Some photos from a recent assignment for The Celveland Clinic' s Geriantric Times of Battista Locatelli. Locatelli, founder of the Las Vegas landmark Battista's Hole in the Wall, was recently treated by the Cleveland Clinic for some very serious health problems. The magazine asked me to show Locatelli's active lifestyle and positive outlook on life. We decided to meet at his airplane hangar in Utah, where he now lives. Locatelli came to Las Vegas to be a famous singer and instead bought a restaurant behind the Flamingo. He opened his restaurant there in 1970, serving affordable and tasty Italian food and wine with a great atmosphere that made everyone who came through the door feel like part of the family.
As someone who has traveled around the county, living in a van, I have always really liked the look of these teardrop shaped trailers with their stainless steel finish. I would have never though of turning it into a business, which is exactly what Victoria Hogan from Flora Pop did. Flora Pop is a full service, all inclusive pop-up wedding service. Hogan travels to various places around Las Vegas, uses the trailer as a sort of altar, and is licensed to officiate the wedding. We met near Nelson's Landing for the photos.