I've been to Marfa before, a few years back while on a cross country road trip. I remember finding it to be a really charming and therapeutic stop on our long journey. A few weeks back I was in Austin for a shoot with Nissan and decided I was going to stay in Texes for a few extra days and drive up to Marfa for a quiet little vacation by myself. If you aren't familiar with Marfa here is a bit of background : In the 1970s, Donald Judd, an important U.S. minimalist sculptor, after inventing loft-living (the appropriation of industrial space for urban residential living) got bored of SoHo, married a Texas oil heiress and bought a former air force base and several old agricultural warehouse buildings in a small town in Texas, pretty much because it was the furthest from NYC in transportation time he could find.
He took the walls out of the buildings and put in his best work and the work of his best friends, and created one of the most spectacular twentieth century art installations and collections in the middle of the desert. That was the start of what is now a pretty interesting art scene.
A bunch of iconic American films have been shot there as well including Giant, No Country for Old Men and There Will be Blood.
There is also a mysterious appearance of mystical lights called the Marfa Lights which werent so impressive but still very creepy - aside from that this area has the most amazing night skies I have seen - there is zero sight pollution.
If you have never been it is definitely worth a weekend trip if you are out in Texas, hit me up for any recommendation or have questions about it.
Here are some photos from the trip.