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avartco 267w ago
Bear! / The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA, 9/1/2012

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avartco 101w ago
"Lord I'm standin' at the crossroad, babe." -Robert Johnson
avartco 108w ago
Sunrise

The one & only solar event I chose to photograph at the Burn.
8/16/2015 - The Playa, Black Rock City, NV
avartco 108w ago
Temple Ceramony

A gathering to commemorate the finishing of the Temple. Also a ceramony of healing, at the center of this circle, for a cancer survivor.

8/30/2015 - Temple of Promise, Black Rock City, NV
avartco 108w ago
Playa repairs

Here I'm shooting a friend weld back on broken pieces from the camps fire tree, which operated at night. Night time fires proved to be both beautiful & functional, as the temperatures were often pretty chilly.

8/30/2015 - Dreamers Guild camp, Black Rock City, NV
avartco 108w ago
Sticks & Stones

The beginnings of the Temple Build Site (in this case, shade structures). 8/15/2015 - Temple Build Site, Black Rock City, NV
avartco 108w ago
Infinite
A surrealistic interpretation of this years Burning Man Temple (Temple of Promise), based on a shot of her taken while under construction.

8/22/2015 - Temple Build Site, Black Rock City, NV
avartco 108w ago
Game of Thrones
8/16/2015 - Black Rock City, NV
While setting up camp, came across this old dusty chair, so perfectly contrasted against the stark desert features. The first "art installation" I saw out there, and one of the more memorable.
avartco 108w ago
from dust, to dust
9/8/2015 - Black Rock City, NV
I'm cutting ahead to the very last shot from the Burn, the last sunset, after a long day of breaking down camp, packing gear, and LNT cleanup.
Many have seen all the glittering magic which happens during the Burn, but I've been honestly more excited to share the beauty of the stillness this place holds when people have returned the space to nature.
avartco 108w ago
8/16/2015 - Black Rock City, NV
Aloha IG friends, hope this finds you all well & on many exciting photographic adventures.
After a little break, (which I like to take from time to time so as to refresh mind & perspective) I'll be posting some shots from a recent month long adventure in the desert.
Got to work with the super rad crew which designed & built this years Burning Man Temple, which led to some really special perspectives, experiences, and friendships. Hard work, under sometimes very challenging circumstances, but incredibly rewarding.
So, here's the first... a shot of the Playa, well before the Burners arrived for the events festivities.
Cheers for now, I'm looking forward to getting caught up with all your work.
AV
avartco 127w ago
"And tempests to awake and perish in the folds of our robes and in her heavy hair." -Rosa Alchemica
avartco 131w ago
"I was sent from the Power...
I am the honored and the scorned,
I am the harlot and the holy one.
I am the incomprehensible silence and the much-remembered thought." Excerpted from Thunder: Perfect Mind, found within The Nag Hammadi library texts
avartco 132w ago
The light fell
Like rain
Into gold
Into earth
avartco 133w ago
"Wine is sunlight, held together by water." Galileo
avartco 133w ago
Ēōs. Sister to her brother, the sun, and her sister, the moon. Rising each day from her home at the edge of the ocean. A Titaness, and the goddess of the dawn.
avartco 133w ago
"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." -George Carlin
avartco 134w ago
"Raise your quality standards as high as you can live with, avoid wasting your time on routine problems, and always try to work as closely as possible at the boundary of your abilities. Do this, because it is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward." -Edsger W. Dijkstra
avartco 135w ago
"I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least." -Walt Whitman