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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…


  1. scott commented on 30 August 2011 at 10:18 am

    Ahh… the old Vegas ‘Boneyard’. Lot’s of beautiful signs just left to decay… no interest in it’s past in Vegas, It’s all about the Benjamins!!
    I’ve witnessed cold beer and dirty women first hand (well, the Gilley’s kind)… and i can confirm the beer was cold and the women were dirty!.. well, muddy.

  2. martin commented on 2 September 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Is that a club – all about the Benjamins? You scamp, you made it there before me… You’ll just have to go and get married now Scott and invite all your ol’ buddies for a knees up over there….

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