Back in the USA

 
 Watching and waiting for election results on Tuesday November 6, 2018.

Watching and waiting for election results on Tuesday November 6, 2018.

I’ve been back in the US for about a month now, and while this international move has predictably been filled with unpredictable surprises, I’m happy to be back exploring Las Vegas and the southwest. I went to high school here, and while it was a weird place to be a teenager, I always thought Las Vegas would be a fascinating place to be a photographer. It’s interesting getting re-acquainted with the city through some of the assignments I’ve had so far.

Since I last lived here full time, old downtown Vegas has been revitalized and transformed into a prime hipster hangout spot, there are all kinds of interesting things happening politically here, and issues like immigration, homelessness, and mental health are all big topics here. It’s a dynamic place and it’s good to have some time to explore some of this.

Last Tuesday night I was hired to film the Nevada Democrats election night party - my footage was used at the tail end of this League of Conservation Voters video here. I put together a belated rough cut of favorite moments from the night, which slowly turned into a giant dance party as more and more blue wins were announced in Nevada. (Note: the best soundtrack for this video is really “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire - which everyone was dancing to - but I can’t afford those licensing fees!)