I live the life of a hermit on a very small island in the Pacific Northwest. So yeah, Vegas, definitely not my usual cup of tea. But that said, the Real Estate photography forum that I follow was holding its first annual Real Estate Photography convention. So what the heck? I thought I'd give it a go.
The main draw, for me, was Scott Hargis and Mike Kelley. These are two architectural / interior photographers who inspire the heck out of me. Where much of the conference was based on extracting the most money out of the least effort they seem to be about pushing the quality bar as high as possible. Which I find inspiring.
So I hung out in a noisy, crowded , casino banquet room for as long as I possibley could. But eventually I had to bail. Luckily I knew I was gonna bail at some point prior to even boarding my Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle. So I packed my Hasselblad SWC/M film camera for the trip.
And high on my list of places to vist was the Frank Gehry designed Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
This is absolutely the most twisted building I've ever encountered. And I mean that in the best way possible.
I'm a bit guilty of shooting almost all my images on a tripod. But this amazingly structure pulled me in the opposite direction and I shot every image handheld.
Don't quote me, but I don't think that there's a single right angle in this whole building. Twisted, but in a good way.
It had been quite a while since my last visit to Vegas, but I vaguely remembered eating at the Cornish Pasty. Which is sort of a British inspired pub / pie shop. It took a bit, but I found my way back to that slice of heaven in an otherwise forgetful trip to Vegas. A couple of pints and a pie and very welcome Lyft back to my hotel.