Photography

Dirt and Light

Jan 20, 2013 By rebeccasolnit

James H. Evans has been photographing Big Bend for twenty years. But never before has it looked so, well, big.

Holy Smoke

Jan 20, 2013 By Wyatt McSpadden

For photographer Wyatt McSpadden, the barbecue joints of Texas are soot-stained temples of meat and their pitmasters solemn keepers of an old-time religion.

Wyatt’s World

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.

Exercise of Flower

Mar 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Seven Texas photographers do their best to reinvent that time-honored, heartwarming, slightly cheesy tradition: the bluebonnet photo.

Mark Seliger

Dec 1, 2008 By Evan Smith

“I always approach it as if I’m going to take the picture and, for whatever reason, that’s it. There won’t be another chance.”

The Unpublished Dan Winters

Jan 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

As one of the country’s top photographers, he’s captured on film hundreds if not thousands of people over the past quarter of a century. These ten portraits have never before been seen, but they’re among his favorites. Ours too.

Built for Speedy

Apr 30, 1999 By Eileen Schwartz

RICHARD SPEEDY wasn’t planning on working last January when he took his fifth trip to Mexico’s Copper Canyon, but he happened to be on the same trek as senior editor Joe Nick Patoski, who needed someone to document his crossing of the vast and brutal expanse (see “Let’s Get…