The Girl On The Train

Montana, USA – 2020


This old railway carriage, was built in Montana in 1902 and operated until 1968.
It now lies abandoned in the ghost town of Nevada City and serves as a
reminder of the busier days in the mountains. At today’s value, when mining
came to an end in 1922, some $2.5bn of gold had been extracted from the
region. The state of Montana played an integral part in Gold Rush history.
I first visited the train in 2015 and immediately saw its potential for a staged
shot. Half the window areas are open to the elements and in the winter the
snow often overwhelms the decaying interior. In the following years we took a
few pictures but, in many ways, these were a dress rehearsal for November
2020. We knew our light and our angles.
Taking the female icon Cara Delevingne to a unique site like this, so far from
anywhere vaguely on the map, was an opportunity not to be wasted. This is not
a job for the precious, the carriage is fragile and getting on board was not easy.
But Cara, as I know from working with her previously, is not precious, she is
game for anything that is creative and authentic.
The camera loves her and the styling – in an old buffalo skin coat – deliberately
plays to a timeless story. She pings out of the train.
Sometimes an artist creates something that can’t be copied and I think this is
one such work. We would like to thank the Nevada City Outdoor Historic
Museum for collaborating on this project.


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 101”
Standard: 52” x 72”

Available Editions
Large: Edition of 20
Standard: Edition of 20

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