Burning Man 2013 Photos

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Here are my Burning Man 2013 photos.

See also:
My Burning Man 2017 Photos
My Afrikaburn 2017 Photos
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2012 Photos

All of these photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

*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

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Cunning Wolves!

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Clock Ship Tere Art Car

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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!

See also:
My Burning Man 2017 Photos
My Afrikaburn 2017 Photos
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2012 Photos

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

We Eloped

Last week Dorothy and I flew to Tofino, BC, Canada and got married at the Wickaninnish Inn. 5 years ago we stayed at this hotel on our first trip together.

When we arrived in Tofino last week the forecast called for heavy rain. It poured right up until the ceremony. As the commissioner started the ceremony the sun came out, it was magic. We said our vows, exchanged rings, smooched, and just like that we are Mr. and Mrs. Rawlinson! The sun shined long enough to take some photos. The only time it didn’t rain was during the ceremony. Lucky! The ceremony itself was held in an old growth rainforest.

Dorothy has always wanted to elope and going back to the Wick Inn was exactly what she wanted. We went on our honey moon before the wedding (a road trip in our RV to Joshua Tree Nat’l Park, Lake Havasu, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, and Las Vegas) -pics soon

We couldn’t be happier.

These photos are by Tofino Wedding Photographer Marnie Recker

We Bought a House On Wheels!

Dorothy and I bought a house on wheels!

Our RV Belle 02

It was quite an adventure to buy the vehicle and drive it home.

We flew from Ottawa to Toronto:

Then we jumped on a small plane to Sault Ste. Marie:

When we arrived we saw this beauty:

She’s a 2011 Winnebago View 24J built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chasis:

Her name is Belle.

Actually, her full name is BelleView. Weird right?! Dorothy likes the name so it’s gonna stick!

We bought her used from a great guy and it’s virtually brand new. He was the perfect guy to buy an RV from. He was meticulous about maintenance, cleaning, and he really respected the vehicle. It only has 3000 miles on it and it’s a diesel!

We had been on the hunt for this exact vehicle for months and to see it now sitting in the driveway is really exciting.

We plan to enjoy what’s left of the summer knowing Belle is ready to go for the next adventure!

Dorothy at Ganonoque Lake:

Nom Nom Nom:

We’re now getting geared up for full-time North America based nomadism. There is a loooong list of items that we need to get for our new house on wheels. We plan to add solar panels, 4g modems, Antennae, Bedding, Small Dog Crate… The list goes on and on.

Clearly Belle is quite an upgrade from our last van Gerty! We spent 10 months in Australia in our little Van Gerty which you can see below.

Duncan and our old van Gerty in Australia:

We’re excited for: concerts, festivals, parties, friends, tourist stuff, and all the amazing photographic opportunities!

The plan: GO SOUTH for the winter and HAVE FUN!!

We’ll be on Hill Island for at least a few more weeks before we head South.

Dorothy and I are very happy and excited for the next chapter in our lives.

Onward!

Starting

Nike’s Just Do It slogan is beyond cliché but I really like that notion. Just doing something implies that it’s simpler than you think. You can stop thinking about it and just do the thing!

I know plenty of people who get stuck and can’t start. I’ve been known to get bogged down myself. It’s an awful place and I’ve been there. Here is a little technique to quell any fear and just begin.

There is something splendid about the process of just starting. No matter how awful it feels or how bad your project is, the process of starting sets things in motion. The act of starting forces your brain into a new state. Your brain transitions into the how can “I make this better” mode instead of the counterproductive anxiety based thinking that can prevent anything from even happening.

When did we become conditioned into being passive consumers? When did we accept that all we can do is buy things and be passive? Stop that and just start.

Been thinking about a new hobby, a new business, a new project? Just freaking start.

Keep this in mind when starting: NOBODY CARES. Nobody cares about your widget or your new project as much as you do. Nobody gives a rats ass about anything. Or rather, that’s a tool to keep in mind to quell the those negative thoughts in your mind that will prevent you from creating or doing.

We tend to overestimate other people’s interest in our stuff. Consider vacation photos. Nobody cares about your vacation photos as much as you do and yet we put on elaborate slideshows thinking people will actually care. To a certain extent they do care, just not as much as you think they do.

Nobody is going to judge you or think badly of you or your creation. If they do let them! They can judge you all they want it doesn’t change the fact that you’ve created something. Also if they’ve never created anything why should you care what they think anyway? If they have created anything they’ll know what that’s all about and probably be super supportive of you.

