The Race Of Gentlemen 2019 Photos

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Anthropocene

I just had the pleasure of viewing legendary Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene exhibition on the very last day. I came away from the exhibition tremendously inspired as a photographer.

Mr Burtynsky’s images look so perfect they almost appear three dimensional. The prints are all very large and incredibly sharp. There is so much detail in every image that you feel magnetically drawn into the work. I felt like a tractor beam was pulling me into each image as I examined each photograph in detail.

Every single image was good enough to stand on it’s own and yet they also somehow worked stunningly well together. I suppose that is a testament to the amount of work put into the curation of the exbition beyond just the work itself…

I think the work will stand the test of time. From the color, to the composition, to the unique subject matter, I mean the entire thing just sings. This work will be top of mind for quite some time for me personally. I actually think these images will stay with me forever.

While strolling through the exhibit I couldn’t help but dream about being 64 and showing my work like this. That is something to aspire to for sure. I have 25 years until I’m Mr Burtynsky’s age so I better get to work! Seriously though, it is highly unlikely that I will ever be able to achieve anything even remotely close to this but it’s good to have goals. Having goals like this is one of the greatest things about photography, you just never stop learning. I suspect My Burtynsky is also on his own path of continuous learning.

Beyond the photographs it was also wonderful to see Mr. Burtynsky (and team) pushing the frontier with their Augmented Reality pieces. I found the AR app itself to be a bit cumbersome but the overall experience was certainly interesting. I suspect all mobile operating systems will just natively support AR triggers in the future. That would make the experience much more seamless.

Now taking my photographer hat off for a moment… I also found the subject matter of the exhibition to be deeply disturbing. Bearing witness to the destruction of spaceship earth was shocking and a bit disheartening. Seeing what we are doing to our planet was hard to take. Especially given that I’m more to blame for my impact than the average person given my affluent western lifestyle. It was a good reminder that I need to do more in my own life to help address these issues. We all have to take responsibility for this place we call home.

Here are a few handheld snapshots from the exhibit.

These images we’re shot on February 24th, 2019 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

If you ever have the chance to see some Edward Burtynsky’s work DO IT! You won’t regret it!

Learn more about the work here:
https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/projects/the-anthropocene-project

UPDATE:

After I posted this on my website I tweeted about it and Mr. Burtynsky replied! See below. (I am totally fangirling out over here… He just made my day!)

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Burning Man 2018 Photos

There are roughly A TRILLION PHOTOS on this page. Some images are NSFW. Please be patient while this bloated bandwidth behemoth of a page loads. Maybe go have a coffee and come back when it’s done loading? Actually maybe go exercise your scroll finger. You’re gonna need it.

Here are my Burning Man 2018 Photos!
All of my Burning Man images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial license. If you share them you must attribute the photographs to me by name and link to Duncan.co You can’t sell them or make money from them in any way whatsoever. That includes advertising on a website.

I tried my best to caption every single image correctly. All 1,111 of them. If you know what the correct caption should be please comment at the very bottom of this post waaaaaay down there or email me directly and I’ll update this post accordingly.

This was first published October 12th, 2018 at 11:11AM EDT. I will be updating this post with the correct captions, typos, and corrections as they come in. If the captions don’t make sense it’s because the image titles aren’t appearing on this post correctly yet. I’m trying to fix that. (If you happen to know how to get image titles to display in a wordpress post contact me!)

Updates
Update 1: October 12th Added Flickr and Photo.Duncan.co links.
Update 2: October 12th Added Reddit thread link.
Update 3: October 12th Updated some captions.
Update 4: October 13th Updated captions on 0861, 0619, 0693, 0433, 1077, 0298, 0261, 0275, 0302-0307, 0296, 0214, 1020, 1033, 1056, 1057, 0676, 0118-0123, 0321, 0351, 0385, 0498, 0516, 0577, 0256, 0670.
Update 5: October 17th Updated captions on 0415, 0838, 0180, 0618, 0112, 0264, 0392-0394, 0499, 0500, 0914-0918, 0378, 0379, 0294, 0295, 0518, 0525, 0532, 0685, 0535, 0579.

