burning man 2016 - 168 photos

Burning Man 2016 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

This year, like the 3 previous years, I traveled to and from BM by motorbike, carrying all my gear, bicycle, tent and food needed for the week in the desert .­ I even managed to carry almost enough water for the whole week.­

For me, the highlight of this year was the amazing performances and art of the all-Chinese Mazu crew.

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 my 2016 photos using only two lens, a 10-20mm wide angle lens (equiv.­ to 15-30mm with the crop factor), and a Tamron 17-50mm 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 1500 exposures.­

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.

overloaded motorcycle - KLR 650 - burning man 2016, bags, bicycle, bike, burning man, dual-sport, helmet, kawasaki, klr 650, luggage, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, overloaded, panniers, tank bag, water jugs
mazu goddess - procession - burning man 2016, buddha art car, buddha hand art car, burning man, chinese, matsu, mazu camp, performance, procession, qianli yan, sculpture, zulai art car, zulai hand art car, 千里眼, 媽祖
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, burning man, chinese, drum band, drummers, drums, flags, marching band, mazu camp, performance, procession
zulai hand art car - burning man 2016, bamboo hand, buddha art car, buddha hand art car, burning man, chinese, giant hand, mazu camp, zulai art car, zulai hand
mazu marching band procession - burning man 2016, burning man, chinese, drum band, drummers, drums, flags, marching band, mazu camp, performance, procession
媽祖 - mazu procession - burning man 2016, art, burning man, chinese, matsu, mazu camp, performance, procession, sculpture, 媽祖
zulai hand art car - burning man 2016, bamboo hand, buddha art car, buddha hand art car, burning man, chinese, giant hand, mazu camp, zulai art car, zulai hand
媽祖 - mazu goddess of the empty sea - burning man 2016, art, burning man, chinese, matsu, mazu camp, sculpture, 媽祖
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, burning man, chinese, dancing, drum band, drummer, drums, fan, marching band, mazu camp, performance, procession, women
mazu crew on the zulai hand art car - burning man 2016, bamboo, burning man, chinese, flags, mazu camp, zulai art car, zulai hand
chinese woman in traditional costume - mazu procession - burning man 2016, burning man, chinese, costume, glasses, goggles, mazu camp, traditional, woman
zulai hand art car at dusk - burning man 2016, buddha art car, buddha hand art car, burning man, chinese, mazu camp, white cloud, zulai art car, zulai hand
couple - burners - burning man 2016, arm tattoos, beard, burning man, couple, sunglasses, woman
art ship monaco at dusk - burning man 2016, art car, art ship monaco, burning man, dawn, tall ship
the space whale - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, dusk, pink cloud, sculpture, space whale, stained glass
pulse portal with pink clouds - burning man 2016, arch, art installation, burning man, dusk, iridescent, pink clouds, pulse portal, sculpture
the vitruvian man at night - red neons - burning man 2016, burning man, glowing, night, red neons, the man, vitruvian man
gears in the man's base - burning man 2016, base, burning man, gears, glowing, night, red neons, shalt, the man, vitruvian man
animated steel rings sculpture with LED lights - burning man 2016, animated, art installation, burning man, disc-go-sphere, glowing, led light, metal, night, sculpture, the man
woman inside giant animated steel rings sculpture - burning man 2016, animated, art installation, burning man, disc-go-sphere, glowing, led light, metal, night, sculpture, the man, woman
animated steel rings sculpture - burning man 2016, animated, art installation, burning man, disc-go-sphere, glowing, led light, metal, night, rings, sculpture, the man
giant animated steel rings sculpture with LED lights - burning man 2016, animated, art installation, burning man, disc-go-sphere, glowing, led light, metal, night, rings, sculpture, the man
el pulpo mecanico blowing fire - burning man 2016, burning man, el pulpo mecanico, fire, flames, metal, night, octopus art car, sculpture, steampunk octopus
fire breathing snakes - medusa madness - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, fire, flames, medusa madness, night, sculpture, snakes
el pulpo mecanico - burning man 2016, burning man, el pulpo mecanico, fire, flames, metal, night, octopus art car, sculpture, steampunk octopus
el pulpo mecanico - burning man 2016, burning man, el pulpo mecanico, fire, flames, metal, night, octopus art car, sculpture, steampunk octopus
fire snakes - medusa madness - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, fire, flames, medusa madness, night, sculpture, snakes
glowing snakes - medusa madness - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, glowing, led lights, medusa madness, night, sculpture, snakes
