Youch!

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

Oh my, can you do this?

#FremontStreet #LasVegas

Shine On!

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Henderson

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. ” ~ John Lennon

I’m sorry but you won’t find me on wordpress if you have a desire to see more of my work. I am on Facebook, though. And Flickr. Please visit me there and say hello. Emilio Pasquale Photography. Even though my name is not Emilio. Nor Pasquale. OK, so a bit of history…

When Monochromia first started, mine was the very first post. When I thanked Joe for the honor, he admitted that he had pulled my name out of a hat. Nice guy, that Joe. He couldn’t even lie? But I still feel honored.

Then, one day I admitted that I was not a thirty-something photographer, as my caricature logo and writings had lead everyone to believe. I am a child of the 60’s, now retired. I had chosen the name in honor of my grandfather, Emilio, and my uncle, Pasquale, who had passed through Ellis Island with my grandmother on their way to Brooklyn in the early 1900’s. My father was born here in 1923.

I picked up my first camera when I was 18. My dad built me a b&w darkroom in our garage in North Hollywood California back then. Straight out of college, I got a job working as an apprentice motion picture editor. I retired in 1999 and became a Realtor in Las Vegas in 2004. I am now fully retired and loving every minute of it!

So, please come visit me on Facebook or Flickr. I also sell artwork at Fine Art America and am working on getting a portfolio together. For my third career, hopefully.

Paul Douglas

Las Vegas NV

April 19, 2018

Great In Bed

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Fremont Street District
Las Vegas NV

 

Graffiti on an abandoned Western Motel and Casino in beautiful downtown Las Vegas

He’s The Man

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

 

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He’s the man because, let’s face it, he’d make an ugly woman!

(Maybe if he shaved?)

Celebration Of Life

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Paiute Child
25TH Annual Southern Paiute Veterans Pow-Wow
November 6, 2016

Since at least 1100 A.D., the Southern Paiute lived across southeastern Nevada and neighboring states. To survive the desert, they drank from springs, hunted wild game and harvested plants.

Today, the Southern Paiutes operate the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. In addition, the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza with its 2,500-square-foot casino and fireworks store greets visitors on their way to Valley of Fire State Park.

The Moapa Paiutes also are developing the first large-scale solar project on tribal land, which will provide tribal revenue and jobs.

Quoted from the Nevada Indian Territory website

 

Treasure Island

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Detail Las Vegas NV October 15, 2016

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Detail
Las Vegas NV
October 15, 2016

Nothing better to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon than go down to the strip and practice street photography. I got sidetracked and took mostly shots of buildings.

After The Race

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
After The Race

After The Race

Early morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Native American Graffiti

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
(Native) American Graffiti

(Native) American Graffiti

Two weeks ago, when I posted some graffiti in black and white, Joe Giordano commented that he thought it was a “Bold move to display this artwork in B&W but it really works.” Well, I think this piece works even better. In black and white, the artistry is even more obvious. You’re struck by the talent of the artist rather than just the colors. You can more appreciate the texture of the surface these artists deal with. What do you think?

Eternal Sunshine

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

 

Fremont Street Las Vegas NV

Fremont Street
Las Vegas NV

“The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine.” ~~ Al Smith