B Movie Inspires

French-born photographer Francis George kept thinking bigger while envisioning his next Las Vegas project.
“I wanted to do something different because everything is bigger than life here,” he said.
His voila moment came when he recalled a poster for the 1958 B movie “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”

After a month of preparation it all came together in December when he spent eight hours photographing 6-foot Chinese model Karmay in various poses.

Later, she was Photoshopped into the scenes along the famed Strip by George’s studio partner, Francis Baytan.

“It was something we had on the back burner for a long time,” Baytan said. “The first idea was monuments. Lucky for us, we sat on it for a while, and more (iconic) buildings were built,” such as CityCenter, the Palazzo and the monorails.

“It feels like another city now,” he said.

Eight of the 12 photographs they collaborated on are part of the Francis + Francis “Larger Than Life” exhibition that runs until Aug. 31 at Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.