Burning Man 2014 Caravansary Photos
This year on playa was a particularly personal one for me. By personal I mean that I felt like I was between a Black Rock and a hard place for most of my 10 days there, and it became an interpersonal journey; one that I was not expecting.
This year I got 4 of us early passes, and we shot a video. It will be a follow-up to the large scale art project & documentation of it that I work on last year (SOURCE Maui CORE Effigy 2013). I also shot & experienced ARC (Asteroid Response Center), an interactive installation in center camp involving talking asteroids created by a quartet of Maui's most revered artists (Jerry Isdale, Lorayne Love, Bennet Yashon, & Carey Yashon aka Cudra Clover).
I had the pleasure of shooting some of my DJ friends, mainly Afro Q Ben & Lou E. Bagels. I missed a few too, but that's playa for you. We camped with the Dirty Beetles on Sunset Trip, and I made sure to take some nice shots of their Beetle art cat, The Boogaloo. A bunch of us had an unforgettable ride on the Boog on Burn day. It was one of the highlights of my Burning Man experiences in my three years of attending.
We built the Disco Den. My back went our for several days, so I only took instant photos. I gave out tons of instant photos as I do every year, and we visited a group calling themselves "The Possible Project" (a play on the instant film manufacturer, The Impossible Project), and got an instant photo gift from someone else.
As a photographer at Burning Man your shooting commitments help guide you through your path on playa, as does every decision you make out there. Some things you have control over, and some things you don't, but all your experiences shape your photo set. This was my year at Burning Man 2014. Please enjoy the photos.
I used 5 cameras, big & small, to capture this year's festivities.
The Disco Den
Building the Disco Den
Raising the Hawaiian Flag
Behind-the-scenes shot from this year's video.
Emily During Build
Disco Den Daytime Fisheye
Afro Q Ben & Jon from Fort Knox Five at Funkytown.
"My friends are dirtier than yours."
The Dusty Rhino
Lou E. Bagels
General Squirrel at The Cabana Club
Center Camp at Night
Emily Kunz, Superfood Chef
The ARC (Asteroid Response Center)
Fun aboard the Boogaloo!
Because being yourself is cool...
The Post Office
The Capitol Wreckers Stage at the Sunset Trip
Me & the General
Bubbles & Bass...
Wouldn't be a Burn without bacon...
All photos have been approved by Burning Man.