Dusty Tulips

“The Dusty Tulips”…is it just me or does it sound like a band name? Edit: these flowers are actually daffodils :-|

In case you wonder about the somewhat unusual aspect ratio of this image…I didn’t just crop it arbitrarily. I’m trying to mimic the look of what a medium format camera produces. Trying to figure out if it works with my kind of image compositions, as I’m currently thinking about leaving the 35 mm world and stepping up. I feel like I need a new impulse in photography. While in search of it, I found myself playing around with a few gadgets in the recent past, but I think to really get a good spark, I need a hardware that makes me re-discover things and maybe blows my mind a little with new possibilities it might offer.
So here we go, after faithfully sticking to my Canon 5D Mark II for five years, I’m now awaiting a Pentax 645z rental for the end of next week. I guess we will go for drinks, see if we have chemistry and take it from there. If that ride turns out interesting, I’ll write a little about it on here.

Anyway, didn’t mean to distract you from this impressive Burning Man artwork:

Dusty Tulips

The Toilet Bowl

Right next to some toilets someone decided to establish The Toilet Bowl. It’s never boring in Black Rock City.

The Toilet Bowl

Embrace

Back from the desert.
Let’s start my Burning Man 2014 photo postings with an image of the largest piece of art. Embrace was a hollow wooden sculpture with several stories and two staircases inside. Visitors were able to climb up the stairs, pass by giant hearts and eventually make it all the way into the heads to look out of its eyes.
On Friday morning shortly after sunrise burners came together to burn it down in a giant fire. It’s gone.

Because English is not my first language, I occasionally look up words in the dictionary to get a full understanding. I noticed how the meaning of the word ‘embrace’ can be stretched in different ways. I really liked how all the meanings describe what Burning Man is all about: hug, include, welcome, accept, surround, adopt

Embrace

Getting Ready for Bliss

Bliss Dance Elevated

Burning Man end of this month. I’m looking forward to all this out of this world craziness. Where all the things your brain has learned and memorized simply don’t apply.
How did I get to photograph Bliss Dance from such an elevated spot? I was circling it on a giant golden dragon. Duh! That was right before jumping off and getting lost in a dust storm. Which sucked, but on the other hand helped me to hide from a herd of unicorns that humped everyone who got in their way.

Let’s bike to the movies

A little post in between while I’m trying to finish works on my new website. I hope it’s ready to go live tonight or tomorrow.

Movie Theater