Vegas

I went to Las Vegas for a photography convention at the MGM Grand (WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).  Five days were packed full of inspiration, education and parties.  When I wasn’t listening to an insightful, moving lecture, I was looking at the latest and greatest photography equipment.  There were so many new, innovative products and services to support me.  Throw in a handful of old and new friends and you can just imagine how little I slept!

Rather than geek out on photography, I’d like to share some images I made time to shoot during and after the parties.  I read great things about The Cosmopolitan’s display of contemporary art.  Sure enough, it was one of the finest collections I’ve seen.  The most impressive work was the video installation in the lobby.  Still images can’t possibly capture the experience, so you’ll just have to take a look for yourselves on your next visit.

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Photographer's have the most fun!

Photographer’s have the most fun!

My unlucky bet on my "Lucky number 18"

My unlucky bet on my “Lucky number 18”

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Part of the video installation in the lobby of The Cosmopolitan

Part of the video installation in the lobby of The Cosmopolitan

L. Curtis, "Card Cascade", Playing Cards

L. Curtis, “Card Cascade”, Playing Cards

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Largest chandelier in the world (of course - it's Vegas!)

Largest chandelier in the world (of course – it’s Vegas!)

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Siobhan Liddell, "Gone Beyond Gone", Mixed Media

Siobhan Liddell, “Gone Beyond Gone”, Mixed Media

Work by Teresa Camozzi, Mixed Media

Work by Teresa Camozzi, Mixed Media

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Jennifer Prichard, Glazed ceramic on panel

Jennifer Prichard, Glazed ceramic on panel

Dog meeting, Artist unknown

Dog meeting, Artist unknown

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Cigarette machine converted into an art vending machine.  Love this!

Cigarette machine converted into an art vending machine. Love this!

My $5 original artwork

My $5 original artwork

Abstraction of the graffiti art in the parking structure of The Cosmopolitan.  Artist unknown.

Abstraction of the graffiti art in the parking structure of The Cosmopolitan. Artist unknown.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

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