Burning Man is a festival of radical free expression and a culturally charged, musically infused, sculptural, spiritual, artistic, sexually enhanced, mind bending "Woodstock" type of event where all are welcome and everyone is encouraged to participate. Spectating is not allowed. Participating is. It is held every year in late August/early September 200 miles north of Reno Nevada in a temporary "city" where 65,000 people congregate on seven square miles of a dry alkali lake bed...quite literally in the middle of nowhere...to "get their freak on". There are "camps" of many kinds that offer every type of activity you can imagine. You must bring everything you will need for eight days as there is nothing for sale or purchase at Burning Man. You must be self sufficient in all aspects. You are encouraged to "gift" things to other people...small items of personal meaning to you. I brought along a book of some eighty photographic prints I'd made of some of my best work and gifted prints to those whom I thought would appreciate one. If you have never heard of Burning Man I urge you to Google it. I had a blast at the event and it's on my calendar now every year. I brought a lot of gear with me but all these images were shot using only my Canon 5D Mark III and my 24-105 f/4.0 L lens. You can click on any image to enlarge it to full screen.
© Steve Tambosso - "The Wandering Fireman"