Hillsboro, Texas could be the poster child for small town America. It was once a thriving community built on cotton farming but has experienced the same hard times as so many others. In Hillsboro on business, I wandered through its downtown one summer evening, and discovered the closed Texas Theatre. I was immediately reminded of 1971's The Last Picture Show starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, and a very young Cybill Shepard. I wanted to create a photograph that expressed the loneliness that this town seemed to exude.