Photographer NK Guy has been capturing the artworks built for Burning Man on camera for over a decade, recently anthologized his findings in a new book, Art of Burning Man. In it, he pays poetic homage to the way the sun rises over the event’s central sculpture in the mornings, and the glow of LED lights and lasers after sunset. He emphasizes the structures’ ability to bring people together from all walks of life – accomplishing, according to Guy, the feelings of connection that art should achieve, but so often fails to inside of a museum.
A video of burning man through my eyes. This indescribably magical journey left me in awe of life and of humankind and has swelled my heart to fullest with love. Although my experience could never be adequately put into words I’m hoping that this video was able to capture some of the magic~hope you all enjoy
To outsiders, Burning Man is a place of tutus, psychedelic drugs, pyrotechnics and general desert revelry. Nostalgic adults converge in and around Black Rock City every summer to, according to those of us who’ve never attended, burn effigies and practice some good ol’ radical self-expression. Not exactly what you’d call a family-friendly environment, right?
Wrong, says photographer Zipporah Lomax. In a recently funded Kickstarter project, dubbed “Dusty Playground,” she is highlighting the children and families who venture just beyond the California-Nevada border to take part in the week-long Burning Man festivities. Her photos capture the individuals – young and old – who gather for the ritual burning alongside sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and cousins.