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Psychedelic Casino carpets

Bright carpet in the hotel 'Bellagio'. 'Las Vegas Carpets' photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Psychedelic Casino carpets in the hotel ‘Bellagio’. ‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Many carpets in hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are incredibly bright. This design – a real insult to the aesthetic sense, but they are there with some practical purpose – to tourists “not to sleep” and spend money in the casino. These photos of Psychedelic Casino carpets have been taken over the past 5 years by 39-year-old fan of the capital of gambling Chris Maluzinski. Several times a year he comes to Vegas from his native New York on business. One day, he was struck by bright colors of carpets in the casinos and hotels and has since started to photograph them. Chris Maluszynski was born in 1975 in Warsaw, Poland.

Psychedelic ornaments of kaleidoscopic Casino carpets in a photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski 'Las Vegas Carpets'

Psychedelic ornaments of kaleidoscopic Casino carpets in a photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

At the age of seven Chris Maluszynski moved to Sweden, where he studied at the University of Linkoping, then in Sorbonne, Paris. Chris Maluzinski began his professional career in 1995, worked for most major Swedish newspapers. Chris Maluszynski moved to New York City in 2005. He is one of the founding members, and the director of Moment Agency.

Psychodelic ornaments of kaleidoscopic Casino carpets in a photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski 'Las Vegas Carpets'

Psychodelic ornaments of kaleidoscopic Casino carpets in a photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

Carpet with a pattern similar to what can be seen through a microscope, at the ‘Wynn Las Vegas’. “Vegas – the most surreal place in the world – says the photographer. – A huge, neon-drenched metropolis in the desert. You are literally captivated by the lights and light. I tried to give my eyes a rest, dropping them on the floor, but there is no peace. I noticed that the carpets as flashy as anything else. These carpets can not be confused with anything else, they can only be seen in Vegas ”

Carpet with unusual geometric patterns in Grand Hotel MGM

Carpet with unusual geometric patterns in Grand Hotel MGM. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

“It was as if everything was done deliberately in order that you remain sensitive.” The casino has no windows, natural light does not get in here, so that people sometimes do not even know what time it is. And all this – just for you to spend money.

Detail view of the carpet at the Bellagio

Detail view of the carpet at the Bellagio. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

'Las Vegas Carpets' photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Psychedelic Casino carpets

‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Psychedelic Casino carpets

‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Psychedelic Casino carpets

‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic ornaments of kaleidoscopic Casino carpets in a photo project by Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

Psychedelic Casino carpets

The carpet on the sea theme in the hotel theater ‘Bellagio’. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

Psychedelic Casino carpets

The riot of colors – carpet in the hotel theater ‘Bellagio’. Photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski ‘Las Vegas Carpets’

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