Marlboro Dreams

The Marlboro adverts’ Americana was one of my defining adolescent reasons for being a photographer, as well as a smoker. Prompted by a dream, I rediscovered them on eBay – in the smoke-free liminality and nostalgia of midlife, as America went through its own desolation and disillusion of the Trump era. A perfect time for a new dream to emerge…

Good morning Texas.
They come here / Wanted in 15 states.
It’s why we have / A ghost town.

Pray it’s only the view / For the tourists.
Rush / As a time was just fields.
It used to be / That blows you away.