Wet streets are rare in Las Vegas. So are good dive bars. This one is the best in the world.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Meet Jon. We recently traveled to Jackpot Nevada for a working trip to Cactus Pete's, a cool casino in the middle of nowhere near the Idaho-Nevada border. We had a great time working for a few days up there shooting architectural with Sampsel Preston Photography. Our last night Jon and I had shared a room and couldn't sleep and as good assistants with a room full of amazing equipment we of course set up portrait. Our apologies to Greg in the next room if our hi jinks kept you awake.
Sampsel Preton Photography
Friday, February 17, 2012
I have an affection for single story motels. I like to stay in them whenever I travel. There is something I like about pulling my car to the door of my room. The rooms are generally small but comfortable. The outsides distinguish themselves with themed design and architecture. The signs, O those signs, that draw you in off the long road with promises of COLOR TV, free HBO, and recently free WIFI. Those signs are what I am addicted to. Each one is different and has it's own character. Hand made commercial creations lure me to photograph each and everyone. Most older towns have a street with a stretch of these motels. In Denver it's Fairfax Ave. In Las Vegas it's Fremont St. and Boulder Highway. The Safari pictured here is on Fremont. It sits with a lot of other motels withering away in the desert winds waiting for someone to bring it back to it's former glory.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
My Friend Tonia is in town and we decided to hit every spot I have scouted Downtown over the past two years. I picked her up at 6:30am headed to my house which was base camp for the day. We would grab a couple outfits and head out to my spots. I shot instant film all day, not one frame of digital. After eleven hours we ended up with eighty seven amazing images.