The images are in chronological order.

Notes
Burning Man 2018 was certainly a great burn. People have been saying it may have been one of the greatest burns ever. IMHO every burn is so unique that trying to rank them is a fools errand. Regardless, it was an incredible event. Everything seemed to go right from the weather to all the builds. During the ten days I was on playa I shot 13,323 images in total. That works out to roughly 1,300 photos per day at a rate of 1 photo per minute for 240 hours straight. To give you an idea of how silly that is, if I spend 5 seconds looking at each image it takes 18 hours non-stop. And that’s just to look at them for five seconds each. I had to decide which ones don’t work and which ones might. In other words, the amount of time it has taken me to shoot, cull, process, keyword, and publish this gallery is completely absurd. I’ve gained 10 pounds staring at the computer processing them all. It has taken me every spare moment I’ve had since I left the playa and I love it. It’s how I decompress. It’s just been a lot and I’m spent.

Why do I do this?
When I hear my alarm clocks at 3:30AM every morning at the burn I ask myself that question. Why THE HELL am I doing this? It takes me a couple minutes to remember that it doesn’t even matter why in that moment. I know I have to just do the work right now. I can think about it later. Do the work right now. Do the work right now. Do the work RIGHT NOW. Burning Man is such a fleeting bit of magic that I know I have to get to work right this instant. The complete mental and physical exhaustion is part of it. So if I just do the work right now everything else takes care of itself. So why do I do this? I do it because it makes me happy. I feel present, connected, and happy when I’m out shooting the burn. I’m glad I did the work. I’m pleased to know that maybe you’ll find the photos interesting or useful or delightful. Who knows, if I’m lucky these images will bring a little bit of that wonderful Burning Man feeling wherever you are.

See also:
My Burning Man 2017 Photos
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2013 Photos
My Burning Man 2012 Photos

These photos are also on Flickr and Photo.Duncan.co should you want a different viewing experience.

Reddit thread.

Enjoy!

Click on the photo to see it at full resolution. Be gentle please my server is getting absolutely crushed right now… Here is a playlist to listen to while viewing the images.

0001 – I feel like I always see this one on the way in.

0002 – Not having license plates is probably a good way to get pulled over.

0003 – …Look at the guy in the RV passing. That is a blind hill pass in an RV. Please calm the fuck down and don’t pass. If you’re on your way to Burning Man you’re not in a rush by definition. I don’t care how late your project is, reckless driving isn’t worth it. Sorry had to rant there a little. My bad.

0004 – We stopped and had a look around.

0005 – Burning Man is exhausting because barrage of stimulation begins long before you even get to the playa. Your brain has to deal with it all. Like what is this lovely man on the roof doing? Setting up to play live music I guess?

0006 – This person insisted I make this photograph. She also pretty much forced us to try on her wares. Good sales techniques but I wasn’t interested.

0007 – Where the gravel turns into playa.

0008 – Perhaps someone can explain why this year’s sign is also a bigass potable water tank? I’m sure there is a good reason but I can’t figure out what it is.

0009 – Slow down people. Slow down.

0010 – Make Burning Man Great Again?

0011 – Was quite dusty on our way in on August 24th.

0012 – Just my people waiting to enter Burning Man. I love meeting people in line. Like this burner who goes by the playa name Happy. She was the best and we had a moment.

0013 – August 24th.

0014 – There was 2 or 3 of these in a caravan.

0015 – How many BRC stickers do you count?

0016 – What is the thing sticking out the back? (those lights tho!)

0017 – Had to do will call this year. Long story… Anyway there was no line and it was super easy. Thanks Will Call crew!

