View more galleries in the Archives
Columbus Pride – 2,605 Photos
ComFest – 3,002 Photos
Red White and Boom – 189 Photos
DooDah! - 467 Photos
Pennsic – 3,539 Photos
Dublin Irish Festival – 444 Photos
Rootwire Music Festival – 3,055 Photos
Burning Man – 4,490 Photos
Zombie Walk – 678 Photos
Mosaic – 1,008 Photos
Total Photos Taken: 277,707
Average Photos per Day: 56.8
Last 12 Months: 32,816
Photos to Sort: 155,305
Dec 1 – May 1: Relax. Sort photos. Post adventures.
I find the following article extremely accurate. My personal experience is down the more mild and sober path. But that doesn’t change the sorts of things that happen to you while you’re on the playa. The sorts of things that make you wonder if you are sober. Things like impromptu celebrations being held for people using the porta potties (yes a red carpet, paparazzi, microphone-equipped MC, and 30 cheering strangers were all waiting for her when she came out). The closest comparison I can come up with is like being in a lucid dream for a week. And the thing that surprised me most about this, my second journey to Black Rock City, is how normal that all is to me. Oh, look, a bearded shaman playing the didgeridoo while jumping on a trampoline, or, a 60′ metal fire-breathing dragon with 25 passengers, or a quarter-mile string of illuminated lanterns rising into the night sky. Cool.
The real spectacle, I’ve found, is what happens within your own mind when impossibilities are presented as normality for seven straight days. About Thursday, something always snaps, and you’re forced to view yourself, your identity, the world, and the very nature of reality from a fresh perspective. It’s not something that I can explain with any amount of impact. You’re just going to have to take the journey for yourself. Until then, enjoy a day in the life as view by fellow burner Kevin Tang:Leave a comment
Yes, this is still a photo blog. I have been spending a lot more time on the photography than the blogging lately. In the last two weeks, I have made big changes to my equipment that will help me get the most out of the moments that I capture. The second half of summer kicks off this evening, and I’m excited for the opportunity to push my photographs to a new level of awesome. I am also excited about meeting and reconnecting with the artists, philosophers, bards, weirdos, hippies, and sages that I tend to find on my journey. If you’re reading this, it is probably because you are part of that journey. Thank you, and check back frequently to see if I can make the blogging a more frequent event!Leave a comment
With just the right luck of timing, it can rain most of the day and let up just in time for Red White and Boom, The Doo Dah Parade, and UA’s fireworks display. That’s exactly what happened this year – the events were overcast, but (mostly) dry.
On a similar note, the Drenched 5k is coming up this Saturday (July 6th). I was really looking forward to water balloon fights on a hot July morning, but the forecast is calling for (you guessed it) more rain. The coupon code DRENCHED2013 will get you 10% off if you want to participate. The weather will determine whether I will be shooting the SLRs, or just strapping the water-proof GoPro to my head and running around.Leave a comment
I love this time of year. Even though I’m down to about 5 hours of sleep per night with my schedule of balancing work and play, I am still energized every day when I wake up. Thanks to Columbus for making June such an amazing month.
Event photos are coming (I’m working through the WNBR pics when I’m not out shooting other events). I know you’re all excited to see them, and I am excited to post them – but, those coming soon numbers below are how many photos I need to sort before the event gallery goes up. Be patient, it will be worth the wait.Leave a comment
Wait… I ordered how much photography equipment yesterday?Leave a comment