While Nashville has several diverse neighborhoods, lower Broadway reminds me of Las Vegas. It's a rich soup of the hopeful and the hopeless; those chasing dreams and those chasing the next drink. It's bright and shiny and fun to visit, but if you hang around long enough and look closely enough, you start to see both sides. Underneath the exterior of optimism and wild success is a layer of people living in disappointment. It fascinates me, and I can spend hours slipping among the crowds, in and out of bars, with a camera.