Over the time that Gary Isaacs has been photographing Denver landmarks, he's become something of a local landmark himself. The photographer has a show up at Leon Gallery, 36 Views of the Lion's Lair, which runs through January 4. As Isaacs recalls the inspiration for the series,he was just back from visiting an uncle in New York City, and "I was walking past the Lion's Lair for the zillionth time when it spontaneously occurred to me that it might be interesting to make a series of photographs all anchored by at least some portion of the Lion's Lair facade.... It's as simple as that. These images are photographs of both the Lion's Lair itself and of moments visually sandwiched between myself and the facade of the Lion's Lair."
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