In 1987, Guess?, Inc. commissioned Ken Griffiths to take the photographs for a limited edition book entitled The Panhandle, designed by Derek Birdsall RDI.
"I was photographing in Clarendon, Texas, when this truck parked in front of me. I was going to ask the driver to move but changed my mind when I saw this subject. The picture [Robbi and Son] led to me being commissioned for a book about the Texas Panhandle. I like it because it wasn't planned and it sums up what I feel is important about photography: recording life as it really is." Ken Griffiths (quote from Photographers and their Images by Fi McGhee. Published by Conran Octopus, 1988)
Ken Griffiths' picture Cornfield, The Panhandle was selected for master printer Robin Bell's book and accompanying exhibition entitled Silver Footprint, 35 Years of Darkroom Printing, published by Dewi Lewis. Ken Griffiths also featured in the documentary Silver Footprint, directed by Richard Dunkley.