Burning Man means something different to every individual who decides to participate in this city, this world. This was my first year at Burning Man, though I had seen picture upon picture from at least the last eight years. Of course, pictures can never do justice to most any beautiful place, but it seemed to me that pictures do the least justice to Burning Man. There seemed no way to capture the multitude of movements, events, thoughts and feelings happening at any given moment in a two-dimensional format.
So I was both moved and surprised as I began to see some of the art my friend, photographer Bhaskar Banerji, came up with from this year’s burn. He was able to break free from two-dimensionality and into something that feels a bit closer to being there – chaos and clarity at the same time.
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did, and that if you haven’t been, that you will have a better sense of the essence of Black Rock City.
[Editor’s note: All photos are copyrighted. Please contact the photographer if you would like to purchase one.]