The Richest Hill In The World

Montana, USA – 2020


When we undertook our first “through the car windscreen” project 18 months
ago in Monument Valley, Arizona, we had no idea that it would be the pilot to a
series that has now taken us onto Montana, Chicago and LA. The idea of a
layered narrative using great American vistas has worked and the concept is
now known. Best of all no one can really copy us.
In January 2020 we returned again to Montana, partly because we have a
network of local contacts and fixers that deliver both logistical precision on the
ground and access to the best locations, but mostly because the canvas on
which to tell stories is so rich in potential. Montana does stand out for us.
Our focus this time was the historic frontier mining town of Butte. I have long
had an obsession with the frontier settlements and Butte is visually one of the
best because it straddles a hill. Between 1900 – 1950 the town represented a
microcosm of final frontier life in the Wild West. It was a hill that was once so
rich in minerals, that Butte became known locally as “The Richest Hill in the
My readings on the town told me of a storied past of felons and outlaws – there
were both murders and hangings on a regular basis. There were also no doubt
many honourable men, but also many with the cunning of a wolf. It was a rich
place and as always with that wealth came glamourous women.
In my creative processing, coupling a wolf with the glamour of Daniela Braga
could give a nod to the hill’s heyday when everything was possible for
everyone. The photograph just works and for those that know, it is
unmistakably Butte in the background.


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 93″ (180 cm x 236 cm)
Standard: 52″ x 67″ (132 cm x 170 cm)

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

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