Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pamela Littky: Vacancy

Many years ago, I was driving from Las Vegas to LA and quite a few of the scenes pictured in Pamela Littky's Vacancy brought back mental images and some of the accompanying feelings from back then. Spending time with this well-done book also triggered memories from a more recent trip though Death Valley that included a night at Marta Becket's Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction and a visit to a casino at the Nevada border - the pics that Littky took in the town of Beatty bought vividly back this casino visit.

Although photography is said to bring time to a standstill, the pics in this tome radiate a strange absence of time and that probably has to do with the sensation of eternity that one can feel in the desert. "The desert air clears everything away", as Pamela Littky observes. 

For more, see my fstopmagazine review 

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