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Paul Turounet

Photographer
Las Vegas, USA

Paul Turounet
“Before photography, I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken, on the assembly line of a packaging manufacturer, as a bank courier, an ad agency assistant, a box loader for an air freight company, a bike messenger, a carpenter, and a blueprint courier, in that order.”
Art has its odd way of finding us, whether we resist, don't know that we're meant to create, or must follow a circuitous path to artistic expression as raison d'etre and support system.
For the past decade, Bay Area-bred San Diego resident Paul Turnouet has “ had the pleasure to work with students as a Professor of Art and Photography at Grossmont College.” A long road has led to passion providing not only subsistence and an outlet for expression, but also a conduit for sharing his love with a younger generation.
Paul once followed a certain kind of adventure, the sort that both feeds on creative urges and inspires new ways of thinking. “Since graduating with my MFA in photography from Yale in 1995, I was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997 and grants from the Trans-Border Institute in 2003 and 2004 for my work on the U.S.-Mexico border, which has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions in both the United States and Mexico.”
After years of travels, teaching, and thinking, Paul ended up in Las Vegas, documenting a city that exists as much as a testament to adventure and expense as any other.
“Making the photographs along the Strip and in the casinos, particularly Circus Circus, brought me back to the times of a family vacation in the 1970's and remember the trapeze women flying in the air under the big top and the sounds of the arcade games.”
For his journey through Las Vegas, paul suggests you listen to Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “Luck Be A Lady.”
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