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Burning Man 2015 — Carnival of Mirrors

Friday, September 18th, 2015

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Burning Man 2015
Mazu Goddess of the Empty Sea by The Department of Public Arts, New Xishi City, Taiwan

R-Evolution by Marco Cochrane, Burning Man 2015
R-Evolution by Marco Cochrane

Burning Man 2015
An incredible performance structure at 2 o’clock

Burning Man 2015
The Blight crew amongst Serpent Mother by the Flaming Lotus Girls

Burning Man 2015
Black Rock City from the air during a mild dust storm Wednesday morning

This was my 11th burn in a row, and 9th on staff for the Art Documentation Team for the Burning Man Organization. View the  whole gallery here.

First photos from Burning Man 2014 — Caravansary

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

My first batch of photos from Burning Man 2014 are online. See them here.
The Man — Burning Man 2014
The Man

The Temple of Grace — Burning Man 2014
The Temple of Grace

The Blight Tanker Bar — Burning Man 2014
The Blight Crew at the Tanker Bar

The full album is available here.

Burning Man 2013—Cargo Cult photos

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

View my Burning Man 2013—Cargo Cult photos here.

The Man Burns, Burning Man 2013
The Man burns Saturday night

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane at Burning Man 2013
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

The Charcade, Burning Man 2013
The Charcade from atop the Ardent Mobile Cloud Platform

Iscariot at Video Bleep, Burning Man 2013
Iscariot spins at Video Bleep—listen to his fabulous mixes on Soundcloud

The Temple of Whollyness, Burning Man 2013
The Temple of Whollyness

My Burning Man: a portrait. #notposed #postdontstop (credit: @msunsinkable)
Your Intrepid Narrator may work too hard.

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Death Guild Thunderdome Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Here are the photo booth photos —
Death Guild Thunderdome Fundraiser 2013

The Thirteenth Annual Edwardian Ball

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The 13th Annual Edwardian Ball

The Thirteenth Annual Edwardian Ball

The 13th Annual Edwardian Ball

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Burning Man 2012 photos

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Burning Man 2012, Fertility 2.0

The Man burned Saturday night

The first two batches from Burning Man 2012 Fertility 2.0 are online — go see them on Flickr and Facebook.

RoboGames 2012

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

I was brought in to cover the three days of RoboGames in San Mateo—see the photos on Flickr or Facebook.

RoboGames 2012

Electric Boogaloo (left) loses a plate of armor to Last Rites’s 72lb spinning blade.

RoboGames 2012

Dxter gets pushed around and set ablaze by Raging Scotsman’s flamethrower.

RoboGames 2012

RoboGames 2012

Photos from the Edwardian Ball 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Photos from both Friday’s World Fair and the Ball Proper on Saturday are finished and online! If you’d prefer to see them on Facebook, go here [Friday | Saturday]

Edwardian Ball 2011
Guests at Saturday’s ball proper

Dark Garden at the Edwardian Ball 2011
Dwoira in Dark Garden’s fashion show at Friday’s World Fair

Upcoming: Edwardian Ball

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Edwardian Ball poster

I will once again be your photographer for the Edwardian Ball! Get your tickets before they sell out.

On the ground in the dirt — Burning Man 2010

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The Man and Fire Conclave burn night

We arrived Saturday afternoon under iron gray skies. It had been an effortless jaunt from Sparks; we had taken a lazy lunch in the parking lot where the weather alternated between chilly in the shadow of the clouds and blazing hot when the sun poked through. We had heard the reports: that though last week had hit 115°, this weekend promised rain, and the forbidding horizon did not dispel that fear. But we were not worried: we’re varsity. We’ve done this before.

Replicating the success of last year, we — my old friend and stalwart companion, Evan — packed little past essentials and stayed the night in a hotel in Sparks. Too tired (unmotivated?) to move our gear inside, plan “Let’s Leave it and Hope For the Best” was successful, and our pickup truck of dusty gear was unmolested in the morning. Refilling our ice chests from the free hotel ice machine, we headed to our usual supermarket to load up on water and last minute essentials (beer we had in spades; Irish cream, cup-o-noodles, eggs, cheese, crackers, some vegetables, more ice were procured) and we were off.

The Temple of Flux; us photographers all discussed how we didn’t really know how to capture it.