fire spitting snakes - medusa madness - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, fire, flames, medusa madness, night, sculpture, snakes
the black rock lighthouse service - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flames, light house, night
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flames, light house, night
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flames, light house, night
the temple at night - burning man 2016, burning man, glowing, night, temple
inside the temple - burning man 2016, burning man, inside, interior, night, temple
inside the temple - burning man 2016, burning man, inside, interior, mementos, night, sitting, temple
the temple at night - burning man 2016, burning man, glowing, night, temple
the temple at night - glowing bicycles - burning man 2016, bicycles, burning man, glowing, night, temple
people climbing the giant pyramid at night - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, catacomb of veils, climbing, glowing, night, pyramid, sculpture
helios - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, glowing, helios, night
helios - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, glowing, helios, night
uncle ira with crazy hat - burning man 2016, blue hat, burning man, center camp, costume, safety hat, sunglasses, uncle ira
giant gorilla sculpture - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, gorillas, sculpture, sitting
giant gorillas - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, gorillas, sculpture, sitting
giant da vinci's head half buried in the playa - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, da vinci head, giant head, sculpture
kids on da vinci's head - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, children, da vinci head, giant head, kids, little girls, sculpture
little girl on da vinci's nose - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, child, da vinci head, giant head, kid, little girl, purple hat, sculpture
little girl on da vinci's nose - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, child, da vinci head, giant head, kid, little girl, sculpture
giant octopus - octavius - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, ceramic, giant octopus, mosaic, octavius, sculpture, tentacles
playa fish - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, octavius, orange fish, sculpture
giant octopus - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, ceramic, giant octopus, mosaic, octavius, sculpture, tentacles
giant octopus - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, ceramic, giant octopus, head, mosaic, octavius, sculpture
desert orca - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, child, kid, little girl, orca project, orcas, sculpture
orcas swimming in the desert - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, orca project, orcas, sculpture
pod of desert orcas - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, orca project, orcas, sculpture
jar of ocean trash - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant jar, ocean trash, sculpture
home - burning man 2016, @earth #home, art installation, burning man, metal sculpture, steel
@ - burning man 2016, @earth #home, art installation, burning man, metal sculpture, steel, woman
EARTH - burning man 2016, @earth #home, art installation, burning man, metal sculpture, steel
HOME - burning man 2016, @earth #home, art installation, burning man, metal sculpture, steel
woman jumping - @ EARTH # HOME - burning man 2016, @earth #home, art installation, burning man, jump shot, metal sculpture, steel, woman
BLM officer swinging in frame - burning man 2016, art installation, blm, burning man, cop, giant frame, hanging, law enforcement officer, leo, police, swinging
giant frame - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant frame
woman with mirror goggles - burning man 2016, burning man, mirror googles, reflection, reflective googles, woman
giant metal jellyfish sculpture - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant jellyfish, jellyfish sculpture, unidentified art
giant jellyfish sculpture - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant jellyfish, jellyfish sculpture, unidentified art
monaco art ship - giant ravens - burning man 2016, art car, art installation, art ship monaco, burning man, giant bird, giant crow, giant raven, paanuts, sculpture, tall ship
birdwatcher - giant crow - burning man 2016, art installation, birdwatcher, burning man, camera, giant bird, giant crow, giant raven, hat, peanut, photographer, sculpture
don't feed wild life - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, feeding, giant bird, giant crow, giant raven, hat, peanut, sculpture, woman
awakening - burning man 2016, art installation, awakening, burning man, hands, head, skull
giant hand - awakening - burning man 2016, art installation, awakening, burning man, hand, shadow
giant pyramids - burning man 2016, art installation, bicycles, burning man, catacomb of veils, pyramids, sculpture
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, light house, night
