August 21, 2022

My Work Commute

Self on trike (0131)
This was in 2018

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August 20, 2022

Will Call Before The Sign Goes Up

Box Office Sign (0385)

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August 19, 2022

The Man

3 O'Clock (0421)
A view of the Man along the 3 O'Clock road in 2019, before the crowds arrived

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August 18, 2022

Sometimes It Rains At Burning Man

Rain on the playa (0107)
A little bit of rain blowing across the Black Rock Desert in 2018
. While falling rain can be seen frequently over the desert, it rarely reaches the ground.

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August 17, 2022

Before The Black Rock Desert Gets Crowded

Inner Playa early (7135)
This is from 2017

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August 16, 2022

Working Will Call at Burning Man

DSCF1447 by Frank Martin
Photo by Frank Martin in 2018.

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August 15, 2022

On The Black Rock Desert

Dawn and Moonset (2027)
Camping on the Black Rock Desert before the crowds get here is really beautiful
. It's beautiful after the crowds get here too, but there's a noticeable difference. This photo was shot shortly before sunrise in 2019.

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August 14, 2022

On My Way To Burning Man

Bishop, California (7584)
This was in Bishop on my way to Burning Man in 2019
, and things should look pretty much the same today. I go to Burning Man before the gates open to help set up Box Office, where I volunteer.

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July 20, 2022

Burning Man Not Observed

A Christian attempts to interpret Burning Man according to his own beliefs. It's like they say, "if all you've got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." If the author ever really attended Burning Man, I have serious doubts he ever had a conversation with any other Burner.

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April 17, 2022

Black Rock City Street Plan For 2022

BRC 2022 Street Plan
The street names will be Esplanade, Apparition, Breton, Cocteau, DalĂ­, Enigma, Fugue, Glimmer, Hypnagogia, Inception, Jarry and Kahlo. No "L" street this year because they enlarged the block between "E" and "F."

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December 22, 2021

Burning Man Music

After every Burning Man, Rockstar Librarian provides links to all the recordings of music at the event that he finds. I only just now discovered that Muloka provides Soundcloud playlists of Burning Man music at Here, for example, is one of two playlists for music from 2019, the last official BM event. 468 tracks. It doesn't look like Soundcloud calculates the total duration of that playlist, but most tracks are at least an hour long, a few may be several hours long. Then there's playlist two of two for 2019 with another 187 tracks from that year. Those should keep you set for a while.

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November 10, 2021

Burning Man's Gatekeepers

A little (5 minutes) documentary about Gate, Perimeter & Exodus, a crew of volunteers at Burning Man that control and monitor Gate Road, the gate itself, and the entire perimeter of Black Rock City outside the trash fence. They are not the Greeters, an entirely separate, friendly, huggy crew of volunteers.

I volunteer for Box Office, which is most certainly not GP&E, but we are friendly neighbors. The two camps are adjacent inside Black Rock City and we Box Office people walk over to GP&E to catch their bus out to the gate where our Box Office is also located. For me, the hugest difference between the two crews is that in Box Office I get to sit inside an air conditioned room for six hours while I work. GP&E volunteers work outdoors for six hours in whatever kind of weather the Black Rock Desert decides to dish out. The only break they might get would happen if weather (a dust or rain storm, usually) got so bad they had to actually stop all traffic.

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September 10, 2021

The Drone Show At The Renegade Burn

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August 30, 2021

Livestreaming From The Renegade Burn (not Burning Man)

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May 24, 2021

Burning Man 2019

It's from 2019, but was posted on YouTube only today.

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April 10, 2021

Burning Man Art For 2021 Is A 'Go'

In this latest announcement from Burning Man they say (among many other things) that they are committing to fully funding art now, even though we don't yet know if Burning Man will actually happen on the Black Rock Desert this year. This means that probably some (or possibly all) of the art will actually end up being displayed somewhere else in the world.

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January 16, 2020

No Spectators - in Oakland

Oakland Museum of California (5562)

No Spectators at Oakland Museum of California (1)
Shot with film on my Lomography camera

Truth is Beauty replica (5577)
"Truth is Beauty" replica.

