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Marfa and the Mystique of Far West Texas - 2nd Edition

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What is it about Marfa,Texas? More and more visitors are arriving and the amount of press for such a small, remote town is astonishing. Its allure is elusive. Try describing Marfa to anyone who has never been there. It starts with confusion about the name and where it s located, eventually followed by puzzlement over the altitude (4685 feet) and climate (comfortable in August). My goal as a photographer is to reveal a bit of that mystique. Some of the subjects included in the book are: high desert landscapes, art installations, performers, local residents, indigenous flora, iconic local landmarks such as the Chinati Foundation, El Cosmico and the McDonald Observatory.