Shoot to Thrill

Since 2010, Rock Paper Photo has been an online gallery for rock ’n’ roll and fine-art photography hounds to track down limited-edition, hand-signed, archival-quality prints of musical icons. In May, a storefront gallery opened in the Hard Rock next to Culinary Dropout. While the physical shop only displays framed prints (80, by my count) on the walls, you can order virtually any rock-related image—I’m talking thousands—through the online gallery through an in-store touch-tablet. Prices range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Rock Paper Photo represents 250 photographers (including married Las Vegans Maryanne Bilham and Robert Knight), and the store images aren’t restricted to heyday portraits of dinosaurs like ABBA and Led Zeppelin. There are current bands, too—Crystal Castles, the White Stripes. The store nicely complements the numerable photos exhibited all over the hotel. Now, if I could just scrounge up $3,400 for a framed sliver gelatin of an Andrew Kent-shot Ozzy Osbourne—sandaled, frizzy-haired, wickedly smiling on the shitter with a lit cigarette in one hand and beer in the other—I could die content. 483-4777,

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