suliman nawid in his trademark dia de los muertos makeup and matador costume - burning man 2012

Fashion designer and model Suliman Nawid in his trademark matador costume and Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) face painting.­

The white hat is not made of feathers (feathers are not allowed at Burning Man), but rather of small pieces of fabric that imitate feathers.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Route Esplanade, Black Rock City, NV, USA

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 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

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