Pillar of Fire by Nate Smith
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2003 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Photos taken at:
- Fire Arts Festival 2005 and 2007 @ The Crucible (Oakland, California)
The Crucible organizes the Fire Arts Festival each year in West Oakland, CA.
- Burning Man Fire Arts Exposition (San Francisco, California)
Burning Man Fire Arts Exposition is a new, similar but smaller event that took place in San Francisco in 2006.
- The Burning Man Festival (Black Rock City, Nevada)
Those are some photos from my Burning Man photo album that fall in the Fire Arts category.
Equipment used: Sony F828 (8 Mega-pixel), Sony R1 (10.3 Mega-pixel) and Sony Alpha (10.2 Mega-pixel) with Microdrive and a small tripod.
Most of the Fire Arts artists also participate to Burning Man.
Burning Man Festival
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 2003 and earlier years photos by Tristan Savatier.
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.
Photos shot on film, and later scanned / digitalized from the negative or slide.