The Residents

Montana, USA – 2022

 

I just can’t bring myself to drift from my default position of wanting wild west
saloon images to be long of menace. I see no reason to introduce a mood of
levity and laughter as these were bad ass days in loosely governed frontier
towns marooned in the middle of nowhere. With alcohol and women came
danger, perhaps it was always so. Of course, I am being postmodern and playful
with the composed close ups; almost to the point of being cartoonish. But why
dumb things down when we are simply telling stories.
On this set, high in the Crazy Mountains of Montana, we cast three of my
favourite cowboys – Ty Mitchell and Ryan Marshall from West Texas and Mad
Jack from Virginia City, Montana. Ty became an extra for Scorsese last year and
I can see exactly why. The girls – Erica Lawrence from New York and Josie
Canseco from LA – complemented them well.
But it is the big black wolf who steals the show and lifts the photograph. The
light was negligible so there was no margin for error, but so long as I managed
one sharp picture I knew the subdued lighting would add to the mood. This is a
dangerous place where, during a storm induced lock in, anything could happen.
The weird thing is, everyone wants to go into that bar right now – what could
possibly go wrong?

 

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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