30 Photos of Burning Man 2013 as Shot By Arizona Artists
Visionary arts and counterculture event Burning Man is akin to a feast for the senses writ large. Very large. Or at least that's how some of the Valley creatives who frequently attend the epic weeklong festival each year out in Nevada's desert hinterlands describe the experience.
Courtesy of Tripod Fireworks explode around the Burning Man effigy during the final night of Burning Man 2013. See more photos of the event that were taken by Arizona artists.
It's a seven-day communal hurly-burly of sights and sounds that overflows with an often-surreal surfeit of art, music, and fantastical elements that's attended by more than 50,000 people. Given the unique nature of the event and the unforgettable collection of artwork both bizarre and beautiful that it features, a camera is as much of a necessity as water or camping gear.
Many Burning Man die-hards (a.k.a. "Burners") from around the Valley and throughout Arizona did so when they attended this year's event, which took place over Labor Day weekend, and have allowed us to use some of their many photographs. And believe us, they took a lot of shots.
Courtesy of Tripod Church Trap by Rebekah Waites.
Photographer Kevin Price (a.k.a. Tripod), who lives in Sierra Vista and has traveled to Burning Man nine different times since 2001, estimates he brought home 100 gigs of photos and videos.
He describes his experience at the 2013 version of the event to have been "awe inspiring," especially when it comes to the sheer scope of the creative efforts on display.
Courtesy of Tripod Tripod's photograph of the ceiling of the Zonotopia and the Quasicrystalline Conjunction structures at Burning Man.
Each year, the virtual community that is formed by attendees out on the desert playa, which is dubbed Black Rock City, features works created by artists from around the world that run the gamut from large-scale installation pieces to colossal and unique structures.
Courtesy of Ian Liljeblad BELIEVE by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg.