while looking through my devwatch i saw a photo by *FideNullo
-- of which, i won't say which one -- and it inspired me to find a scan of a neg from jan/07. whilst looking for that one, i saw this one.
seriously, vegas is absurd.
note to self: make photos from taxi's. do not roll down sickingly tinted windows on the escalade and start making photos. they all think you're someone when you're only a guy who knows taking a taxi from henderson to the strip sucks. why? because, first, the bastards take 1.75 hours to get to you and, second, i'm on some henderson taxi black list because i told some asshole to fuck himself because he took 1.75 hours to get to me.
normally, i think i would have preferred a fifty. that would have cropped the escalade's window frame.
but when i looked at it again i knew i left that in there for a reason.
this is what i saw.
not a crop of what i saw but really ... what i saw.
everything vegas is.
and isn't in one fucking frame.
new condo project.
overpriced bait-and-switch grand canyon tours.
feeling his motivation.
fake spinner rims.
t shirts for $4.99 probably made in china.
i'm sure the rims are as well.
a dude standing in an alley.
tourists looking at the tourist center.
i'm positive served in a yard-long.
made in china.
then again, the fuckers serve pepsi almost exclusively on the strip.
that sucks in and of itself.
i only got one frame.
and that's kinda what it's all about.
at the time i was in vegas i didn't usually have my own transpo. i waited in bucolic henderson for my beautiful j to return from work.
usually i didn't need to go to the strip for anything other than work.
even though i work with amazing people at properties on the strip.
i learned all about an industry magazine for "vegas drivers."
not that it was very useful knowledge.
but it made me smile that the driver enjoyed it.
dunno ... photographs like these make me realize why i had this o.c.d. thing of making frames of stuff i see...
and want to see for as long as i can.
because that 1/125th of a second ... won't happen again.
and i can put 36 of those on a single roll of film and they still don't add up to a second.
out of how many countless seconds.
leica mp. 35/1.4 summilux ASPH. 1/125th at f/5.6 1/2. ilford delta 100 (normal). lab scan. +8 cont. minor levels.