Pedaling On The Road Of Life

A fine blog dedicated to sharing the dynamic imagery by me, photojournalist L.E. Baskow, begun during the summer months of 2011 on my cross-county bicycle photo project. It's a great place to monitor my work and see what I see, whom I meet and the interesting things that take place along my twisting road of photographic life.

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A great birthday today spent with my boy Sam, we got in a 6 mile hike at Red Rocks too with lots of ups and downs. Started with him making coffee and breakfast, birthday cards, so many good wishes from all the fine folks I’ve come to know and love and even got a freelance check on top of it all ;)

Finished the night with dinner and UFC topped with some frozen yoghurt and all the toppings. Great start to a new year!

A great birthday today spent with my boy Sam, we got in a 6 mile hike at Red Rocks too with lots of ups and downs. Started with him making coffee and breakfast, birthday cards, so many good wishes from all the fine folks I’ve come to know and love and even got a freelance check on top of it all ;)

Finished the night with dinner and UFC topped with some frozen yoghurt and all the toppings. Great start to a new year!

A little late, I know, but love takes time!!!!

Valentines day in Vegas is a tad bit strange, covered a 1,000 person Date-A-Thon followed by a themed wedding complete with a vampire minister, zombie Elvis and vampire acrobats swinging from the ceiling. Just another day in the Sun :)

Globetrotters!!!!!

Amazed at how many people turned out for an archery tournament, apparently it’s quite popular way beyond people in a field shooting at targets. Was pretty cool to shoot and there was great repetition of form, even met a competitor who was born without arms and mastered shooting with the use of his legs and feet.  Some big andy tasty pizza to be had at the grand opening at Pin-Up Pizza and awesome fish at Trop-Aquarium for a retain biz profile. The moray eel was like a scary snake in the water!!!

As usual another week of diverse and interesting assignments here in “Sin City” with a combination of art, sport and news. We now have a WTT tennis team here, a cool new art project that will be painted and then burned ala Burning Man and a pet store owner arraigned in court after attempting to burn down her store with 27 puppies in it. Even spent time at a nurses protest and watched the mayor hit a few tennis volleys. OK, back to it :)

More images from this past week where as usual the assignments were varied and interesting. Had a pretty darn good burger from chef Bobby Flay’s new burger joint on the Strip though a bit spendy for my wallet, definitely would recommend the pistachio milkshake - fantastic!   Met a really smart and entertaining historian who definitely educated me and others on Nevada, shot art for a very windy day and ended it with a Pink concert at MGM. As usual we only got the first three songs which I’ll never understand, guess its better than nothing :)

OK, now I get why they call it the Valley of Fire!  Think I may need to spend more time here ;)

OK, now I get why they call it the Valley of Fire! Think I may need to spend more time here ;)

Some interesting gigs lately, never thought I’d ever be at a concrete convention with a bricklaying competition :)  Vegas continually amazes me with its diversity of people and events, life actually happens beyond the “Strip” from what I’ve learned. Even spent the day with a pooper scooper who drives from home to home cleaning up their yards, and makes a living doing it!! How about that shit?

CAUTION!! Sexual Innuendo

Another gallery from this week from my coverage of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock. Actually a challenging assignment in that I’m asked to shoot it PG for the newspaper audience though the event is much more of an R rating :)  Strange town I work in, that’s for sure…

Beautiful day for a ride, it’s mid January with sunshine and blue skies. Might be hating it in the summer but pretty darn awesome now ;)

Beautiful day for a ride, it’s mid January with sunshine and blue skies. Might be hating it in the summer but pretty darn awesome now ;)