0018 – The range of vehicles you see…

0019 – This gif is relevant

0020 – There is a correlation between how organized your shit is and how nice gate is to you. He appeared to be very pleased with us.

0021 – Lumpy. by Jeremy Evans (aka CNC, GATE supervisor) Reno, NV.

0022 – I’ve run into Uncle Ira several times over the years. We had a nice chat. Ira said he might be done Burning. I told him that we would really miss him and that everyone loves him and enjoys his “cheesy tchotchkes”. If you see this Uncle Ira, please come back. We <3 you!

0023 – My brain screams HEY LOOK AT THAT. My brain has caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye. This little process will happen thousands and thousands of times over the next 10 days and it will be so great.

0024 – Always interesting how people have their mini temporary setup before their actual setup. Dump a few chairs and a cooler. Then go go go! Build build build.

0025 – Burnstreampoint Lighthouse I ran into these guys at the Grand Sierra in Reno while walking the dogs. They had like a fleet of 6 big fifth wheels and a full size semi truck with a forklift, and this scissor lift on it. Some burners really go hard.

0026 – A tent and a delivery truck. Nice.

0027 – But I liked how it looked.

0028 – I was going to come back and shoot this properly (an idea I put off until it was too late). If you want to make photographs at Burning Man there is no better time than the present. I learn this lesson the hard way every year. I always say I’ll come back and get a better photo of this later. Then poof, the moment is gone forever.

0029 – http://www.swagofburningman.com (apologies for the subpar photo but I thought this was a cool project so I included the image)

0030 – http://www.swagofburningman.com (apologies for the subpar photo but I thought this was a cool project so I included the image)

0031 – FloBot by: Jessica Levine from: South Lake Tahoe, CA year: 2018
FloBot is an interactive flower-like steel sculpture with a character all her own. She will stand on exposed roots as she evolves into a blossomed being. People will be able to climb up the roots and “get inside her head” bouncing and rocking with the use of large suspension springs. Flo represents the notion of learning to flow with all of the parts of one’s self, and finding strength within them. Her roots correlate with all of the deepest parts of ourselves–the buried parts, which make us who we are. Exposing the roots and making them a part of the blossom at the top represents the idea that everything is an integral part of the whole self, even (and especially) the buried parts–not just the pretty flowery surface parts.

0032 – FloBot by: Jessica Levine from: South Lake Tahoe, CA year: 2018
FloBot is an interactive flower-like steel sculpture with a character all her own. She will stand on exposed roots as she evolves into a blossomed being. People will be able to climb up the roots and “get inside her head” bouncing and rocking with the use of large suspension springs. Flo represents the notion of learning to flow with all of the parts of one’s self, and finding strength within them. Her roots correlate with all of the deepest parts of ourselves–the buried parts, which make us who we are. Exposing the roots and making them a part of the blossom at the top represents the idea that everything is an integral part of the whole self, even (and especially) the buried parts–not just the pretty flowery surface parts.

0033 – All Power to All People by: Hank Willis Thomas – presented by Kindred Arts from: New York, NY year: 2018

0034 – Cosmic Voyager by: Martin Taylor and The Chromaforms Collective from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018

0035 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0036 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0037 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0038 – Relatively good conditions at this moment.

0039 – Create sparks for a few minutes. This will make the photographer happy and then they will leave you alone so you can do your work.

0040 – Error 101 by: Sofya Batsova from: London, year: 2018

0041 – At night.

0042 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0043 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0044 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0045 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0046 – I really like this quiet moments when builders are taking a break or nobody is working at that moment.

0047 – Previously known as L4K, these are the folks who create the ring of lights around the man. It also serves as perimeter for man burn. They are seeking funding for a new set of lights to mark the ring around the man.

0048 – Previously known as L4K, these are the folks who create the ring of lights around the man. It also serves as perimeter for man burn. They are seeking funding for a new set of lights to mark the ring around the man.

