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Constant flow of visitors

This place has been photographed approximately infinity number of times*, and there’s nothing I feel I can add by taking/posting photos of the front of it.

But I did go around back (which you already know) and got a few shots of visitors. You’d have to work hard to find a spot that’s more remote that this, but there was still a steady flow of visitors. Most of them stayed in front, though, which I was happy about.

Prada Marfa
Valentine, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

*Go ahead. Google “Prada Marfa images.” I’ll wait.

Those locks

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…

Valentine, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

Psycho Heart

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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
Valentine, Texas
photographed 7.23.2016

Target Marathon (a guerrilla art installation)

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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
photographed 7.24.2016

Prada Marfa (alternate view)

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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.

Valentine, Texas
photographed 7.23.2016

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