It was really interesting meeting and photographing Paul Vanderwood for this Q&A.

Vanderwood is author of a new book titled “Satan’s Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort.” The book examines the history and intrigue behind Tijuana’s famed Agua Caliente resort.

This is one of my favorites from that shoot, shot in the same way I did this portrait of local Bishop George McKinney.


Sam Hodgson

Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can contact him at

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