VEGAS AND THE VATICAN
When I was in Rome I avoided making pictures amongst all the usual Roman backdrops. I sought out the most banal location I could find. Ironically there was this wall which people would line up along to enter the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel which was void of any real Roman character, so I worked there for a few days. As I had spent a great deal of time in Las Vegas, since my parents lived there, I would often visit the hotel lobbies and shoot. The lobby in the images here is in the Bellagio Hotel. I found the liminal space that people would congregate in, whether in Rome or in Las Vegas, to be strikingly similar. What these groups have in common, is their common sense of waiting.