“Sometimes a simple narrative works best. Cindy - styled with reference to Julie Christie in Dr Zhivago - looks sensational and the symmetry of the abandoned decaying building is perfect. The snowfall is heavy enough to be impactful, without it being a full-on blizzard which would have impaired the aesthetic detail. There was enough light that cold morning in North East Montana to allow for a generous depth of field. There is nothing I would change in this photograph.
"The male extra from Indiana, whom I’ve used in the past, wears his weathered Jeff Bridges look with comfort, embodying the role of the cowboy losing his glamorous wife for good. His positioning against the window was well conceived. Storming out of the house is a marital storyline familiar to many of us. This rift however, like the house, looks irreparable.
I love this image, as indeed does Cindy. It was a great stroke of luck to discover that building and we will keep its location secret. Even if someone finds it, I think they may well struggle to assemble the picture’s other components”.