Category Archives: Texas

My first photography professor in art school was a man who used to go by the name Snowflake.  Snowflake used to smoke cigarettes and had these great stories about working on a Christmas tree farm.  He’d put on a Dale Watson album (Listen: “My Baby Makes Me Gravy“) and tell us to get out our sketchbooks…

—————————————————————————————————————— And when you look at me with those stars in your eyesI could waltz across Texas with you. ————————————————————————— James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson lived at the El Paisano Hotel while filming Giant in the 1950s.  In 1971, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa and brought a whirlwind of modern art…

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