Friday, August 5, 2011
Playa Dreaming - Introduction to new project
If any of you have been wondering what all these pictures of crazy parties and fire dancing, it's about time a shine a bit of light on the situation. I have decided to actively pursue a photographic exploration of the Burning Man community (AKA "burners"). As I have seen thousands of pictures and plenty of books showing the event and the colorful individuals, I have not seen who these people are in the real world. Judging by the pictures, many of them seem to be drug-crazed hippies, but I have found this quite far from the truth. What this project aims to show is what happens when these eccentric, cartoonish individuals leave the playa and go back to their everyday lives at home. A current edit of Playa Dreaming can be viewed on my website and the project can be followed on the new blog as it unfolds. As for now, please enjoy these photos of the San Diego Fire Conclave preparing their seance for the final burn at this year's Burning Man.