stairs in the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, inside, interior, light house, night, stairs
suspension bridges between the towers of the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, light house, night, suspension bridges, walking bridges
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flame, glowing, light house, night
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flame, glowing, light house, night
playa at night - burning man 2016, burning man, crowd, glowing, night, playa
fire cannons on the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flames, light house, night
inside the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, bird sculpture, black rock lighthouse, burning man, inside, interior, light house, night
inside the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, inside, interior, light house, night, octopus low relief, octopus sculpture
inside the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, inside, interior, light house, night, tree low relief, tree sculpture
shark art car at night - burning man 2016, burning man, fish, glowing, night, shark art car
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, light house, night
the lighthouse - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, light house, night
dragon puppet - little girl - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, child, dragon, kid, little girl, puppet
dragon man - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, dragon head, puppet
leg paint - burning man 2016, body art, bodypaint, bodypainting, burning man, center camp, flower, painting, woman
uncle ira - rainbow colors costume - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, costume, goggles, hat, rainbow colors, uncle ira
icarus art car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man
rocket car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, rocket car
yellow beard - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, conical hat, goggles, straw hat, yellow beard
people jumping under the pulse portal - burning man 2016, arch, art installation, burning man, iridescent, pulse portal, sculpture
african american woman - burning man 2016, african hat, burning man, center camp, goggles, leather straps, straw hat, woman
sell your camp - burning man 2016, burning man, sign
順風耳 - shunfeng er - mazu procession - burning man 2016, burning man, chinese dragon art car, giant puppet, mazu camp, sculpture, shunfeng er, 順風耳
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
stereoscopic 3D immersive 360 degree video - burning man 2016, burning man, cameras
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
chinese drummer - mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
colorful japanese umbrellas - burning man 2016, asian conical hat, burning man, green, japanese umbrellas, red
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
procession of the mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
jia ling chang - drum leader - mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
chinese girl - mazu crew - burning man 2016, burning man, mazu camp
chinese drummer - mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
張芷華 - joanne - chinese dancer in the mazu procession - burning man 2016, burning man, mazu camp
張芷華 - chinese dancer - mazu marching band - burning man 2016, burning man, mazu camp
lobster tattoo - 鯉罐竿 - burning man 2016, burning man, lobster tattoo, mazu camp, woman
順風耳 - shunfeng er - giant puppet in the mazu procession - burning man 2016, art, burning man, giant puppet, mazu camp, shunfeng er, 順風耳
千里眼- qianli yan - giant puppet in the mazu procession - burning man 2016, art, burning man, giant puppet, mazu camp, qianli yan, 千里眼
mazu marching band - burning man 2016, brazilian drums, burning man, drummers, marching band, mazu camp, samba reggae
DPW wrecked pink car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, dpw, pink car, wreck
girls jumping on the playa - spread eagle - burning man 2016, burning man, jennifer, jump shot, spread eagle, women
pulse portal at dusk - burning man 2016, arch, art installation, burning man, iridescent, pulse portal, sculpture
pulse portal - burning man 2016, arch, art installation, burning man, iridescent, pulse portal, sculpture
sonic runway - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, glowing, led light, light rings, night, vanishing point
walter - giant VW bus - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, giant, glowing, minibus, night, project walter, riesenbus, volks wagen, vw bus, walter the bus
la victrola - giant gramophone - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant gramophone, la victrola, night
couple sitting under la victrola - giant gramophone - burning man 2016, art installation, burning man, giant gramophone, la victrola, night
vitruvian man with its gears - burning man 2016, burning man, night, the man, vitruvian man
skull art car - numbskull - burning man 2016, burning man, glowing, hat, night, numbskull, skull art car
