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    Leaving Las Vegas

    The starting point for an ongoing Western landscape series, departing Las Vegas became a new subject because I needed to flee neon. How to describe the gritty feel of walking the gauntlet of hawkers along the gaudy strip then driving out of town to photograph nature? Moving away from the center, the transition in terrain matched my mood from tense to calm. While I did not photograph plastic bags in wire fences around the homeless tent city, I did capture a titanium plant explosion while a partially hidden Zombie Bus with painted machine guns had me at hello in these shoot ‘em out times.

    I was thinking of the film Leaving Las Vegas where an alcoholic screenwriter and a prostitute fall in love amidst shiny lights and lurking danger. This series imagines that they drove out of town to escape the script’s bleak ending.

    Although none of the photographs overtly refer to the mass shooting on the strip in October of 2018, the massacre's memory permeated my being. In returning the next year to formally finish this project I remembered something else: I was trying to flee the sadness of losing a friend.
    1400,933
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  • Like Magic, Las Vegas, 2019.
    1440,960
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  • Western Reflection, 2019, Las Vegas

    Western motifs captured in a window at Bonnie Springs, the now closed old west family attraction.
    1440,960
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  • Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, 2018.

    1200,800
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  • Looking Towards Henderson, 2018, Las Vegas
    1440,960
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  • Bonnie Springs Restaurant Ranch, 2019, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Hoover Dam, 2019, Boulder City
    1440,960
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  • Mine Building Roof Detail, Bonnie Springs, 2019, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Mountain Viewers in Shadow, 2018, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Distant Storms, 2018, Las Vegas.
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Gunfire Smoke, 2018, Las Vegas

    A wild west shoot out is captured at the now closed Bonnie Springs attraction which will become a luxury housing development.
    1440,960
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  • Mount Charleston and Clouds, 2018.
    1440,960
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  • Explosion Looking Towards Henderson, 2018, Las Vegas
    1440,960
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  • Zombie Bus, 2018, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • 1440,960
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  • Red Rock Hiding, Red Rock Canyon, 2018, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Double Palms, 2019, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Stagecoach, 2019, Henderson, Nevada,
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Barbed Wire, Red Rock Canyon,2019, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Lake Mead, 2019, Boulder City, Nevada
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Horseback Riders, 2018, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
  • Desert Road, Bonnie Springs, 2019, Las Vegas
    1440,960
    Price On Request
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