0049 – Previously known as L4K, these are the folks who create the ring of lights around the man. It also serves as perimeter for man burn. They are seeking funding for a new set of lights to mark the ring around the man. By the way this is how you can tell they are a hardworking camp. Nobody is here they’re all out working.

0050 – Pretty much nothing beats riding around checking out amazing art with wonderful friends. (Important note, these pants feature a Unicorn vs Narwal battle. And if memory serves there is a Cat riding the Unicorn and Pug riding the Narwal. FTW!)

0051 – Baba Yaga’s House by: Jessi Sprocket Janusee and Baba Yaga’s Book Club from: Reno, NV year: 2018
The house of Baba Yaga will rise from the playa straddling it’s mechanical chicken legs. The crone’s house will be poised to run at the slightest provocation. Ascend her staircases to test the old witch if you dare. Are you able to walk through the veil of mortality into the space where the seer dwells? If you are strong of will, feeling bold and willing to show vulnerability she may allow you to venture within her sanctum.
URL: http://jessisprocket.com/baba-yaga/

0052 – I’m not sure exactly what happened here. I only caught this out of the corner of my eye but it appeared as though this Burner fell off this piece backwards and was caught by friends. Trust fall style. Maybe she fainted.

0053 – Step Forward – Joining Minds
by: Miguel Angel Martin Bordera, founder of Carros de Foc from: San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain year: 2018

0054 – Step Forward – Joining Minds
by: Miguel Angel Martin Bordera, founder of Carros de Foc
from: San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain year: 2018

0055 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0056 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0057 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0058 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0059 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0060 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0061 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0062 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0063 – Burners building their camp structure.

0064 – You have to start it by hotwiring it every single time. Think about that next time you’re pulsing.

0065 – Some of the smartest, kindest, and most loving friends. Just love these freakin guys.

0066 – Franchise Freedom by: Lucas van Oostrum from: Amsterdam, The Netherlands year: 2018 (This is the landing area for all those drones and the area that had that big circular silver fence around it)

0067 – Franchise Freedom by: Lucas van Oostrum from: Amsterdam, The Netherlands year: 2018 (This is the landing area for all those drones and the area that had that big circular silver fence around it)

0068 – Sonic Runway by: Lead Artist: Rob Jensen, Co-Lead: Warren Trezevant from: Oakland, CA year: 2018

0069 – Crypto Forest by Geo Landrum from: Oak Creek, WI year: 2018 (HODL)

0070 – http://www.bigimagination.org

0071 – http://www.bigimagination.org

0072 – http://www.bigimagination.org

0073 – Building the pyramid on the esplanade.

0074 – My friend couldn’t resist climbing in here.

0075 – Rainbow Bridge by Josh Zubko from San Francisco CA year 2018

0076 – Hexatron by: Mark Lottor from: Menlo Park, CA year: 2018

0077 – HaHa… by: Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schomberg from: Reno, NV year: 2018

0078 – Layers

0079 – Favorable build conditions.

0080 – If you know the name of this piece please comment or email me.

0081 – Baba Yaga’s House by: Jessi Sprocket Janusee and Baba Yaga’s Book Club from: Reno, NV year: 2018
The house of Baba Yaga will rise from the playa straddling it’s mechanical chicken legs. The crone’s house will be poised to run at the slightest provocation. Ascend her staircases to test the old witch if you dare. Are you able to walk through the veil of mortality into the space where the seer dwells? If you are strong of will, feeling bold and willing to show vulnerability she may allow you to venture within her sanctum.
URL: http://jessisprocket.com/baba-yaga/

0082 – I said hey did I scare you? He said uh no. (he kind of appeared out of nowhere and scared the crap out of me lol)

0083 – Camp Hardly (I think) on the Esplanade. Thank you for being my landmark with that giant H!

0084 – Shots Fired Espresso Cart by: PocoJoe and the Shots Fired Team from: Tucson, AZ year: 2018 (This fellow said can you take a photo of me so I can send it to my wife. She didn’t think it was possible to put an espresso machine on a unicycle.)

