Explore the fascinating similarities between the legendary boom-and-bust towns of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bodie, California. This collection offers a visual journey, contrasting the vibrant energy of Las Vegas with the haunting stillness of Bodie, once bustling with life, but now a preserved ghost town. These photographs capture the essence of two very different yet interconnected worlds where dreams were pursued with fervor against the backdrop of fleeting prosperity.

Shot in 35mm in the late '90s, my explorations of these two cities, Bodie State Historic Park and the ever-changing Las Vegas, I saw a parallel of people and cities synonymous with the pursuit of dreams. Although starkly different, both places share a common narrative of human ambition, resilience, and the cyclical nature of fortune. 

Some of these photos are available on my Etsy store.