I can’t begin to express the epicosity (common Websters, let’s get that in the dictionary) of what I am about to show you.
Meet Eric Schwabel, wait, in fact don’t meet him just yet. Do you know what Burning Man is?
First of all, before you proceed any further, please familiarize yourself to the event that is, Burning Man.
Skip through it, just let it sink in.
The grounds this year.
But what is it?
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (also known as “the playa”) to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
Even considering going to Burning Man for the first time can be daunting. And while it’s true that Burning Man is not for the faint of heart, with some research, preparation, and planning, an experience — and opportunity — beyond your wildest dreams awaits you. In Black Rock City, you’re guaranteed not to be the weirdest kid in the classroom. And you’ll become a part of the growing community of Burners who are active year-round, around the world … ensuring that the fire of Burning Man culture never goes out.
Basically, it’s an event that is a physical adaptation of your strangest dream. It’s all things art, and everything that is unreal. It can’t be explained in words other than seeing it. It is also an area without monetary transactions, only in the form of gift giving (this alone, is mind boggling).
He created a one man portable studio to take through the desert.
“When acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa.”- Source: Visual News
Check out his work and journey in the video, it tells his whole story.