With Film Camera in hand, I Explore Quirky Las Vegas (New Mexico)

The “other” Las Vegas is a city that has probably escaped your attention. During a quick half-day stop here in 2016, the colorful personality of this historic New Mexico mountain town drew me in and keeps me coming back.

A quiet and unpretentious little sister to Santa Fe, it is one of my favorite places for shooting film photos, and also happens to be a popular filming location for movies and TV shows. While there are not a lot of flashy tourist attractions in this Las Vegas, the city will appeal to those whose interests include:

I will be posting more about Las Vegas in the future, but for now…On with the photo tour! 

***As with all of my film photos, these images are presented as captured, unedited.*** All of the photos below were shot (by me) over two days on a solo New Mexico road trip in April 2017.

Parisian Dry Cleaners in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography

Colorful historic downtown Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

On the plaza in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

Homemade cargo trailer in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Two Brown Stationwagons in Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

Calumet Mural painted for Red Dawn Set in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm Film Photography Nikon L35AF Kodak Ektar 100

Picnic Pavilion at Storrie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 with Nikon F2

Storrie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 with Nikon F2

Campground at Storrie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 with Nikon F2

Storrie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Portra 400 with Nikon L35AF

Retro RV at Storrie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Portra 400 with Nikon L35AF

Cristo Rey Church near Montezuma and Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Portra 400 with Nikon L35AF

Cristo Rey Church near Montezuma and Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

Parisian Dry Cleaners in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

Sweet vintage truck camper in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

Pancho's Barber Shop in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

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Pure Oil station in Las Vegas, New Mexico 35mm film photograph shot on Kodak Tri-X 400with Nikon F2

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