Burning Man 2013

Burning Man 2013 Photos

Fireworks At The Man Burn

Here are some of my photographs from Burning Man 2013.

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*UPDATED* May 28th 2014 I just got some film back and posted a few new Lomo images below. Enjoy!

These photographs are also on Facebook, Flickr, or Photo.Duncan.co


Lady Playing What Looks Like A Space Organ


The Man


The Epic Coyote created by Bryan Tedrick (his comments below)


Screen Printing T-shirts


Lee And One Of His Many Musical Instruments


Dusty Out There


Dorothy And The Rv


Dorky Selfie


Vintage RV


Burning Man “V.I.P.” ;) ;)


Lee And Bobby Just Before Heading Home


Michael And Mathieu Just Before Heading Home


Wes And His Rig About To Hit The Road

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Dorothy and I (These bunny ears move according to your brainwaves!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Happy Man With A Fantastic Purple Cape

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Singing Flowers (created by Krystal Perkins and Colleen Pelech)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Dorothy Playing With Google Glass For The First Time (campmate works for Google…)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
A Lion Of Fire Pouncing On The Man

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The Man Explodes

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The Man On Fire

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Radiant Heat Fire Whip / Wrap And Fire Dancers

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Torch Holder

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Ranger Tek Sage (+1 For All These Awesome Guys!!!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Me!

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Baseball Pyramid Bat Country (created by Gwen Fisher, Paul Brown)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Dust Party At The Giant Cock Art Car

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Referee At The Giant Cock Art Car

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
VW Minibus With Hammocks

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
MOOP Man

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Man Rides An Electric Turtle That He Built

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Better Half

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Art Car

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Osiris

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Jellyfish People FTW!

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
What Walking With a Lightsaber Looks Like

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Kalliope

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Surly Bird Art Car (thanks to Mark G for the name!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Kalliope

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Hoosier Daddy Bike With Giant Wheel

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
FPV Pilot

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Quadcopter Pilot Greg Briggs

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
DJ Sicarii Playing on Scaffold Platform Altitude Lounge

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Sunset On The Mountains

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Riding Bikes Toward The Playa (at 9 I think)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The Desert Forest

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Woman Works On The Truth is Beauty Sculpture (Sculpture created by Marco Cochrane)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The “Gypsy Queen” by Robby Lebovic catching the “Salmon Ella” a franken fish, by The Tuna Guys

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Young Man At Center Camp

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Body Art By Jon Nash of Tribal Markers At Center Camp

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Sound Sculpture At Front Of Center Camp The Cathedral of Celestial Mathgic

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The Center Of Center Camp

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
3 And Esplanade (I think)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
French 3D Imax Crew Blimp With 2 RED Cameras

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
PhotoChapel And Landscape

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
PhotoChapel

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Can’t Remember The Name

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Goddesscraft (created by Steven Eye, Kati Astraeir, and Moises Orozco)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Name Unknown

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Idaho CORE Marvin, The Vortexagon Burning Man 2013

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Idaho CORE Burn Marvin, The Vortexagon Burning Man 2013

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo Of Black Rock City At Sunrise (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo of Burning Man 2013 (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo of Burning Man 2013 (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo of Burning Man 2013 (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo of Burning Man 2013 (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Aerial Photo of Burning Man 2013 (Thanks to Bryan for the flight!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
New York CORE project Star of the City by Adi Azulay

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Up Close And Personal With The Man

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The Flaming Pachinko Machine (created by Neal Milch / Animus)

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Man Climbing On The Flaming Pachinko Machine (created by Neal Milch / Animus)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Massive Flaming Pachinko Machine (created by Neal Milch / Animus)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
RC Aircraft With LEDs Produces Colorful Ribbons Of Light On It’s Flightpath (Flown By Firefly)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The HELIX Art Sculpture With Rotating Flames!!! (created by Charles Gadeken)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Discofish Art Car

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Discofish Art Car Scales Up Close

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
UFO Landing At The Man

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
The Hand Of Inspiration

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Our Bikes (mine makes a fun shadow!)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Skeeball Or Riskee Ball (created by Christopher Guard & Site 3 coLaboratory)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Super Street Fire (created by Seth Hardy)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Tangoed up in Blues

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Singalong At Camp Nomadia

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Cunning Wolves!

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Art Car With Giant Wheel Cog

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Friendly Burners

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There Are Many Ways To Burn

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ENVISION: The Life Cube (created by skeeter)

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Amazing What People Bring To The Playa! This is Ooligan Alley

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Burner Working On A Wind Turbine (I Think)

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Black Rock City Air Force

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More Amazing Burners Perform In Front Of The Abraxas Dragon Art Car

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Stunningly Beautiful Burner

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Kokomotive Art Car created by David Thibert

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Yet Another Beautiful Burner

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Cyborg Photographer Eric Schwabel with his Human Lightsuit At The Man

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Wedding At The Church Trap

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First Moment As A Married Couple At The Church Trap

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Red Dragon Art Car named Spike by Charlie and Gail Holthausen

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Playa Dancer Kelly Guenther

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Solar Powered Art Car

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Burner Riding The Giant Moustache Teeter Totter

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Typical Scene On The Playa (Art Car Is The NeverWas Haul)

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The Epic Coyote (created by Bryan Tedrick)

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Inside The Temple of Whollyness (created by SYNTHESIS LLC: Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III)

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Black Rock Bijou Theater

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Unknown Name

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Colourful Tarps On The Esplanade At Sacred Spaces

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The Giant Like Like4Real (created by Dadara)

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Artist Dadara cleans up after the giant Like burn.

