It's hard to believe that Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas has been open for over 12 years, 12 fuckin' years! The saloon has had its' share of ups and downs, and the city of Vegas has also endured highs and lows during this time. Through all of this, the Hogs family presses on.
Life can be pretty fucked up sometimes. Although weird ass shit seems to be happening daily around the world, nothing could have prepared me or the pub for what went down in Vegas Sunday October 1st, 2017. It's a day that many locals and people from around the country would rather forget. Although I no longer live in LV, I still consider it a home away from home and love visiting over my freelance photo trips. This last assignment was different though and one I'll always remember for many reasons. Please let me share some words from Hogs as I bring you highlights from their anniversary party.
As a company and a family, we’ll come together to support one another, our community at large and our beloved city, in this time of need. There are no words from which to provide solace, only that our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, family, and friends. To those injured, our prayers and thoughts towards a speedy and full recovery are with you.
This week is our Rally in the Alley, an annual motorcycle event highly anticipated by thousands every year. Since Sunday night, we’ve grappled with whether or not to cancel this year’s event. The motorcycle community has always been a group to step up and unite as one, to show love and support to others in the face of tragedy or adversity. Our decision to move forward with Rally in the Alley, has come from the overwhelming magnitude of the strength and the solidarity of the Citizens of Las Vegas and a Nation and a World that, though united in grief, is empowered by its faith in humanity and commitment to stand together and overcome the tragedy that has befallen us.
To my friends and family at Hogs, thank you for allowing me to continue in documenting one of my favorite places in the world. It was nice to be with y'all last week. Cherish every moment :)
My name is Cameron Smith, this is my photography studio and farm! We specialize in events, portraits, cocktails and dive bars.. Based in the ATL with frequent trips to Las Vegas and Portland Oregon, we like to city hop. Design, writing, are more things we do on the farm. From blogs to photo books, and below average art that consists mostly of ink drawings, we're creative folks. We're also crazy enough to be house photographers with Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Vegas AND Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans....We see some crazy shit! When not taking pictures of said crazy things, or planning a wedding celebration on a future ranch, you can find us in our garden with the dogs and cats.
Living the green life in East Atlanta for now, Smith Farm in Northern Georgia the future??