Burning Man Festival
Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.org.
Burning Man 2004 photos by Tristan Savatier.
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.
Photos of Kandi Kids.
A Kandi Kid is commonly called a "Candy Raver", "Candee Child" or "Kandi Raver".
A Kandi Kid is a rave attendee who exchanges or shares small gifts, primarily beads, necklaces, toys, bracelets, or stickers.
The defining part of a Kandi Kid's appearance is their wearing of many homemade bracelets made of plastic beads, known as Kandi. The bracelets are often given as gifts to remember past raves and commemorate new friendships.
Kandi Kids are also known (and sometimes identified) by their brightly coloured style. They are often found wearing bright clothing depicting "trippy" designs, as well as cartoon characters, hair extensions or hair falls, fake dreadlocks, childish attire, chew toys laced on string around their necks, fuzzy leg warmers, visor hats, hair clips, and much bright makeup.
For more information about Kandi Kids, go to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandi_Kid .
I took most of these photos in San Francisco.