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Penny The Goose (created by Mr and Mrs Ferguson)

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Char Wash (created by Christopher Schardt)

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My Wife Dorothy Rawlinson’s Bike In Motion

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Truth is Beauty At Night (created by Marco Cochrane)

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The Line Monday Morning (arrived at 830 on playa got to camp at 330!)

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Heavily Loaded Vehicle

You can view these photographs and more on Facebook, Flickr, and Photo.Duncan.co.

Thank you to all the burners for all your hard work, creativity, and generosity. Also thanks for allowing me to take your picture!

Thanks to the Burning Man Organization for sharing these photos on The Burning Man Facebook page and on the Burning Man Twitter account.

See you in the dust next year!

*List of 2013 Black Rock City Honorarium Art Installations
*List of 2013 Black Rock City Art Installations

See also:
My photos from from Burning Man 2012.

108 comments

  1. Big Mama says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! These are great and such a breath of fresh air. I am also so glad to see the guy flying the quadcopter and the FPV thing! Those were everywhere! I have been feeling so WIERD out here in the “real world.” hahaha. This was my first burn and I will never be the same. Born and raised in Reno and never wanted anything to do with BM. What an ASS I was. Thanks again for sharing these…

  2. Julie Welch says:

    Bryan Tedrick is the artist for the Coyote….misspelled under photo. Love the photos, thank you for bringing me to BM when I could not make it.

  3. Candiace says:

    Beautiful pictures. The freedom and creativity seen is a beacon for people who think, feel and live out of the box… it’s a beacon for me anyway… And until I go I’ll be soaking up the vibes… Thanks for sharing.

  4. Dutch says:

    The peice in the forefront of the photo captioned as more amazing colorful art is the New York CORE project Star of the City by Adi Azulay

  5. Rhianna Hobbs says:

    I usually make the pilgrimage from Australia to BM and this year I was not able to make it happen. Thank you for helping me experience it through your beautiful photos.

  6. Lorraine says:

    Beautiful pictures. Well done. Thank you so much for sharing. I couldn’t make it this year but the pictures made me feel like i was HOME :-)

  7. mick says:

    the fishing boat is the Gypsy Queen, from Asheville NC!

    the one called “Typical Scene on the Playa” is the amazing bay area art car The NeverWas Haul.

    great photos… thanks for taking me back!

  8. Teresa says:

    Thank you for taking and sharing these marvelous pictures. Your series really gives me a taste of the variety and spectacular creativity of the artworks, bikes, vehicles and attendees at this fiesta of joy. Thus it is a great pleasure to enjoy the spectacle at least virtually. Your photos provide a glimpse into another world. My generation were the flower children, yours the tribe of burning man. The spirit of freedom inspires both.

  9. Abigail says:

    Thank you for sharing these photos!
    Really enjoyable to catch a glimpse of what its like on the playa.
    Would love to go out next year

  10. Maxwell Alexander says:

    Beautiful work! I need help finding the name of the artist in the “unknown artist” picture right after the “Discofish Art Car Scales Up Close”. Anything helps! thanks,

    Maxwell Alexander

  11. Great photos! Thanks for sharing them. I’m still trying to learn how to properly work my camera so I too can capture some fantastic moments such as those that happen everywhere in Black Rock City. This was my first burn, and I can’t wait till the next one already! See u in the dust next time for sure! Much Love!!!!

  12. "Otter Dyson" says:

    Thanks so much for the great pics! My girlfriend and I were attending our first burn this year. What an amazing experience. We had huge highs and some good lows and with that brought our relationship to a higher level with each of us experiencing the often felt (by new burners, we have now heard) inevitable mid week crash…..
    Loved the people. Loved the art. Love the community. What an amazing cross section of humans….doing what humans should do best……. enjoying and loving life, accepting all, being themselves without judgement or consequences and making memories.
    We are now back, settling in again after a few days of “decompression”……both of us have experienced the strangeness that comes with returning to “life” and “society” and such, even after just our first burn. There is a definite shift that occurs, something changed, a seed was planted. We feel blessed to have been able to experience this amazing gathering of interesting, entertaining, artistic, playful and just all out “crazy” human beings.
    Your pictures really capture the cross section of experiences that were to be had there. Some of the art we didn’t see, there was so much stunningly clever and imaginative pieces to take in!
    We are already making plans for return….
    Keep the flame alive…..
    Cheers!
    K. Hansen

  13. Mister PG says:

    Thank you for sharing your gift, the fruits of your talents, with all of us who could not be there this year. For a while there, while viewing the “dust party…” photo, I felt I was actually there.
    Thank you again.

