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The photographic print at the top was a present for my last birthday from friend and designer Luke Pendrell. He took it a good few years ago in Las Vegas when he was out there documenting the old signage graveyard, which turned into an article for Eye Magazine. These are only a selection of the 10 rolls of film he shot. A small book in the making I think. Looks like they were C41 crossed processed to get that rich saturation and electric blues and oranges as they haven’t been tinkered with in photoshop. Amazing pictures from an sublime place. You can’t beat dead and decaying glamour, and the ultimate mecca for shabby type freaks. There’s more imagery and info here at The Neon Museum in Vegas. But back to Gilley’s, not sure if it’s still open but a man could sure loose his innocence and soul in a haunt like that, or at least a wallet full of dough…Gotta get me to Vegas some time…

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