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love sculpture - burning man 2015

LOVE, by Alexandr Milov, from Odessa, Ukraine.­

Here’s what Milov wrote about the piece on the festival’s website: It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature.­ Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating.­ As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children start to shine.­ This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.­

It is the first time that a Ukrainian artist received a Burning Man grant to create his art.­

Nice sculpture, but I was quite disappointed that the artist put a sign "Dangerous - Do not climb".­ Obviously the frame of this structure was very sturdy and well constructed with solid metal tubes, so there was no risk of damaging it by a few people climbing over it.­

Climbing art installations is a big part of interacting with the art at Burning Man, and the artists are not responsible if people fall or get hurt when climbing over their pieces.­

So, please, if you build art for Burning Man, build it strong enough so that people can climb your art! And do not discourage them from climbing.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2015 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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September 3, 2015
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Burning Man 2015 199 photos

Burning Man 2015 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

This year, like the 2 previous years, I traveled to and from BM by motorbike, carrying all my gear, tent and food needed for the week in the desert (except my bicycle that got ferried by a friend).­ I even managed to carry almost enough water for the whole week.­

I did not join the Burning Man "Documentation Team" this year, because I vastly prefer shooting the art and people that I find inspiring, rather than be assigned to shoot a particular area of Black Rock City, or performance.­

Technical note: I shot virtually all my 2015 photos using only one lens, a 10-20mm wide angle lens (equiv.­ to 15-30mm with the crop factor), mounted on a Sony A65 (25 mega-pixel).­ I managed to keep the camera and lens completely protected from the dust by keeping them in a sealed zip-lock bag, with a cut hole tapped to the lens.­ I shot less than 1000 exposures, and selected the 200 or so best ones.­

Hi-resolutions photos with no watermark are available for editorial use (contact me).­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.

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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.