Aerial photographer Michael Light recently published the third installment in his series "Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West," and the 52 photographs capture the stark contrast between the Mojave Desert and the subdivisions that have been carved from the soil. Light focused on upscale developments in Lake Las Vegas and Ascaya, near Henderson.
He found similarities between the architecture of Ascaya, which will be built into the side of Black Mountain, and the Bingham Mine in Utah, which he captured in an earlier series. Instead of making a comment about Las Vegas, Light says his goal is to record how we live on the earth, and the footprint humanity has in the American West.
Michael Light, photographer, "Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain"
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