IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW LA, THINK AGAIN...
BY SARA DARLING
The brainchild of American contemporary artist, photographer and publisher James Stanford's coffee table book, 'Street Art Las Vegas' documents the unseen talent of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. .
Featuring works by well-known streets artists, including Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, D*face and Retna, it epitomises the underground art of LA.
The image of Motel Las Vegas (above) is by photographer and art historian Dr Fred Sigman; Showcasing the rise and fall of Las Vegas’ iconic roadside motels, which are integral part of American history and a reflection on America’s love of travelling by car. It also celebrates the architectural skyline of LA, which has influenced today's mega-resorts.
Compass of the Ephemeral is from a series of photographs by Will Roger, cultural co-founder of Burning Man; One of the most iconic places on earth, this image showcases his aerial and drone photography for the first time. Roger’s photographs chronicle the ever-changing cityscape and transformation of Black Rock City, home to Burning Man and one of the harshest climates in the continental US.
The docu-photography books trace the history of Black Rock City from a few thousand people to the growing metropolis of over 70,000 citizens today, and how varied and eclectic it actually is.
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