I had a couple of assignments that involved tattooing recently. The first was to shoot Vince Neil Ink for a feature in Mountain Bike Magazine. The second was to photograph Mario Barth's Biggest Tattoo Convention on Earth for The Las Vegas Weekly. The Strip world and the tattoo world seem to be two places that work well together. I enjoyed meeting the tattoo artists and managed to resist the temptation to get a tattoo of my own.
Les Grossman is a longtime concert promoter and entertainment executive who has worked with acts like The Who and Led Zepplin. He is such an interesting guy that he is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie Tropic Thunder. He lives on the edge of Vegas, so I decided to meet him at his home for the photo. I took a bunch of photos, but liked these the best because of a the great light you get at night in Las Vegas when the city's lights bounce off the clouds.