"You’re from Beaumont," he asked, while we were in between portrait locations. "Do you watch True Detective?" We both agreed that the show did a good job of portraying the spirit of the gulf coast. But for a split second I had to stop and smile and say to myself, "Larry McMurtry watches True Detective."
I’d been commissioned by the Wall Street Journal to photograph McMurtry up in Archer City with explicit instructions, “NO BOOKS”. As luck would have it, when I arrived he said that he didn’t feel like going out to his family’s ranch.
So where does he suggest that we shoot? The book store.
Thank God for black velvet.
Here’s the link to the WSJ story. He’s come out with a new book about Wyatt Earp and the OK Corral shoot out.