September 17, 2003
A nice shot looking down Los Osos Valley from Bishop's Peak.
Very cool and yet simple artcar.
Ian's friend Lisa
Kick ass costume!
A long exposure shot of turtle at her wedding to the man.
September 09, 2003
Jean and the Man
Jean on her kick ass new bike in front of the Man.
On monday these folks rolled down our street with a big-ass flatbed trailer truck loaded to the gills. One guy was standing on top of it screaming:
This is Black Rock City's first rollercoaster. Come see this rollercoaster in action at so-and-so and Esplanade tonight!
I'm thinking: "Rollercoaster? Yeah, right! Tonight? Dream on!" That night we go for a walk and lo-and-behold, there is the rollercoaster, giving people rides. Its basically a free fall with lots of spinning on your own axis. And they have some really georgeous female burner operating the flamethrower that further disoriented the riders.
What is next in black rock city???
Thos are granite slabs
that are suspended from those heavy steel beams. You can climb up on them and make them wobble back and forth. If one were to fall, you'd be squished like a little bug. Just plain amazing! This installation was always surrounded by people -- day and night!
Ready for bike ride
My favorite event at BM is me riding my mayhem bike on the open playa during the wee hours of saturday morning. Here is me, just prior to departure.
September 06, 2003
Jean in Paris
When it was ass cold. But damn, look at those eyes!
Tower of Enlightenment
Bryan Finch's tower of enlightenment -- too bad I did get to see it burn...
September 05, 2003
Eyes with silver ball
Nice little statue near the Temple, and oh so photographically inclined.
Some random, but cool statue on the playa. With nice dust background.
Burning Man in LEDs
This is the same project that did the LED Mona Lisa, but this time it showed an image of the man.
This is one of the arms from the giant chandalier on the deep playa.
September 04, 2003
This is my Mayhem Bike on the playa. 5 eight fool EL wrapped fiberglass poles bounce around as I drive and swerve on the playa. In the trailer is a wireframe frog with EL wire trim and a glassball with more EL inside his belly. Xmas lights wrap around the bike and its got a loud horn and an old school bike siren. It's quite fun to ride around the playa at night.
Temple of Honor
David Best built the Temple of Honor out of cardboard tubes, which looked really cool
, but burnt in just a couple of minutes. The temples built from wood were more impressive and burned better. But there was something about this temple that made it quite magical -- as usual.
Small Fire Tornado
This was the small fire tornado near 7:00 on the esplanade -- this one is propane powered...
From the the creators of the breaching whale from last year, we have blinking and animated eyes hovering above the playa.
September 03, 2003
A jungle gym welded from stainless steel in the middle of the desert. Fun to look at, fun to play on and quite artistic to boot!
This art installation along the Esplanade was simply amazing. If you looked straight on you saw nothing but a tall column of LED lights that were slightly flickering. Boring.
But, if you quickly scanned it by moving your eyes side to side an image of Mona Lisa would appear. Startling and amazing if you aren't expecting it! This photo was taken using a long exposure shot and quickly swiping the camera across the tower of LED ligths.
Other things this display featured cool patterns, the man and an amanita muscaria mushroom. Simply amazing.
This statue was in someone's front yard on Dogma.
Camp Fandango from 1000 feet above
Nice clean shot of Fandango on Wednesday morning.
September 02, 2003
Here I am desperately trying to get network connectivity on the playa.