Photographing Las Vegas since 1992. The first few times I visited Las Vegas, I either didn’t bring a camera at all, or shot a few photos with cardboard disposable cameras. By my 15th or 16th trip to Las Vegas, I wasn’t even gambling anymore. I just went to shoot photos. The gigantic architecture and dazzling display of neon and other types of lights offer photographic opportunities which are not offered by most cities. The Las Vegas strip is also in a constant state of change. There isn’t much difference from year to year, but if you don’t go for 10 years you’ll be surprised at the speed with which structures are built and imploded. I thought the Stardust, Frontier and Westward Ho would always be there. All three are gone, along with Sahara, Klondike, Desert Inn, Riviera…. long term staples of the strip which have faded into history. Sammy Davis Jr. used to perform at the Sands with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra but he wasn’t allowed to stay there as a guest.. Today Las Vegas welcomes all races and cultures, as long as you have money.

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How Las Vegas has changed.

Las Vegas is constantly changing, so everyone will witness a different series of changes during their lifetimes. Small changes from year to year build up to huge changes every decade or so. / My early trips to Las Vegas during the 1990s put me into a city where hotel rooms were very inexpensive compared to the level of quality you received. Income from the casinos subsidized food and lodging. I s…
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