  14. Bill Best says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post these wonderful photos. I was so caught up in the moment that I didn’t take a single picture this year. Want to show my relatives what it was like, and your collection of photos is perfect. :)

  15. Veselin Varbanov says:

    Grand :) ! We have Teknival here in Europe ( In Bulgaria from 20 years ) , but this fest is stunning ! Hope to see it live one day ! Greetings and thank you for the perfect pictures ! :)

  16. Kat says:

    Wow, these photos are amazing! Burning Man looks like an alien invasion as imagined by an 80s scifi writer. Really want to go there now, but afraid of getting disappointed after seeing your stunning photography.

  17. David REID says:

    What camera did you use and was it edited on a PC or a MAC?
    The pics have a clarity about them that is extraordinary. Interesting collection of pics to. Thanks for the time and effort put in for someone who has to go to BM.
    David

  18. Jen says:

    Thanks for these amazing pictures! This burn I made a point of never taking my camera because I wanted so much to be in the moment. i am so thankful for having an amazing photographer capture the burn like you did! Beautiful shots all around. :)

  19. Magic Marty says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful photos. What a wonderful eye you have! My 7th Burn and it is always new and somehow different each time.

  20. CeCe says:

    The bike with the super fat tire is called “Hoosier Daddy” and was conceived of and piloted by my good friend Al Brody. Thanks for the amazing photographs. They are breath taking!

  21. Wauw terre says:

    I just saw all these beautifull pictures and I definitely fell in love with this place , it’ absolutely awsome , such beautifull people and such amazing art , I ‘ d love to come and experience the burning man , it’s ecstatic heaven on earth !!! I’m from Holland , Amsterdam and I live in France , I doubt being able to come over one day to experience all that I saw , long live the burning man and all artistic , creative beautifull people !!!!!

  22. Empress says:

    Great work, Duncan! Amazing shots. Thanks for all your dedication and hard work in recording the event for those of us who didn’t bring their A-game cameras. :)

    A note on the “Cyborg Photographer With LED Light Panels At The Man” – that photographer is Eric Schwabel with his Human Lightsuit.

  23. Deni says:

    Realy great pics Man! Didn’t get to go this year, but I am so happy to see wonderful shots like yours. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Peace and Love
    S-Mom

  24. Jennifer says:

    Thank-you for sharing your beautiful photos – they capture the essence but I am pretty sure I still need to go to see this for myself!

  25. Anika says:

    Awesome photos! Thank you for sharing these! p.s The photo with the balloons in the dust is called “Singing Flowers” by Krystal Perkins and Colleen Pelech. Burning Man forever !!!

  26. Quick says:

    Hey Duncan, These were a real treat to see– thanks for sharing! Dadara’s installation was called ‘Like For Real’ and that photo of the Control Tower was indeed at 3:00 and Esplanade. Roll on, dear photographer!

  27. Josie says:

    Thanks so much for these pictures!

    I’ve been looking into going to Burning Man one year (when I’m able to), and if anything’s made the decision for me, it’s this photo set! It looks like such a wonderful thing to experience!

  28. Jennjer Miller aka Mama Playa says:

    I have enjoyed your photos tremendously. I camped with Chop Shop at 9:30 and Airstrip. I know the name of your photo 038.jpg and it is the Life Cube, also the name of the game in default world of 051.jpg is Skee Ball.
    Thank you for sharing these amazing photos!!!
    Much Love and Many Blessings,
    Mama Playa

  29. We are the couple that got married at the church trap! If you have any other photos to send us, we would be eternally grateful! Our photographer that was shooting for us, ended up accidentally formatting his card and erased everything! I hope to hear from you with good news! THanks for sharing your lovely work! You have captured some really beautiful moments.

    Peace and Blessings,

    Jesselynn
    lulitalulu@gmail.com

  30. kes says:

    Thank-you so much!! Nice photos of everything. I only had my cell phone:( It is such a special event. Thank you for sparking some forgotten memories <3

  31. Gail Holthausen says:

    Fabulous 2013 photos!
    The red Dragon Art Car is ours. Her name is Spike.
    My Husband and I are the creators.
    Charlie and Gail Holthausen
    Thanks for the memories!
    Hope to see you again next year !!!

  32. Chloe says:

    Favourite set of photos I have seen come out of BRC this year! You captured so many installations many other photographers missed.
    Proof that everyone experiences a different burn.
    Thank you! <3

  33. David Thibert says:

    Thank you for the amazing image Duncan. I’m the builder and the guy on the hood of KokoMotive. You captured the feeling with so many of your shots!

  34. Lisa says:

    Amazing photos! You have made me want to go to the next BM. It has got to be quite the experience! I can not imagine all the things that you didn’t get pics of, and those that were just not posted here. Amazing.

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