0085 – Baby Shark Fin by Neil J.

0086 – On the way back from installing the ring around the man. Previously known as L4K. Freakin love you guys! I will forever live in the shame of missing a shift on their crew in the past. For shame!

0087 – Note the picket fence, the power tools in the garage, the satelite dish, and really everything else. So good.

0088 – Dragon Fossil by: Ryan Mathern from: Atlanta, GA year: 2018

0089 – The ORB by: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, and I, Orbot from: Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark year: 2018

0090 – Rainbow Bridge by: Josh Zubkoff from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018

0091 – Hexatron by: Mark Lottor from: Menlo Park, CA year: 2018
tall poles with colourful lights

0092 – Sitting on a . from her piece: HaHa… (When your art matches your shirt. Next level!)

0093 – Remembered Light by: Dan Benedict from: Anaheim, CA year: 2018

0094 – Perpetual Consumption Apparatus from: Currumbin, Queensland, Australia year: 2018

0095 – If you know the name of this piece please comment or email me.

0096 – If you know the name of this piece please comment or email me.

0097 – Hippocrisy by: Amy Bliss from: Salt Lake City, UT year: 2018

0098 – Please let me know the name of this piece. I really enjoyed sitting in the rocking chair here when I really needed a break.

0099 – Love that it’s still in use. Reminds me of Tars from the film Interstellar.

0100 – Looks so good. I don’t know anything about makeup but this idea of using the playa as makeup might be worth exploring.

0101 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0102 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0103 – You Might Die Tomorrow by: Kate Manser from: Austin, TX year: 2018

0104 – Bloom by: Peter Hazel from: Reno, NV year: 2018

0105 – I ran into a burner here who has a net worth over $50 Billion according to that crazy Forbes list. He was by far the wealthiest person I’ve ever met. There was a group of about 10 burners around and nobody knew who he was but I recognized him immediately. I nervously introduced myself thinking he would be some kind of time traveller or really mean to me. Turns out he was super friendly and his main concern was finding interactive art pieces for his children to explore because they had to go back to school soon. You know like completely normal stuff. Everyone puts their pants on the same way… If even you’re one of the top 20 wealthiest people out of 7.7 Billion. It was a real treat to meet him after reading about their business.

0106 – HaHa… by: Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schomberg from: Reno, NV year: 2018

0107 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0108 – Quite a challenge to make a photo like this. You have to shoot the image of the moon and the man separetely because it’s impossible to get them both perfectly in focus in-camera.

0109 – Notorious B.A.D by: Kyle Jensen from: Calgary, AB year: 2018 (sometimes when I’m out shooting I go a little over the top on the nose…)

0110 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0111 – I was making an image here and this man just appeared right at the moment the timer on the camera activated. Happy accident. I like it.

0112 – The Color Wheels by: Compagnie Off from: Saint Pierre des Corps, Indre-et-Loire, France year: 2018 The Color Wheels have crossed the Five Deserts of the Five Continents. In the process, men have become Clay men, piling layers of dust and sweat at each step of their journey. Teknostructures let loose yet under control: BUSY LIFE, RADIANT STORM URL: http://www.compagnieoff.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=24&Itemid=10&lang=en

0113 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0114 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0115 – Singularity by: Rebekah Waites and the Singularity Crew from: Los Angeles, CA year: 2018

0116 – Singularity by: Rebekah Waites and the Singularity Crew from: Los Angeles, CA year: 2018

0117 – Singularity by: Rebekah Waites and the Singularity Crew from: Los Angeles, CA year: 2018

0118 – David Best’s Memorial For Larry Harvey.

0119 – David Best’s Memorial For Larry Harvey.

0120 – David Best’s Memorial For Larry Harvey.

0121 – David Best’s Memorial For Larry Harvey.

