Once Upon A Time In The West

“The Crazies”, Montana 2019

 

When I am asked for my medal podium of the most visually spoilt countries in
the world, the usual suspects all fight for a place – Iceland, Norway, Chile, New
Zealand, Italy and Namibia. But the gold medal will always go to America. There
is just so much of it and such variety.
The problem, however, is that America is also very well photographed. We are
saturated with content. There are no awards for a picture of Yosemite at
sunrise. The country shouts out for creative courage and originality from
filmmakers.
This was the genesis of the thinking behind my Road Trip series. We could
leverage the jaw dropping scenery as a backdrop by all means, but then frame
it with a car’s windscreen and a narrative in the front seats. The first image in
the iconic Monument Valley with Josie Canseco proved a big hit and so we
deliberated on round two.
Hours were spent looking for a new story – either from a desk or by location
scouts and in December we decided to go for a mountain range called “The
Crazies” in Montana. We thought it appropriate as most of us are certifiably
nuts by now. In the winter – when we decided to shoot – this is a place that
emphatically connotes the cold, whereas Monument Valley does the exact
opposite. In making the choice, we implicitly gave a nod to America’s climatic
and visual breadth.
We scouted the location at sunrise and sunset after which we knew it had to be
sunrise. We also needed The Crazies to be free of cloud, dictating very cold
conditions at dawn. I booked Josie again as she is striking, playful and on good
terms with the wolf.
This cinematic result, taken last Saturday, is beyond my dreams. Everyone
involved should be proud. It was simply “Once upon a time in the West”.

 

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 109″ (180 cm x 277 cm)

Standard: 52″ x 77″ (132 cm x 196 cm)

 

Available Editions
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