The point is, don’t get caught up in the minutia of over-thinking and just begin. Begin now.

In Other News:

You can now get updates from this site via email.

Also, our van is for sale. If you’re looking for an awesome van in Australia or know someone who is check this out.

Don’t Live Someone Else’s Version of a Life

You’ll be much happier if you create your own life and live the way YOU want. Don’t start living the life other people have told you to lead. Live your own life.

Travel allows you to meet people that have chosen to lead unique and interesting lifestyles. For instance last night we went out for Indian food with a great kiwi couple. They’re going to work as caretakers of a hotel in Nantucket for the next year or so. They’ve already travelled extensively and they’re choosing to do interesting work in the hospitality industry because that’s what they enjoy doing. They’re totally excited about their next adventure.

We’re now staying with some friends we met in Western Australia. They have such a wonderful lifestyle here in Balina / Astonville. They can’t go anywhere in town without running into friends. They’re constantly joking around and laughing with them. They have an incredible home and are very very happy. What’s interesting is that they’re doing pretty much the exact opposite of what we’re doing now. They have deep roots in the community and they are so settled in that they’ll probably never move away. And why should they? They’re some of the friendliest and happiest people I’ve ever met. They are the consummate locals. They know everyone and everything about this slice of the earth. They laugh and smile more in one day than I do in a week!

Beyond those two groups of people we’ve met a guy who is literally walking around the entire planet. He’s been doing it since 1998 and won’t finish since 2016 or so. We’ve also met a great guy who rode a horse all the way across Australia.

All of these people have setup their lives in a way that I didn’t even know was on the menu of lifestyle choices until I met them. You can choose to make your life whatever you want.

Don’t buy into anyone else’s version of a life, especially one that has been sold to you be the brilliant marketing people of the world.

Do your own thing.

Ignore everyone.

Especially me!

In completely unrelated news, I’ve posted new photos over at Photo.Duncan.co

I have posted many more images over at Duncan Rawlinson Photography

Also, check out this video and this article as they both relate to this post.

You Are Going To Die


Boracay Phillipines Sunset (view full size)

Newsflash. We are all going to die.

That’s a handy tool to think about when faced with this question:

“Is this exactly what I want to do with my life?”

If not, your knee jerk reaction may be to assume you have no choice. That you are bound by circumstance.

You do have a choice.

What exactly do you have to lose when you remember you’re going to die?

Nothing. There is only now.

Act accordingly.

Counterintuitive: Start Your Day On A Hill

Here is something you can do to really kickstart your workday. Start each day on a downward slopping hill. A metaphorical downward hill that is.

Stopping a task at an arbitrarily defined time like 5PM really makes no sense. Try stopping your task on or shortly after the point you’re most excited about it. One would think if you’re excited about something you should continue working on it until the excitement wanes. This is great if you can complete the task in sitting. If the task takes you into another day you may want to consider quitting while you’re ahead.

The whole point of this is that it takes an incredible effort to get back to that level of energy and excitement the next time day. Sometimes generating that kind of interest is just too much to ask early in the morning. So we allow the distractions to take over. Like processing email. In other words procrastinating with something that feels productive but is really just busy work.

Stop when you find yourself totally motivated and pumped up. Move onto the next item and get that task rolling.

When you start your next day you’ll be excited to get back to the first task where you left off. Ideally if you stagger your tasks like this it will never feel like a chore to get going, and you’ll be a ninja on startup every day.

[photo by incase]

Counterintuitive: Internet, Less Is More

Contrary to what common sense would suggest, having less connectivity will actually increase your productivity. If your internet access is intermittent and you’re genuinely offline, you’ll get more crap accomplished.

I’ve written 40 000+ words, shot 30 000+ photos, bought and sold several websites+domains+photographs, and run a successful photography school. All of this was with very limited connectivity while traveling through 20+ countries this past year. I’ve gotten more done in less time and I’m happier for it.

When you do have “online” time you have be highly focused on what you need to get done. As a result, you get it all done. Think reverse Parkinson’s Law which states:

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

Online time should be a treat, like ice cream. If you have 24/7 high speed internet getting distracted into useless minutiae is easy. The web is a hyperactive distraction machine. There is something incredibly awesome and simultaneously useless that comes out every single day. If you want to be more effective give yourself more offline time.

Spend your time having fun and building sand castles, not Facebooking your friends to death. Speaking of ways to be more effective, read this article about email.