The Lancaster


words by ANGELO SGAMBATI / photography by ANGELO SGAMBATI

We arrived in Lancaster, a working-class, high-dessert town 70 miles north of Los Angeles at 5pm in the middle of June, and it was still 107 degrees. I’ve always wanted to shoot a story somewhere like this, flat desert with power lines and towers running up dirt roads as far as the eye can see. There’s something about shooting in open spaces that helps you simplify things.

MONROWE-LancasterLancaster_08Dress by SIG the label, top by Bree Layne

Coat by Keepsake the Label, sandals by Grey City


“I don’t need this town.
Tomorrow who’ll remember my name;
Tomorrow who’ll remember I came.
Don’t care which road I’ll go down,
As long as it’s a way from this town.”

—Jonny Cash, This Town

Blazer and pants by Madiyah Al Sharql and bra by Helmut Lang


Photographer: Angelo Sgambati

Stylist: Tiffani Chynel / @ The Wall Group

Hair and Makeup Artist: Ericka Verrett

Model: Elaine Carlin / @ Vision