Las Vegas, the glittering metropolis in the Mohave Desert, is commonly kwn for its exorbitance. Despite the fact that the famous Strip is just a 4-mile stretch, gambling, weddings and excessive parties are the main subjects to be associated with the city. The book -Views On Vegas- by German photographers Daniel Rettig and Hendrik Schneider portrays the city aside of established cliches. Rettig and Schneider photographed inhabitants in their personal surroundings and conducted intimate interviews about their relationships with this allegedly unusual place of residence. Images of the city deliberately play with common expectations and complement the journey beyond the famous Strip. The combination of photographs and interviews provides unusual and very personal insights. -Views On Vegas- is a snap-shot of a city in a constant state of change a book for everyone interested in taking a look behind the neon facade!
Daniel Rettig, a trained photographer, and Hendrik Schneider, a trained media designer, met during their studies in communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. After graduating with honors at the beginning of 2013, they joined forces and founded Stick Up Studio; a design agency focusing on photography, branding and publication design. Their studio won a DDC Award for the book Views On Vegas and was nominated for the German Design Newcomer Award 2014 by the German Design Council. www.stickupstudio.com