Hello and welcome! We have finally finished editing the portraits we took at Burning Man 2013 and we can't wait to show them to you. A huge thanks and a large hug to all the people that let us take a quick portrait of them for this series. Without you, this would be a landscape series :P Burning man is all about who you meet on the playa and we hope that these images will remind you of that special place that we all long to return to each year.
People of the Playa, we LOVE you!
Anton & Ceri
What a pretty little house sitting in the dust. The sounds of folk music and laughter from new friends sharing whisky and red-bull float across the desert and draw me in to take a picture. Love this place.
Perched on top of a wooden UFO, the man stands as an ever present reminder of the ephemeral nature of the event and us. He also looks a bit lost most of the time.
As the shadows deepened and the air cooled down, we set off on a adventure to see what we could find. Trundling across the playa on our pimped out bicycles, we come across a Bumbling Beetle. Just another one of the many art cars that make you feel as though you are in a surreal dreamworld.
Its a fishy snaky sculpture... That is all.
Nexus was still kicking off as the sun rose in the East, warming our friend Damien like a cinnamon waffle in a toaster. We had just had an hours sleep from the night before. There was a rumour that Daft Punk was going to be playing at the Trash fence this morning and we excitedly spread the news to every newbie we could find.
A girl dancing by herself turned into the sun with her eyes closed and a small smile spread across her lips. I picked up my camera to capture the moment.
I then ran over to her and told her to do it again as I had totally overexposed the previous frame :P But I noticed her boots had been making heart shaped prints in the dust as she danced. Small kisses of love on the desert sand that would only last until the next gust of wind violently swept sand into our eye sockets.
With rhythmic motion perfectly in synch, honed from decades of training as desert Samurai; the two honour guards (Andrew and Hank... I think) power the zoescope art installation of a golden apple being pulled out of reach of a drowning man. Which was a bit silly as you can only see it at night and it was the middle of the day.
The dust kicks up a little where we are taking photos from the man dressed like a steam punk general. A half naked girl with a dinosaur tail is taking a photo of a machine that will soon start belching fireballs and flames at its insane creators whim. But the thing that stands out most is the guy in shorts and a t-shirt. A mow-hawked duck art car leaves its tractor trail in the dust as it sets off into the distance for another night of duck related partying. As ducks do.The playa at burning man is indeed a very strange and beautiful place.
Desert Road - Taken on a trip to Death Valley in the USA in 2012.
Sculpture at Burning Man. The sun was setting on another boiling hot day when a massive sand storm swept in blanketing the entire city and cutting visibility down to about 3 meters. There were all the familiar muffled sounds of people but for a few minutes I was all alone with the voices of ghosts around me.