skull art car - the numbskull - burning man 2016, burning man, glowing, hat, night, numbskull, skull art car
woman jumping with umbrella - burning man 2016, burning man, danielle, jump shot, red dress, umbrella, woman
couple - burning man 2016, burning man, couple, heart sunglasses, mirror sunglasses, woman
people jumping - burning man 2016, burning man, danielle, jump shot, men, umbrella, woman
burners jumping on the playa - burning man 2016, burning man, danielle, jump shot, men, umbrella, woman
mary-claude - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, face paint, face painting, hat, mary-claude, sitting, woman
mary-claude getting a face paint - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, face paint, face painting, hat, mary-claude, women
mary-claude - burning man 2016, burning man, center camp, face paint, face painting, hat, mary-claude, woman
rusty truck - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, rusted, truck, unidentified art
art bicycle - burning man 2016, art bike, bicycle, burning man, riding, unidentified art
crow sculpture - burning man 2016, art, black bird, burning man, crow, raven, sculpture
winged lion - burning man 2016, art, burning man, metal sculpture, night, winged lion
glowing palm trees art car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, crowd, glowing, night, palm trees, unidentified art
vitruvian man burns - burning man 2016, burning man, fire, fireworks, night, pyrotechnics, sparks, the man, vitruvian man
the man burns - vitruvian man - burning man 2016, burning man, fire, flame, night, the man, vitruvian man
the man ablaze - vitruvian man - burning man 2016, burning man, fire, flame, night, the man, vitruvian man
burning man 2016, burning man, fire, flame, night, the man, vitruvian man
vitruvian man collapse in fire - burning man 2016, burning man, fire, flame, night, the man, vitruvian man
the lost tea party - burning man 2016, burning man, caravan, lost tea party, night, teapots
art ship monaco - burning man 2016, art ship monaco, burning man, el pulpo mecanico, fire, flames, metal, night, octopus art car, sculpture, steampunk octopus, tall ship
maria del camino - tracked art car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, hydraulic, night
weedy sea dragon art car - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, glowing, gps camp, hypocampus, leafy sea dragon, night, seadragon, seahorse
glowing color-morphing LED light decoration on music art car - burning man 2016, burning man, night, unidentified art car
revelers dancing on the night of the burn - burning man 2016, burning man, dancing, night, unidentified art car, white lasers
dancing on the night of the burn - burning man 2016, art car, burning man, dancing, night, white lasers
red heard on stick glowing in the night - white lasers - burning man 2016, burning man, dancing, night, unidentified art car, white lasers
buddha hand with fire - burning man 2016, buddha hand, buddhism, burning man, circle, crowd, fire, flame, night, unidentified art car
giant gears in the man fire embers - burning man 2016, burning man, fire, flame, night, the man
the lighthouse burning - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flames, night
the lighthouse burning - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flame, night
the lighthouse burning - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flame, night
the lighthouse on fire collapses - burning man 2016, art installation, black rock lighthouse, burning man, fire, flame, night
giant gears - burning man 2016, burning man, embers, fire, gears, night
giant gears wreckage - burning man 2016, burning man, embers, fire, gears, night
jumping bunny girl - olivia - burning man 2016, bicycles, braided hair, braids, bunny ears, burning man, jump shot, woman
iman hosseini - persian prince - burning man 2016, beard, blue, burning man, chain, hat, mirror sunglasses, persian prince, round sunglasses
persian prince with clock hat - burning man 2016, beard, burning man, clock, hat, mirror sunglasses, persian prince
man sleeping at center camp cafe - burning man 2016, bench, burning man, center camp, pillows, sleeping
kayla - burning man 2016, burning man, metal cup, woman
the temple at dusk - burning man 2016, burning man, dusk, temple
the temple at dusk - burning man 2016, burning man, dusk, temple
the temple on fire - burning man 2016, burn, burning man, fire, flame, frame, night, temple
the temple ablaze - burning man 2016, burn, burning man, fire, flame, night, temple
the temple burning - burning man 2016, burn, burning man, fire, flame, night, temple
the temple burns - burning man 2016, burn, burning man, fire, flame, night, temple
burning temple collapses - burning man 2016, burn, burning man, fire, flame, night, temple
KLR 650 motorbike - burning man 2016, bags, bicycle, bike, burning man, dual-sport, kawasaki, klr 650, luggage, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, overloaded, panniers, tank bag, water jug