London-based photographer Juno Calypso creates an eerie exhibit titled “What To Do With A Million Years,” a series of photographs examining a Nevada bomb shelter frozen in time.
The shelter/home was built by wealthy Avon products director Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson who lived there with his wife, Nancy. According to Las Vegas Review, the 16,000 square-foot home was built 26 feet underground and includes three bedrooms (one of which is pink), crystal and gold fixtures in the bathrooms, a swimming pool, waterfall and hot tub and hand-painted murals depicting scenery from Henderson’s other properties. There’s also a guest house.
Henderson died in 1983 and at that time his wife decided to live above ground. She moved into a townhouse where where she lived until she died in 1989.
Known in Las Vegas as The Underground House, it was opened up to the public recently as part of a fundraiser hosted by the Nevada Preservation Foundation.
The home was purchased in March 2014 for $1.15 million by the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species, which has a goal of promoting human life extension; thus the inspiration for the title of Calypso’s exhibit.
Calypso’s exhibit opens at TJ Boulting gallery in London on May 16, 2018 and is open through June 23rd.
Check out some images from the exhibit below.