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Vegas’ Post-Recession Economy for TIME

This week’s issue of TIME, August 19, 2013 | Vol. 182 No. 8 (with the honeybee on the cover,) includes a feature story I shot for TIME recently on the changing face of visitor spending and the post-recession economy here in Las Vegas.

This is how the print edition came out. I love that they used one of my favorite images from the assignment for the table of contents page.  Pretty sure that image will show up in my Born on the Fourth of July essay when I get back around to updating that project.

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Las Vegas Arts District for Sunset Magazine

I was psyched to hit a handful of the great arts district spots in downtown Vegas for a feature in the current, November 2011 issue of Sunset magazine, on stands now.  The online edition is not posted yet but I’ll update this post with a link as soon as it is. Here’s a look at the print edition layout:

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Toastmasters World Finals for The New York Times Magazine

On a Saturday morning last month my alarm went off at 4:30am. Groggy, I collected myself and cameras and rolled into Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip for a 6am assignment shooting the World Championship of Public Speaking, sponsored by Toastmasters International, for the October 2 edition feature, You Are Here in The New York Times Magazine.

I covered Toastmasters years ago for another story but really had no idea what to expect from this event, it’s participants and audience. It was pretty clear upon my arrival that this event would be taken with seriousness by all involved as it was explained to me that this is the Olympics of public speaking, with finalists and supporters from the world over in attendance. Hefty security, hushed voices and repeated reminders to me that if any of the participants were uncomfortable with my presence (and shooting) at any time that access would be withdrawn.

Reporter John Bowe shares the full story best, so I’ll leave it to him. The morning was a fun one. The finalists were each interesting in their own right, and no one minded me documenting their preparations leading up to their world championship public speaking performance. It was another great reminder of how fascinating all of our unique stories, passions and sub-cultures are.

The tear sheet and a few out-takes from backstage…

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Chef Carla Pellegrino for Vegas Magazine

I had the pleasure of photographing Chef Carla Pellegrino for the second time in a month when Vegas Magazine called for a feature on the  Brazilian/Italian chef for their Chef Talk feature for the September issue. Chef has opened her second restaurant, Bacio by Carla Pellegrino, here in Las Vegas in less than a year and that’s just a piece of all this talented, smart and sexy lady has going on! Here are a few out-takes, and the tear sheet.


No Comments’s Tony Hsieh for American Airlines

I have photographed Tony Hsieh, the 30-something mastermind CEO of, quite a few times over the years working in Vegas. Still, being hired to visit the offices for a client makes me cheer. Tony and company are just so. much. FUN! These are definitely the cool kids.

This round American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, asked me to make portraits of Tony and shoot environmentals of the headquarter offices for a feature story for their August issue. My pleasure!

The story is a great read and fascinating tale of how doing things your own way and putting people over profits can work.  If you are ever in Las Vegas, Zappos does tours! You should go check-out this company and experience the unique culture of the place. Visiting always makes me reflect on how the majority of American businesses operate. And if you’re flying American Airlines or American Eagle this month, send me a cell phone snap of my pictures in the magazine via Twitter (@tiffanybrown) and I’ll send you a surprise!

Here’s the magazine spread and a few outtakes of Tony portraits.