Photographs by Glenn Elliott.
With photographs taken between May 2009 and June 2013, South Of Zion is a document about the Las Vegas that many people don't get to see. Not necessarily just looking past the regular landmarks only tourists see, this captures the areas in Vegas where people live, work, play and struggle to make or break it here.
South Of Zion tries to show the Las Vegas of the harsh afternoon sunlight rather than the glamorous, glittering night. The Vegas of cheap motels and tawdry apartment buildings, of run down cars and haunted, broken signs.
The spaces and people that have fallen short of the promised land.
My name is Glenn Elliott, I'm 45 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles, and currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Much of my work focuses on streets, freeways, cars and motorcycles, strip malls, light industrial complexes and suburbia. Where others see soulless architecture and drab surroundings, I try to see interesting shapes and angles, interplay of light and shadow, juxtapositions of images and themes. I try to find beauty in places most people have written off as ugly. This is what I do. I have a total, impassioned and unwavering belief in my art.