we drive in Texas. Flatlands in this part of Texas - boring
highway driving. Read, drink tea, some music. Poor Spencer always driving. Finally a
change in the landscape, around us now - cotton! There are
bright white dots on brown sticks and some on green plants. Later,
there are empty bare fields of twigs with giant blocks of cotton
laying on the ground waiting for the truck. Amazing, not a wisp of
white left on the empty brown sticks.
Austin, Texas. College town.
Austin has the second largest
university in the country. This town is full of young people and
college students. We end up parked outside a Frat house. The
music and bar scene is big, as well as the cafe culture, but I
miss New Mexico already.
We have a Saturday morning
shoot in front of the capitol building, which is 7" taller than
Washington, D.C.'s. Madison is #3 in a chain that started in
Seattle of models calling friends in other towns to pose.
Quick, easy shoot on empty Saturday streets. I don't think
S.T. is satisfied yet so I don't know if we'll move on yet.
Another day and night and another morning
shoot in Austin. We stop for breakfast at a rock
'n roll diner/cafe and Spencer wants to ask a guy who works
here if he's interested in posing. He has a bald head, no eye
brows, and thin, intense, deeply set eyes. We ask and he
responds that he would love to. He has seen the work and
even posted up an image. He's an artist and lives in an
Yesterday driving around, we found
a giant boot and an image of a wall of Jack Nicholson from The
Shining. We also walked around some great antique store where
Spencer traded a print for the use of some giant
Back in New Mexico, we met
2 lovely German girls in the Hot Springs. They were also
travelling the country after spending time in New York working
as au pairs. They met us in Austin to pose.