From 2005 to 2010 I traveled across the country to Black Rock City, Nevada,
for the Burning Man event - “. . . an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.” (Wikipedia article)
I will be posting the photographs I took during those years on this website.
All but 2007 are currently up (which I hope to have up before I leave for 2011).
Use drop-down menu from main PHOTOS link.
Onward . . .
There are moments of crisis and frisson in our lives which inform us that we’ve somehow crossed an inner threshold and are changed. Thus moving from one state of being into an unknown other obliges us to face our innermost insecurities, and it requires faith, a willingness to leap off the ladder of ordered existence. Our theme this year invites participants to join with others in creating rites of passage.
“…be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now … Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
East River Park, New York City, mid 1950′s • Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, Nevada, 2007
Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to go to Burning Man.