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Playground of The Gods 75th Anniversary Collection

Playground of The Gods 75th Anniversary Collection are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Nevada State Parks!

" I found Nicholas Price's Playground of The Gods to be a truly unique and inspiring collection of photographs of one of Nevada's hidden treasures. As you know, Valley of Fire is often photograph but seldom so in such a breathtaking way" David K. Morrow Chief Administrator, Nevada State Parks

The Crab

Abandoned in The Clay

Peaceful Rest

The Conversation

Letting Off Steam



Taking you a little over 60 miles from the world's largest adult playground, within this place there is so much more.

The spiritual energy of the past and present in rocks untouched for eons and laid down 150 million years ago. In this mass of color, texture and character, there are faces and creatures that can tell a story or two.

The tests of time have taken their toll on these fragile images, and if you are a fan of Intelligent Design rather than a Darwinian, you could take heed in this, the Playground of the Gods.

Here those experiments were conducted prior to completing the finished articles. These forms of man, woman and beast, those bodily shapes tested here, larger than life - and all you saw was a mass of rock.

Well, here I will show you a little more in the Playground of the Gods..............

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About the Collection

Internationally acclaimed master fine art photographer Nicholas A. Price takes us on another of his unique photographic journeys, this time into his perspective of where all of the ideas of life as we know it began - in the Playground of the Gods, based in The Valley of Fire in the State of Nevada.

From the 2,500 photographs taken, this journey shows the natural sites and scenes never seen before in such a unique place as this andthrough the lense and humor of the artist, further challenges the long debate between Darwin and Intelligent Design theorists.

The exhibition of 30-40 traditionally hand printed photographs has been created not only in Price's trademark black and white film but we are also treated to the beautiful sky and landscapes in Kodachrome color.

- "The images are simply breathtaking."-

"Landscape photography is often a little on the boring side, but Price's Playground offers a dramatic menagerie of men, animals and other forms of life - But the real sustenance of the gods is served up in the imagery of Price, with a series of Valley of Fire shots that, while plenty playful, poignantly emphasizes the divine strength of these ancient rocks. Indeed, gazing at these photos is a spiritual occurrence you don't often get in your average art gallery."

JARRET KEENE, Art Critic, City Life

Article: Godland - Photographer Nicholas Price divines the Valley of Fire




Eons Of Consideration

Framing The Face of Man


Hewn from The Earth

Man In The Moon


Sleeping Giants

The Baby

The Fish and The Crocodile

The Foundation of Mankind

The Gorilla

The Pain of Evolving

The Philosopher

The Struggle Between Man and Beast

The Three Angry Faces

Watching and Forever Waiting


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