Las Vegas by Andreas Schmidt. First edition (2005). First impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. Signed and inscribed 'to David best wishes by Andreas Schmidt'. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Las Vegas
So, Photographer Andreas Schmidt captures the allure of Las Vegas, with images of Gambling palaces, blazing neon signs and other landmarks along the golden strip. Furthermore, Flamingo, Stardust, Caesar's Palace - the towering neon signs above the grand casinos and hotels along the strip also appear in the brilliant photos by Andreas Schmidt. However, the images are altered - blurred, shot from a passing car, reversed, or reflected in a windowpane. Moreover, Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist, the unusual perspective: a super-wide-angle shot sandwiches the spectacular panorama of the Las Vegas skyline into the narrow horizontal gap between two levels of dark concrete in a parking garage. Or endless hotel corridors vanish into nothingness, and vast, still-empty convention halls and carpets flow together to form absurd magnificent patterns. The glamour and glitter of the strip are exposed in Schmidt's pictures as pure façade, as the ultimate megalomania - yet it loses none of its fascinating allure.