I have been fortunate to travel around much of the world taking photographs - but I don't think I have found a better backdrop to stage a shoot than this remote; outpost on the Mexican border in Big Bend Ranch State Park. It was a hell of a drive from the team's base in Marfa and securing permits was challenging, but I knew; it would be worthwhile - the building and the mountains behind were just so good. They play effortlessly into the lore of the Wild West. Better still, the area is called; Contraband Creek.; The nearest town of note is the bizarre art community of Terlingua. It is difficult to imagine the circumstances that led to people living around here unless they were; in a witness protection programme or cooking crystal meth. It's a sketchy place that would look at home in a Mad Max movie, not mainstream Texas.; It was clear that whatever I did with this gift of a canvas, the concept had to be badass and mean. Josie Canseco - the Victoria's Secret girl - was perfect for the lead role; as she can look badass and still retain her femininity and sexuality. My instincts were that my camera lens should be encroaching upon a place of outlaws and that the; underlying narrative should major on the dangers of trespassing.; There could be no happy ending for the trespasser here.

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Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.
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