You know, if you’ve been here very long, that I will always try to look around the backs of places that I visit.
And so, here’s what is behind the famous Prada Marfa installation near Valentine, Texas. Because I figured you were wondering…
The whole reason I went to Prada Marfa was to see what the back of it looked like; I was distracted by this fine scene at first.
Then I saw this fence and graffiti.
And I sort of never did get the back-of-the-place shot that I intended. Some days are just like that.
behind Prada Marfa
So remember the other day when I posted a non-traditional view of the well-know Prada Marfa art installation?
This piece, known as Target Marathon, showed up one day this past January, and so far no one has claimed responsibility for it. I believe it is sort of an artistic middle finger thrown in the direction of Prada Marfa, which is about 80 miles away.
near Marathon, Texas
You’ve probably seen photos of Prada Marfa (and here’s an explanation of it). I’ve been to the site a couple of times, but never stopped. The other day, though, I went out there for the express purpose of shooting an image of the back of it, because I couldn’t stand to think of making yet another image of the front.
The Photography Gods smiled on me, and I was able to get a non-normal image of the place.