A behind-the-Plexiglas look at the lives of downtown’s weekly motel desk clerks
One can only imagine the history and stories embedded within the walls of the many downtown motels. The desk clerks serve as the guardians to these faded sanctuaries, as guests of all types come and go at all hours.
The clerks are tasked with presiding over the motels and regulating the constant flow of characters that come through the door, oftentimes carrying literal and figurative baggage. Much of their job is to observe, so it’s ironic that we turned the lens on them.
These photographs are not meant to illustrate an opinion or tell a complete narrative, but to shine a light on the people and spaces that provide refuge from the chaos, action and illumination of downtown Las Vegas.