Truth Is Beauty (Replica)

Temple of Reunion (5568)
The Temple, behind the museum
. The Temple and the replica of "Truth is Beauty" can be visited any time the museum is open. You don't need to buy a ticket to the No Spectators exhibit for these two.

No Spectators (5604)

No Spectators (5601)

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September 29, 2019

Burning Man 2019 Photos

My complete set of photos from Burning Man 2019 can be seen here. Below are a few samples.

Dawn and Moonset (2028)
First morning on the playa
, just before sunrise. You can see the moon about to set to the right. Klank is camped in the larger trailer and I'm in the Scamp.

Just Before Sunrise (2033)
Looking the other way, toward what will be Black Rock City.

Just arrived on playa (8826)

Just Before Sunset (0364)

My Shade Structure Stabilization System (5737)
How I stabilized my shade structure.
It worked perfectly. The shade structure stood there for three weeks and wasn't damaged in any way. That sphere is a light, not any part of the stabilization.

Box Office Sign (0385)
Box Office still under construction.

DPW erecting shade structure at Box Office (0379)
DPW (Department of Public Works) putting up the shade structure in front of Box Office.

Fat Man art car (4802)

Chapel of Chimes (3461)
The Chapel of Chimes.

Rocket & Ed Nixon (5500)
Rocket and Frank.

Gardner Pond's Memorial at the Temple Of Direction (0463)

Gardner Pond Memorial at the Temple Of Direction (0480)

Jim and Rocket pumping water (0001)
Jim and Rocket.

Temple Of Direction under construction (0401)
Early in the construction of the Temple of Direction.

3 O'Clock (0421)
The Man viewed along the 3 O'Clock road.

By Thursday Neighbors Were Noticeable (0423)
A week after I got there, some neighbors had begun to move in.

Fomogenesis Camp (0419)
Fomogenesis Camp's shade structure.

Fomogenesis Camp during setup (0440)
Fomogenesis Camp during setup.

Sparkly Segways (0443)
Segways with shiny decorations.

Temple Of Direction (0428)
The Temple of Direction.

The 747 (0414)
The 747 was there for its, presumably, last time
. It's been sold to someone in Las Vegas.

The Elephant (0429)

The Elephant (0435)

Camp Whiskey Galore (0451)
Part of Burner Buddies.

Four-Thirty and J (0452)
Burner Buddies on the corner of 4:30 and J.

Official Map of all the Theme Camps (0487)
An official map showing the locations of all theme camps.
(Full size image here.)

Art Car at Folly (0502)

David & Nancy (3181)
David and his sister Nancy.
David sold his Scamp to me after last year's Burn.

Something's Burning (0513)

Temple Of Direction (0466)
A history of the temples displayed at the Temple of Direction.

Temple Of Direction (0474)
The Temple of Direction.

The Man (2155)
The Man.

The Wedding Party (3199)
Burner Buddies trying to get photos of the wedding party.

The Wedding (3447)
Pan and Flavio renewed their wedding vows in the Chapel of Chimes.
(Here is the album of their wedding photos.)

The Whale (0473)

Biking across the playa (4325)

Some Dust (5064)

Art Car (5390)
An art car.

Camp Walter Bus (2735)
Walter Bus.

Poppy & Friend Prepare For The Naked Pub Crawl (2002)
Poppy and friend waiting for the start of the Naked Pub Crawl.

Bee in Dust (5151)

Art Behind Center Camp (4515)
Some of the art behind Center Camp.

Burning of The Temple of Direction (5429)
The Temple of Direction.

Burning of The Temple of Direction (5461)
During the burning of the Temple of Direction.

The Temple of Direction begins to collapse (5483)
The Temple of Direction starting to collapse.

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September 6, 2019

Putting Up A Shade Structure

Erecting A Burning Man Shade Structure In The Wind. This was the Dr. Bronner's camp.

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The Flying Whale at Burning Man 2019

The Flying Whale at Burning Man 2019

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