the lamplighters - burning-man 2006


The lamplighters

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2006 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

art lamplighters lamps perspective petrol lanterns poles procession vanishing point
Burning Man Entrance/Exit Road, NV, USA

The Lamplighters, at the Burning Man festival.­

The Lamplighters are in charge of the petrol lamps that are hanged each night to the lamp poles around the esplanade, and along the main avenues on the playa (3:00, 9:00 and on the main axis from Center Camp to the Man and then to the Temple.­

For more info about the Lamplighters, and how to participate and join this camp, go to www.­burningman.­com/­participate/­lamplighter.­html

For information about the Burning Man Festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.

Burning Man Festival

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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.

Photos taken at dusk and dawn at the Burning Man Festival.

Burning Man 2006 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

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Hi-resolutions photos with no watermark are available for editorial use.­

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