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Ladies and gentlemen, preparations for our yearly company picnic are well underway. We have reason to believe that the above map most accurately reflects precisely where your intrepid narrator will be located on the playa this year (the X, if you will).
So, one way or another, we should be right on 3:30 between the Esplanade and Athens. Look for a row of black and white flags, and if I get my affects in order, a sign that says THE BLIGHT. See you in the dust.
PS: If you have any ideas for a photoshoot, right now would be a great time to contact me.
It’s my birthday this weekend! I thought I’d share my planned itinerary of shenanigans, were you so inclined to join me.
Friday night: Hubba Hubba Revue at the Uptown in Oakland! I work two jobs that day, and intend to unwind with the Bay Area’s finest burlesque show at one of my favorite Oakland bars. It’s right next to BART, for you west-bay car-less folk.
Then, Saturday 8pm until late, my friends down the road at the Vulcan are throwing a May Day celebration and fundraiser for their theater! See a venue most unique at one of the Bay Area’s finest underground locales, with acts including the Vau de Vire Society, Totter Tod, Gooferman, and the Hobo Gobbelins.
Come by my place starting at 5pm for pre-show cocktails. (Contact me directly for details).
Finally, on Sunday, we will drag our hungover selves to Antiques by the Bay at Alameda’s Naval Base, to sift through old relics looking for gems (like the Settee of Contention). It is our noble intention to arrive before noon, mimosas in hand.
Feel free to email, call or text at any point to find out what’s going on. I hope to see you at one of these!
Dust storm, Thursday, Burning Man 2007
I depart within the next few hours for Burning Man 2009 — we’re taking a leisurely trip up and staying the night in Tahoe — but we arrive early tomorrow afternoon. I will be updating TheBlight.net / Twitter / Flickr with updates throughout the week, wifi and conditions permitting, so check back often and see photos as the week unfolds.
You may absolutely use my photos for your blog if you A) give credit as “nightshade, theblight.net” and B) link back here. If you wish to use them for anything else, please contact me. I will reply as soon as I an able.
See you in the dust.
Preliminary map, Fandango at Burning Man 2009
We received new information regarding our preliminary placement at this year’s Burn, and I’ve reflected that in the above map. We arrive this Saturday afternoon.
Note that this, like the one before, is still a “best-guess” and may not be accurate. The only thing we know for sure is that our address is listed as 3 o’clock and Adapt. Come find us and have a drink. And now, back to packing.
This is a best-guess on my part from the preliminary placement data they gave us.
The Burn this year is a go. I once again serve on the art documentation team, meaning I’m supposed to take photos of things. It’s a job I can handle. This year you may find me within the Fandango Village, and we are conveniently located at the 3 o’clock plaza (Adapt and 3:00).
UPDATE: This map is a best-guess on my part.
Coming up this month —
The San Francisco and the Los Angeles Edwardian Ball! I’m delighted to be the official photographer for this extravagant event, and am honored to share the bill with some of my favorite and most talented artists (including Jill Tracy, Paul Mercer, and Rasputina).
Friday is for you steampunk ninnies (and Rasputina!),
Saturday for the belle of the ball, the villainesse Jill Tracy,
and Sunday if you want the luxury of the red carpet and the ethereal soundscapes of the Ghosts Project.
You should go so that I might take your photo. It will be my job (though you’re still welcomed (and encouraged) to buy me a drink. Really.). And I can’t tell you which to use, but if you enter “belle” or “hubba” as a discount code, you’ll get $5 off your ticket price (I’m not special enough to have my own discount code).
And, in recent photo galleries, we have…
The last day of the 2008 Dickens Fair ~
Pictured is Andrea Zerilli of Oryx Incruentus (who, incidentally, will be playing at the Edwardian Ball) playing a harp in one of the shops — she claims she had no idea the chair had wings.
Next, from Sea of Dreams, we have my friends the Mutaytor:
I could have shot (considerably) more, since it was a great party (selling over 8,000 tickets, the rumor went), but due to budget concerns, I was not hired by Anon Salon (though they gave me free tickets) and so I instead elected to shoot only those folk who did ply me with free drinks (these things go far, people). Next year, however, I suspect I will elect for something markedly more quiet (though we’ll see if I keep -that- promise).
Finally, Danger Ranger (Michael Michael) and the Cacophony Society bring you the 20th Annual Post-Yule Pyre,
…wherein everyone coincidentally showed up with a dried-up dilapidated Christmas tree in tow… and then proceeded to place them in a large pile where they spontaneously combusted. Honest to God, officer.
Coming up on Friday the 19th of this month is Hubba Hubba Revue — Christmas Special. I shall be your photographer for the evening.
Then, on Saturday, December 20th, your favorite circus troupe Vau de Vire Society, joined by the buffoons of Fou Fou Ha! and the goofballs of Gooferman will entertain you with not one but two (2!) shows at the decadent Palace of Fine Art in San Francisco. The first show is family-friendly (shocking, I know) and the second a bit more like you’re used to (similar to Cirque du Soleil meets burlesque with a two-drink minimum). Get your tickets here: www.storytimefestival.org. I’m the official photographer for this event.
And, coming up in January is the inimitable and fabulous Edwardian Ball, about which I’m sure you’ve heard so much. Three days of yesteryear decadence are yours for the taking, and tickets are available here: www.edwardianball.com. I am most delighted to be the official photographer for this event as well (an honor, indeed).
Also upcoming is the Sea of Dreams New Years Eve bash by Anon Salon, at which they’ve asked be to be a photographer (but negotiations are yet underway). It’s very likely you’ll see me there, joining my friends The Mutaytor from Los Angeles.
This Saturday saw the second installation of the Crazy Hay Maze party in Half Moon Bay by Circus Metropolus and Anon Salon. The Nexus party the week at the same location a scant week earlier stole much of the thunder this this party, for people were fairly wrecked after the first (or so I’ve heard). I ran a photo studio tucked into one of the rooms in the maze; pictured above is Star St. Germain.
Last week at the DNA Lounge was a show with Bloodline, Claire Voyant, and Stripmall Architecture (sometimes Halou) and they played music. And it was good. All three of them. Fans of Halou are still raving about the show. Click image above or here for the gallery.
And now, for some upcoming events at which I’m shooting (or you could just check the calendar):
TONIGHT: GWAR at the SF Regency. I’ve been hired to shoot them. I find this hilarious. (Monster costumed thrash metal? Oh yeah). Going to have to watch out for the sprays of fake blood, however.
TOMORROW: Hubba Hubba Revue at the DNA Lounge.
SATURDAY: The Black Rock Art Foundation’s Artumnal Gathering at the Bentley Reserve; my photos will be on display, and I’m running a small on-location studio for portraits.
SUNDAY: Five and Diamond’s 1-year anniversary party at Supperclub San Francisco.
I’d first like to introduce you to my shared Google Calendar, which has events at which I’ll be shooting as I get booked (and it’s only about 1/2 a mirror of the DNA Lounge’s calendar). Let me know what you think, or if you have any improvements; it is, after all, an experiment.
Secondly, I’m shooting at the Black Rock Art’s Foundation Artumnal Gathering — I’m running a portrait booth. It’s at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco; get your tickets here. There will be a small gallery of my Burning Man photos on display as well (perhaps 10 pieces).
And speaking of photo booths, at the Crazy Hay Maze party coming up this Saturday (not to be confused with the fake one that took place this past Friday, hosted by Nexus) I will again be running a portrait station (studio-style) where portraits can be had for the low low introductory price and one-time deal of $5! Step right up, ladies and gentlemen.