Life on Mars

My life in Las Vegas has been such a strange and completely eye-opening experience. The roller-coaster metaphor applies to everything I’ve endured since I settled out here in town. Life as a photographer in this economy, in this town has been feast or famine. Luckily, Vegas is a fantastic place to struggle. One of the benefits of living here is the low cost of living, so even through the difficult times here I have been able to keep my head above water. Besides, as long as I am shooting my camera, at the end of the day I still can’t believe I get paid to do something I enjoy so much… so poor or not, times be good.

Life on Mars..that kind of sums up my experience here in Las Vegas. Lunar landscapes, the oftentimes strange and outrageous people. Vegas is unique. Unique is a great word to describe my friend Chris Bauder’s art. Lush, sexy, organic, candy-like are others…

“Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids” is Chris’ current exhibition at the CSN Fine Arts Gallery. I had the opportunity to photograph Chris’ show and thought I would share the photos here.

To see Chris Bauder’s work, visit his website: http://chrisbauder.com

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