Below Caesars Palace an entrance to the over 200 miles of flood tunnels under Las Vegas, where hundreds of homeless people live off the grid
“Diane” has lived in the tunnels since 2004, and now lives alone while her boyfriend serves time in prison for drug possession.
The 30 foot stretch of black wall leading to Diane's sleeping area is splattered white. “That’s my toothpaste. I spit it out on the wall every morning and I guess it kind of became a piece of art”.
Bill Is an Army veteran and lives near the entrance of a flood tunnel with one luxury: massive hinged steel doors that can be shut and locked in seconds. “I know how to watch my front, my back, my left and my right.”
Skip has lived in the tunnels on and off for 4 years. For the past few weeks Skip has been above ground, driving an advertising billboard truck along the strip but complains he hasn’t been paid in weeks.
Residents of the tunnels create their own form of cave art to decorate their surroundings.
Steven and Kathryn ahve lived in the tunnel system for 5 years. They sleep on a mattress of sound insulation and hustle for money during the day.
Steven and Kathryn within the flood tunnel in the shadow of the Rio Casino.