I am Addicted to Las Vegas

I have just finished my first photo essay as part of another piece of work I was doing.  It gives some insight into the type of photographs I like to take when I am in the United States and some of my thoughts when I am taking these photos. I have therefore reproduced it here, the images used here are all mine.

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The iconic image of Las Vegas, the vibrant bustling metropolis feeding the worst of human weaknesses.
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The Cleveland Clinic showing there is so much more to Vegas including some of the very best architecture and medical facilities in the USA.

 

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While some parts of the city have a bad reputation, there is a great push on urban renewal and Las Vegas is now a leader in the worldwide street art scene.

 

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Vegas is in the middle of the desert and you can go from the bustling city to this abandoned ghost town in under an an hour.
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All the excess and success has a cost and for some people the addiction to this great city takes a far greater personal toll.

2 thoughts on “I am Addicted to Las Vegas

  1. Loving these photos. What an amazing glimpse of the different flavours of Las Vegas… A brilliant mix – Mind blowing view in darkness (very ambient) – awe inspiring! Blast from the past (lonely, desolate car, previously loved, but now forgotten). – sad, melancholy, but strangely powerful image. Brilliant graffiti (smile provoking) – despite what is probably a downtown area there is a really positive vibe from this one. Finally, the last photo (emotional, powerful, raw, and very charismatic) – an image that hits you straight in the stomach (Personally, I think this is worthy of some kind of photographic recognition) – it makes you want to give the subject a hug, meal and cup of tea. Very emotional indeed. Cannot wait to see what’s in store from the next trip!

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