0122 – Written below is: “Thank you for creating the ultimate permission slip” -unknown

0123 – David Best’s Memorial For Larry Harvey.

0124 – George is an amazing photographer. He has been shooting Burning Man for ages. In this photograph George is showing me his system for organizing Burning Man information while he is on playa. I asked him to show me when I told he where we we’re camped and he quickly noted it. So simple and effective. Someone tells you something, and you just jot it down on an individual card. Then you can reshuffle later and discard as needed etc. I will steal this idea. Thanks George!

0125 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0126 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0127 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0128 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0129 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0130 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0131 – The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear by: Gratis from: Vista, CA year: 2018
If all you had was the rough detritus of war, the cheap rubble of constant calamity, what would you build with it? A bunker, a church, or a school? Would you create a place of hope or fear? Of the past or for the future?
Hope rising up from a violent and chaotic past, Fear transformed into building blocks: found metal, often riddled by gunre, torn by the wind and baked by the desert sun are incorporated into this replica of the traditional “little red schoolhouse.” The Little Schoolhouse of Hope and Fear stands on the playa as a beacon to those who wish to teach a better way for the future, or to those ready to learn from the failures of the past.

0132 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0133 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0134 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0135 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0136 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0137 – Man’s Best Friend by: Chris Mack and The Unintelligent Design Society from: Carmel, CA year: 2018

0138 – B.Ÿ.T.E. by: Jay Blanda & Andrew Lazorchak from: Butler, NJ year: 2018

0139 – B.Ÿ.T.E. by: Jay Blanda & Andrew Lazorchak from: Butler, NJ year: 2018 (who is that dorky guy?)

0140 – B.Ÿ.T.E. by: Jay Blanda & Andrew Lazorchak from: Butler, NJ year: 2018 (The sun on the left guy appeared as little black docks when I made a mistake processing. Then I realized I kinda like it. Looks like it’s looking at the sun.)

0141 – We are the ones we have been waiting for. by: Scott Froschauer from: Sun Valley, CA year: 2018

0142 – Resolute Arch by: Richard Rhodes, Sculptor from: Seattle, WA year: 2018

0143 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0144 – Galaxia by: Arthur Mamou-Mani from: London, United Kingdom year: 2018
Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.
Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky. The triangular trusses form dierent paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala.
URL: https://mamou-mani.com

0145 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0146 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0147 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0148 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0149 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0150 – If you know the name of this piece please comment or email me.

0151 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0152 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0153 – My size 11 foot for scale. Banana not available.

0154 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0155 – Hope you had a great time!

0156 – Encrypted Data by: Ben Vedrenne & GIF JAM from: Montreuil, France year: 2018

0157 – Cosmic Voyager by: Martin Taylor and The Chromaforms Collective from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018

0158 – MEGALOPHONE by: Benzy and MegaloCrew from: Felton, CA year: 2018

0159 – Cosmic Voyager by: Martin Taylor and The Chromaforms Collective from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018

0160 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0161 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0162 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0163 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0164 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0165 – Suboptimal condiitons.

0166 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0167 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0168 – Robot Resurrection by: Shane Evans from: Denver, CO year: 2018 Robot Resurrection is towering 30 foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from reclaimed airplane parts and found objects. From the torso cockpit, the operator(s) manipulate the Robot’s motions and fire effects. This piece is a representation of we all have become… Robots. It is a wake-up call of how large these problems are. We have been controlled for too long. Robot Resurrection was born from what we as a society have discarded. Our hope is that this 28′ Robot will inspire reflection upon one’s self and be a reminder of the power we all hold. We hope it awakens some awareness of our situation and encourages some small change on a small scale that leads to big change in the massive system.

0169 – Iron Horses Galore by: Adrian Landon from: NEW YORK, NY year: 2018

0170 – First time Burner Clayton Blake from Australia is waiting for a crane to lift his art into position. Pretty sure Clayton wins Burning Man this year. A first year burner from Australia with a giant piece of art you can climb on. My first year I could barely even get myself to the playa let alone doing something this incredible.

