The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

• The Secret Life of Sin City: Las Vegas neglamurnaya side

Swiss photographer Christian Lutz was the first time in Las Vegas at the height of the recession, the winter of 2011. After he visited Sin City every year for three years to capture a picture of how the local residents affected by the global financial crisis. His photographs included in the book then called Insert Coins ( "Insert coin"), which became a kind of ode to what is hidden behind the neon signs and flashing icon on the slot machines.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

A man wrapped in a thermal blanket rescue, looks at one of the billboards.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

The sad child squeezes his teddy bear with a cocktail of frozen juice.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

A young couple walks past a homeless person on the deserted Las Vegas Strip - the site Las Vegas, where most of the major hotels and casinos.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

Feet scantily clad women standing on the bar. Many of the girls who come to Las Vegas to try his luck in the quest to become the star of the entertainment industry, are starting to like it.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

The pair, smeared with gold paint, sleeping on the streets of Las Vegas.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

"I first came to Las Vegas in the midst of crisis, in the winter of 2011. The situation could not leave me indifferent, so I just had to take a picture of it all. And I did it, "- said Christian Lutz.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

Photos Christian - a kind of ode to what is hidden behind the bright neon signs of Las Vegas. And if they shine in an attempt to convince fans of adventures that behind the doors of the casino they will open the shortest way to the so-called American dream, in contrast to them for the brilliant billboards hiding real, peremptory American reality.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

A pair of men dressed in duck suit, lying on the ground with bottles of beer in his hand.

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

Pedestrian bridge. A homeless man sits on a skateboard, wrapped in a sheet. In front of him - a glass of wine and a cardboard sign on which is written the word Determination ( "Solid intent").

The Secret Life of Sin City: neglamurnaya side of Las Vegas

Freaks are people too: a man in a dress sitting on the street in the US capital of gambling.