September 2018

Fear And Loathing

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For most of the desert is a barren, thirst inducing and unforgiving environment. Not for photographer Ben Sullivan. From a young age a desert road trip was calling him, he talked about crossing America with his dad and remembers hearing about his mum tearing up the Nullarbor bitumen in a red convertible.

In the end he was so compelled by the desert he had to hit the road from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and see it for himself while having his very own Hunter S. Thompson moment along the way. Minus the drugs.


“I’d always wanted to drive from LA to Vegas after reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It was kind of different to how I expected, it’s not as desolate as I thought it would be, it’s pretty much a big highway. Most of these photos are taken just off the main highway.”

“LA to Vegas is basically all desert and the light’s totally different. I went in winter and looks like it should be hot and there’s this bright light but it’s totally freezing.”

Ben Sullivan

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