0171 – If you know the name of this piece please comment or email me.

0172 – Hippocrisy by: Amy Bliss from: Salt Lake City, UT year: 2018

0173 – Desert Guard by: Lu Ming from: Beijing, China year: 2018

0174 – Nice to meet you. Thanks for all the advice!

0175 – Ei Robot by: Spencer Edgerton, Launchpad Artspace at 3113 Studios, and Camp Deep Orbit from: Tucson, AZ year: 2018

0176 – Ei Robot by: Spencer Edgerton, Launchpad Artspace at 3113 Studios, and Camp Deep Orbit from: Tucson, AZ year: 2018

0177 – Legendary pieces.

0178 – V mad max.

0179 – Love these guys. Thanks for the awesome views Greg and crew. Much appreciated.

0180 – Dive Bar from Camp Do More Now. URL http://do-more-now.com/

0181 – Stay True to your Selfie by: Larsen Family from: Shingle Springs, CA year: 2018

0182 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0183 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0184 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0185 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0186 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0187 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0188 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0189 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0190 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0191 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0192 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0193 – With Open Arms We Welcomed That Which Would Destroy Us (Short: With Open Arms) by: Christian Ristow from: Berlin, Germany year: 2018

0194 – Please let me know if you know the name of this piece.

0195 – Always a pleasure to photograph these folks even though I’ve never actually met their crew. They see me biking I hold up the camera and they say yeah. Done. Boom. Now they have this picture. <3. They look so happy. Love it.

0196 – Wonderful helmet, chestplate, and cup designed by this burner.

0197 – I enjoyed all the robots up there.

0198 – Do these kinds of vehicles ride smooth or are they really bumpy?

0199 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0200 – Come on in folks!

0201 – First order of business on these stairs, let’s see how the slinky does!

0202 – Woooo

0203 – Thank you.

0204 – Look at the flammable materials underneath.

0205 – Down 6 obviously.

0206 – I love meeting people who are just so happy to be there. These guys from New Zealand we’re having a great time. No burnier than thou nonsense just good vibes. Nice to meet you guys.

0207 – They look happy to be done building the man base.

0208 – Such wonderful sunsets out there.

0209 – For a minute I thought it looked like the man had a hat on…

0210 – BEBOT by: Andrea Greenlees, Andy Tibbetts and Josh Haywood from: Surbiton, Surrey, England year: 2018

0211 – I like the small mutant vehicles like this. Super cool.

0212 – Some seemingly simple ideas are perfectly executed like this.

0213 – If you know the name of these vehicles piece please comment or email me.

0214 – Axolotl: The Earth Guardian. https://www.facebook.com/AXOBUX/

0215 – I regret not shooting this as a shorter exposure. I didn’t notice at the time but it appears as though this person doesn’t have feet. Oops! (Sorry to this person)

0216 – Name Unknown

0217 – Name Unnknown

0218 – BEBOT by: Andrea Greenlees, Andy Tibbetts and Josh Haywood from: Surbiton, Surrey, England year: 2018 (I was out photographing this piece and one of the artists/collaborators came over to say hi. There was a really bright light making this image impossible so I asked them to shut it off for a minute. They turned off the light and this photo is the result. I hope this photo finds them. If you see me out there let’s collaborate to make a nice image of your art!)

