Burning Hunk of Robot Love

EXPLOSIONS-R-US AKA BURNING MAN!!!!

EXPLOSIONS-R-US AKA BURNING MAN!!!!

There’s some things you can’t put into words and one of them is Burning Man. People ask did you have fun like you were going to a country fair. It is a test of your will and grit designed to teach you all ten of the tenets that Burning Man is built on. The most essential being self reliance. Of course you can not do this alone, but there are tests all week long of your ability to remain in the moment and rolling with the punches. Burning Man has a 400% failure rate my friend Seth told me as he watched my second of two flats being fixed on the day I got there. Sure enough there would be more flats, broken chains and blown fuses. The main thing is to remain calm. Don’t let the dust get to you. Drink lots of water. Talk to lots of people. Get into the thick of it and ride that Burn. Here’s the pix. Wish I shot more but that’s not what I’m there for. Still couldn’t not shoot this amazing Playa when the dust settled down and the fire came out. As one guy described it, it’s a big open space and we bring the party. Indeed. Enjoy the pix!! And thanks to everyone that helped make this Burn incredible! Camp Horizon was an amazing place to be this year! Cya all next year!

 

 

I Robot was the theme this year, Alan Parsons played it live for the second time ever at the Burn

I Robot was the theme this year, Alan Parsons played it live for the second time ever at the Burn

Burning Man is full of people pushing LOVE

Burning Man is full of people pushing LOVE

Check your EGO at the door

Check your EGO at the door

Before the Burn, thousands of fire dancers surround the Man and try to not set each other on fire

Before the Burn, thousands of fire dancers surround the Man and try to not set each other on fire

Art cars roam the Playa destroying everything in their path...this Samurai got his final wish

Art cars roam the Playa destroying everything in their path...this Samurai got his final wish

Sounds camps like Opulent Temple line the perimeter of the camp ground, Skrillex was in that twisted looking bowling pin one night spinning to a packed crowd

Sounds camps like Opulent Temple line the perimeter of the camp ground, Skrillex was in that twisted looking bowling pin one night spinning to a packed crowd

This art car is a church complete with sermons at sunrise that go doo doo doo beep blip squizzle

This art car is a church complete with sermons at sunrise that go doo doo doo beep blip squizzle

Everyone loves the Mayan Warrior art car, but every time I come across it the light show is way better than the DJs

Everyone loves the Mayan Warrior art car, but every time I come across it the light show is way better than the DJs

Flip it and reverse it, the Mayan Warriors art car lighting up the Playa....you got to realize when we leave there is NOTHING left there, not even a sequin

Flip it and reverse it, the Mayan Warriors art car lighting up the Playa....you got to realize when we leave there is NOTHING left there, not even a sequin

The Playa at night from the Man, the moon in the shot is an art installation that had everyone guessing if it was the real moon or not

The Playa at night from the Man, the moon in the shot is an art installation that had everyone guessing if it was the real moon or not

The platform the man was on had an open courtyard inside that really sent this burn off

The platform the man was on had an open courtyard inside that really sent this burn off

Warming the man up for what's about to come

Warming the man up for what's about to come

The man lost his right arm in the initial explosion...

The man lost his right arm in the initial explosion...

Which led to this illusion of a one armed man with a flaming middle finger

Which led to this illusion of a one armed man with a flaming middle finger

The explosions I've witnessed in 4 Burns have been the most spectacular explosions I've ever seen, if you saw this in the default world it would not be good

The explosions I've witnessed in 4 Burns have been the most spectacular explosions I've ever seen, if you saw this in the default world it would not be good

The blaze lasted for hours, all the art on the man is burned and this year some great statues went up too...nothing lasts forever

The blaze lasted for hours, all the art on the man is burned and this year some great statues went up too...nothing lasts forever

The tribe gets closer to the embers as they get smaller, it was still really hot around the fire and it stung if you got too close

The tribe gets closer to the embers as they get smaller, it was still really hot around the fire and it stung if you got too close

The disco ball from Curve Ball got shipped to the burn afterwards sans the Phish set

