Fargo V4D

Montana, USA – 2020

 

A huge film from the wonderfully authentic Coen brothers and until I took this
image, there was no photograph in my portfolio with sufficient symbolism to
deserve the title. Out of respect to the movie, the title Fargo cannot be
ascribed on a casual basis to any picture taken in the frozen north. It had better
be punchy.
But in Eastern Montana in a winter storm, we had two components here – a long
straight road splitting the frozen prairies and also the possibility that I could
make a narrative of sudden joy and happiness. On the day before the shoot, I
wandered around the fairly run down outpost of Forsyth, Eastern Montana,
trying to find another layer to the story.
When I went to buy a drink, I found that I had run out of dollars, so I nipped

across the street to the ATM. As my dollars came out, I had one of my rare
moments of inspiration. We should use flying dollars in the photograph. My new
narrative was that the car passengers stumbled across a frozen cash treasure
trove – as seemingly happens regularly in this part of the world.
Only one frame out of many worked, but that is all you need. The smile on the
Tamaskan’s face is a bonus, but the connectivity between the two seemingly
fortuitous travellers makes the image.
If the parallel with the film holds true, they have taken on more than they could
imagine in their worst nightmare.

 

Digital Pigment Print on Archival
315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper
Frame included
Hand signed and numbered on the front by the artist
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity

 

Available Sizes (Framed Size)
Large: 71” x 99”
Standard: 52” x 71”

Available Editions
Large: Edition of 12
Standard: Edition of 12

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