An international photography crew swooped down to Amarillo in December to do a Vogue shoot at Cadillac Ranch that ran in the magazine’s March issue.
Brittany Nunn of the Amarillo Globe-News has the backstory of photographer Mario Sorrentis’ shoot on that “cold, foggy weekend in December.”
Locals said Sorrenti, known for his photos of Kate Moss for the ’90s-era Calvin Klein Obsession campaign, was gracious throughout the shoot. “He was never a prima donna during the shoot. He was just super chill,” Andy Price, a columnist for the Amarillo magazine, told Nunn. Sorrenti had the models wait in a heated tent until it was time
Firefighter Jeff Harbin (who acted as a photo assistant on the shoot) told Nunn that the production crew—and one of the models—went to Big Texan for steaks afterwards. (This news would hearten one commenter on Nunn’s story, who wrote “I hope somebody at least fed them a good meal while they were here!”)
Dallas Chambers of Amarillo’s Kiss FM 96.9 was a fan of the spread: “It has that kinda of Texas attitude mixed with New York fashion meets wild art exhibit look,” he wrote.
See all the images from the spread here.