0219 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0220 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0221 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0222 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0223 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0224 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0225 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0226 – Night at the Climb In by: Dustin Weatherford from: Reno, NV year: 2018
Night at the Climb In will be a 70 foot tall stack of reclaimed junkyard cars, stacked straight up, one on top of the next. Every car will be climbable, visitable, interactive in its own way. The stack will end in a crows nest that sits at the top of the structure, just under a large spinning lit up sign.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/nightattheclimbin/

0227 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0228 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0229 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0230 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0231 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0232 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0233 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0234 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0235 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0236 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0237 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0238 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0239 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0240 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0241 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0242 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0243 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0244 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0245 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0246 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0247 – Paraluna by: Christopher Schardt from: Oakland, CA year: 2018
Paraluna combines kinetic sculpture, LEDs and music. Its main component is a disc 10m in diameter with 17,280 LEDs. A computer controls the LEDs while rotating, raising, lowering, and tilting the disc.
Some of the LED patterns work with the rotation of the disk, creating spirals. Others use persistence-of-vision, making an image hover in space above the spinning LEDs. Spokes demonstrates both of these styles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcP9IauNTjRHENUh2
Surrounding the disc are several high-quality speakers that play classical music at comfortable, yet immersive volume, creating a comfortable, peaceful place to be. Patterns are chosen to complement each musical piece, as with Firmament:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H6KCzkf5jkGWAA3m2

0248 – by Duane Flatmo and crew.

0249 – by Duane Flatmo and crew.

0250 – by Duane Flatmo and crew. (If you time it right you can catch a photo of the flame while it is blue! Notice the man on the “hood” area. I presume he is going to re-ignite the flame there.)

0251 – by Duane Flatmo and crew.

0252 – One of the great camps along the Esplanade. I like all the things going on here. Look around.

0253 – Lodestar by: Randy Polumbo from: New York, NY year: 2018
Lodestar is made of an old military jet that has been involuntarily blossomed into a contemplative flower and gathering place for human pollinators.
URL: http://polumbo.com

0254 – Great Train Wreck by: Collaborative Artisans – Reno & Sacramento, & Debby Brower from: Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV year: 2018

0255 – Great Train Wreck by: Collaborative Artisans – Reno & Sacramento, & Debby Brower from: Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV year: 2018

0256 – QuadruPOD by: Scott Parenteau (the Tinman) from: Sacramento, CA year: 2018 I’m calling this machine the QuadruPOD simply because its a Pod with 4 legs. It’s a variation of a Strandbeest and uses a modified version of Theo Jensens leg linkage. This will allow the pod to walk around the playa during the daylight hours creating an art piece that actually looks for you. This pod will be an all metal walking machine with a steam punk appearance, lots of rust and plenty of moving gears. An operator will ride inside this machine during its performances on the playa but it will be designed to operate robotically as well.

0257 – Big Charles… (An homage to Charlie Smith) by: Shane Evans from: Denver, CO year: 2018

0258 – Sometimes if you time it right you can get a photo with nobody in it.

0259 – Passage by: Dana Albany from: San Francisco, CA year: 2018
Passage is an installation of a man, in a captive gesture, leisurely walking while its hand sweeps through stalks of wheat. The sculpture clearly highlights characteristics of a human form; muscle, sinuous tendon, sculpted hands, feet. Yet, it’s a composite of mechanical debris and steel. Viewers may hypothesize, is this a man? is it part robot? and what is the blurry fine-line between each? The other huge component is the presence of the wheat. It symbolizes abundance, life, fertility. It is food, subsistence, of which without, the human race would be extinct. Viewers can look closer at the inherent beauty of the human form, contemplate mechanics/technology or most importantly, be reminded of our absolute reliance on nature in the end.

0260 – The photography equivalent of ‘more cowbell’ is ‘more sunstars’… Guilty as charged. I just love the way they look.

0261 – Robot Resurrection by: Shane Evans from: Denver, CO year: 2018 Robot Resurrection is towering 30 foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from reclaimed airplane parts and found objects. From the torso cockpit, the operator(s) manipulate the Robot’s motions and fire effects. This piece is a representation of we all have become… Robots. It is a wake-up call of how large these problems are. We have been controlled for too long. Robot Resurrection was born from what we as a society have discarded. Our hope is that this 28′ Robot will inspire reflection upon one’s self and be a reminder of the power w