I’ve been wanting to do a shoot in the desert for AGES now, but every time we head down to Las Vegas, we just never seem to find the time or a reason to do it. NOT THIS TIME, damnit.
My wife Mandy and her mom Terry were still virtually stage ready when we went down for the 2016 Olympia, so we thought it would be cool to shoot in a ghost town. I originally wanted to shoot in Rhyolite, but it would have eaten up an entire day. Nelson, however, is less than an hour drive off the strip, so that would do just fine!
They filmed some of the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland here, and it was cool because they still had some of the show props kicking around, like a crashed plane. So true, not a 100% authentic ghost town experience, but still pretty cool. And only one of us stepped on a cactus!
We only had about ten minutes before the sun went down, so Mandy and I went to work right away.
Then we brought Terry in for a few shots. Keeping it in the family, right?
We then moved Terry to the front porch of an old house that she thought looked cool.
And as cool as the Nelson Ghost Town was, I wanted some authentic desert photos. Rugged terrain, some cacti…. Yes please!
Terry found an old chair that she wanted to use as a prop, so that was our next look. How about that sunset?!
Never did find out what this building was, but it looked pretty f’n sweet!
Just a couple of hot chicks catching a ride out of town. Why? Their damn plane crashed!