Justin M. Bowen / Las Vegas Sun
POOL PARTY: Slash and Courtney Love perform at Bare Pool at the Mirage. The "Slash and Friends" show was part of the celebration of the Strip resort's 20th anniversary.
Dec 30, 2009 (2 a.m.)
Being a photographer in Las Vegas is a pretty sweet gig, and shooting concerts is the frosting on the cake.
Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun
DON'T BE SCARED: It's just Aaron Methvin, dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo, on his way to visit patients at Sunrise Children's Hospital in July.
Dec 29, 2009 (2 a.m.)
I am always trying to get behind the curtain. Whether the curtain is real or a metaphor — like the orchestration of an event or invisible social barriers — when I take photos I’m always trying to get on the other side.
Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun
CELEBRATION: Trainer Buboy Fernandez lifts Manny Pacquiao after the boxer's victory over Miguel Cotto in the WBO welterweight title fight in November at the MGM Grand.
Dec 28, 2009 (2 a.m.)
My first exposure to boxing in Las Vegas was developing film for other photographers on fight nights. I was in a trailer developing film when the “Fan Man” (also known as James Miller) landed by paraglider into the Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield fight at Caesars Palace in 1993.
Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
A couple, enjoying the quiet, relax on a bench and contemplate the fog and ocean one morning in late summer in Lincoln City, Ore.
Dec 21, 2009 (2 a.m.)
I wouldn’t say taking photos is a compulsion, but sometimes it does seems as if I can’t help myself. Even though a photo may never be displayed anywhere other than my computer, if I see something that catches my eye, I have to shoot it.
Tiffany Brown / Las Vegas Sun
A CHILD'S DELIGHT: James Anderson, 7, collapses in laughter in the midst of a remodeling project at home in Las Vegas. The remodeling took place in March.
Dec 22, 2009 (2 a.m.)
It’s been said that life is in the details. As a photographer in a world so hurried, in a city as visually overindulgent as Las Vegas, it’s the close examination that often allows me to discover overlooked gems, a more focused approach to the eye-candy around us. And I hope these pictures offer readers a different way of seeing the ordinary.
Trent Ogle / Las Vegas Sun
POOL PARTY: This was one of the hottest days of the year, and I was on the way to the pool for some needed refreshment at the Kokomo Club in Lake Havasu City.
Dec 23, 2009 (2 a.m.)
I shoot video for lasvegassun.com and lasvegasweekly.com and take snapshots on my iPhone when I get the chance.
Katharine Euphrat / Las Vegas Sun
STRIPPERMOBILE NO MORE: A skeleton wearing a bikini hangs from the pole inside the strippermobile, after its advertising stint along the Strip was cut short.
Dec 24, 2009 (2 a.m.)
Quirky. That’s the best word I can think of to sum up my view of this city after living and working here for six months.