Las Vegas Street Portraits Etc.

This weekend I had the opportunity to join the Royal Enfield team at the ProfitX Motorcycle conference in fabulous Las Vegas, Nev. While there I got out one night and put down some frames of the people around the Fremont Street Experience area of Las Vegas. What follows is a series of candid(ish) street portraits taken Monday night…

Above is Mark from Texas. He was with his friend Lee and out enjoying the evening…

Mark (left) and Lee (right) kind of a Beavis and Butt-Head thing going on, perhaps if they had grown up this is how they would look…

Once I got him going, Mark was really into having his picture taken, not a complete rarity, but certainly a pleasure in my street portrait subjects…

Arthur…These shots are taken on my good ol’ Canon AE-1 with the classic 50mm f/1.8 lens. My first and very trusted set of eyes…

Rod…I shot my usual Kodak 400TX but pushed it to 800 ISO. Since this is a stop faster than the films 400 ISO rating I added one minute to the development time in Kodak HC-110 Dil. B. Under expose, over develop…worked like a charm…

Dan…I didn’t always talk with my subjects for very long, and mostly shot first and asked questions/permission later, which is tricky with a 50mm lens (I don’t believe in 200+mm street portraits…

Bill…I was initially attracted to Bill, like most of my subjects, by his face/the light in the scene…the sign in the background was simply a plus…

Didn’t get these ladies names…they caught me about to shoot them and ruined the moment I was going for ( got to be faster with the trigger next time)

Now to mix things up a little. I shot some context/overview type shots to give the series a sense of place (at least in my mind)

Original sign welcoming tourists to fabulous Las Vegas…

A high-heel and gambling sign just about sum it up…

Had to part with a naked cowboy (not the naked cowboy mind you, that name is copyrighted. This is Raven or after a brief brainstorming session together maybe The Rhinestone Kid)

Be sure to check back soon for lots more film stuff. I have a trip to the Grand Canyon, some experimental Flagstaff stuff and more, more, more…You can count on seeing lots of this and the next few posts worth of stuff in my cyanotype project as well…

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3 responses to “Las Vegas Street Portraits Etc.

  1. As the “not so key grip” I think that these captured the true sense of the moment

  2. this is mark. who is beavis and who is butt head? thanks for the pics

    • Not sure who is who, I just mean that they were good friends and always stood next to each other…for some reason this image reminded me of the cartoon…but if you email me your address I will have a print in the mail for you asap…

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