The disco ball from Curve Ball got shipped to the burn afterwards sans the Phish set

Laura Kimpton's HAHA was a perfect sign of the times, real moon on left, Temple on the right

Laura Kimpton's HAHA was a perfect sign of the times, real moon on left, Temple on the right

The Temple is where you go to leave a little prayer for those you've lost. This years Temple fire was designed to go up in a very special blaze. Unfortunately, I didn't stay but the pix make me sad I missed it

The Temple is where you go to leave a little prayer for those you've lost. This years Temple fire was designed to go up in a very special blaze. Unfortunately, I didn't stay but the pix make me sad I missed it

Jellyfish on the Playa....cause, why not?

Jellyfish on the Playa....cause, why not?

The reflections in this sculpture are stunning and it didn't get dusty at all....Hi Caitlin!! Thanks for having me at HORIZON!

The reflections in this sculpture are stunning and it didn't get dusty at all....Hi Caitlin!! Thanks for having me at HORIZON!

The hardest climb down was from up on top of this LED rainbow, described by many as harrowing, especially in four inch platforms

The hardest climb down was from up on top of this LED rainbow, described by many as harrowing, especially in four inch platforms

This was a popular spot for up skirt shots of the skeleton samurai warrior, which even in this #metoo era people found amusing

This was a popular spot for up skirt shots of the skeleton samurai warrior, which even in this #metoo era people found amusing

The human element is what really makes Burning Man...you are the entertainment and the entertained, we bring the party to one of the most barren places in the world and crush it

The human element is what really makes Burning Man...you are the entertainment and the entertained, we bring the party to one of the most barren places in the world and crush it

Sand Sharks

Sand Sharks

You sure got a purty mouth

You sure got a purty mouth

Anyone gifting COKE?

Anyone gifting COKE?

Hot air balloon rides, heavy on the HOT

Hot air balloon rides, heavy on the HOT

The amount of work that went into the Temple is astounding, the design teams consider it all and out do themselves every year...this is where you go for reflection, leave a piece of yourself and watch it go up in flames

The amount of work that went into the Temple is astounding, the design teams consider it all and out do themselves every year...this is where you go for reflection, leave a piece of yourself and watch it go up in flames

The man is packing...check out the explosives he's wired with

The man is packing...check out the explosives he's wired with

Portrait of the man in landscape mode....he doesn't really change that much year to year but the way he goes down does

Portrait of the man in landscape mode....he doesn't really change that much year to year but the way he goes down does

Burning Man Gothic, these two went up in flames

Burning Man Gothic, these two went up in flames

Porta potties, bikes, hearts, balls, mountains and people

Porta potties, bikes, hearts, balls, mountains and people

The Man looking fine 24 hours before the BURN

The Man looking fine 24 hours before the BURN

Where domes and pyramids rule for a week...the pyramid is about 6 stories high

Where domes and pyramids rule for a week...the pyramid is about 6 stories high

The 747 was going to roll this year as an art car, but reality is a hard lesson best served on the PLAYA

The 747 was going to roll this year as an art car, but reality is a hard lesson best served on the PLAYA

All the art has day and night mode...some burners don't even see the sun

All the art has day and night mode...some burners don't even see the sun

One of my college photo teachers said show us what the camera can see that they eye can't....well here you go Steve Berkowitz

One of my college photo teachers said show us what the camera can see that they eye can't....well here you go Steve Berkowitz

Here's another one for you Steve...the fire dancers before the Burn going off

Here's another one for you Steve...the fire dancers before the Burn going off

The art cars get better every year...before LED they lit up the Burn with fire and guns...we've evolved

The art cars get better every year...before LED they lit up the Burn with fire and guns...we've evolved

Ride the salamander

Ride the salamander

Bye Burning Man!! See you next year if I'm lucky!!

Bye Burning Man!! See you next year if I'm lucky!!

A video of the Pyramid installation sunrise burn from 2016 I shot has been viewed over 200k times. It was featured on the Weather Channel and in a scientific report about dust devils. One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen with stunning commentary