It's "Happy Hour" and yet everyone in this photograph looks fairly short of happiness - but of course that was my instruction. The less levity, the more the sense of a; foreign land. Marfa is foreign land to most of us.;
The Lost Horse Saloon Bar in the town is well known - in no small part because the legendary Anthony Bourdain filmed here during his "Parts Unknown" series. He; chose well - it has depth to it, both literally and metaphorically. The owner, Tye Mitchell, is also the real deal and often brings his horse to the bar. He is no Bianca; Jagger and the Lost Horse Saloon is no Studio 54 - but this is Texas, not Manhattan and horses at bars don't seem that incongruous. It almost goes with the territory.; When we photograph in bars in America, there tends to be a couple of commonly used tactics. Firstly, we tend to have an open bar and secondly, we also take control; of that bar and ask anyone that is not right for the picture to sit behind the camera - albeit beer or whisky in hand. Everyone has to earn their right to be included.; This picture was taken around 11pm and the bar bill was already in excess of $2000 and asking politely for everyone to listen and be compliant was only going to; become more and more of a challenge. That's where Ty came in handy - he bosses his bar with some authority.

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