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Here is another winner from One Eyeland – Best of the Best Photographers 2014 – David Jordan Williams

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One Eyeland has chosen one of my images for “BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014”

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Surreal Las Vegas

It’s May in Las Vegas and it’s hot……really hot outside.  Las Vegas culture is inside air-conditioned hotel/casinos full of expensive impulse buys from high end manufacturers.  Outside it’s 105 degrees and oppressive. The only people you see on the streets are locals that absolutely have to get somewhere on foot, a few cars and assorted service workers. I only ventured out once during the mid day sun to try to capture the garish light of that time of day. Most of the imagery I did was shot early morning, pre-dawn and at sunset dusk. The people you encounter at those times of day are a world unto themselves……drunks trying to find the next score or just trying to get back to their hotel, some of the strangest looking homeless people I’ve ever seen……….sort of dried up and high-rollers still looking to throw money around and everywhere scattered about are cards for hookers and escort services. There are also armies of cleaning crews that literally scrub Vegas clean with soap and water every dawn and dusk. If you stay in one of the large hotel/casinos like I did you really don’t ever have to venture out into the desert heat, everything you would ever need is provided in these complexes that spread for huge distances. Las Vegas is definitely one of the most surreal places I have ever photographed.Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.27.49 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.26.36 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.25.49 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.24.31 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.23.29 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.21.37 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.21.08 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.20.27 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.19.04 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-20 at 7.18.05 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.59.24 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.11.53 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.12.17 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.12.43 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.13.14 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.13.36 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.14.02 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.14.23 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.14.44 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.15.05 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.11.31 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.11.10 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.10.54 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.10.29 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.10.06 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.09.23 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.08.36 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.07.35 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.06.58 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 4.58.18 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 4.59.22 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 8.59.15 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.01.32 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.02.20 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.05.15 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.05.53 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.06.15 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 9.06.36 AM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 1.03.45 PM Screen Shot 2012-05-18 at 1.02.42 PM