In order to truly understand Burning Man, the annual summer event held in the middle of the Nevada desert, you probably just have to go. The nine-day gathering of more than 70,000 people includes wild costumes, art installations, spontaneous musical performances, and lots of partying. Continue reading »
These Photos Were Taken At Burning Man Festivals On Three Different Continents Show How Different They Are
Everyone knows the worldwide famous festival of art – Burning Man. But did you know that regional Burn festivals elsewhere in the world can offer you more than the biggest one in Nevada? They all observe the ten principles and the largest ones are supervised by the Burning Man Organisation itself. Continue reading »
Burning Man 2018 takes place August 26 – September 3, 2018 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community. Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience. Continue reading »
Packing for Burning Man is no small feat, and with several dozen must-haves and several hundred want-to-haves, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything to bring with you to Black Rock City. Continue reading »
70,000 people gather for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Burning Man Festival is one of the world’s biggest and most popular festivals. Since 1986, revelers from far and wide have trekked to the temporarily constructed Black Rock City, located in Black Rock Desert, for a week of art, music, dancing, and ‘radical’ self-expression. Continue reading »
Chaos is the norm at Wasteland, the “world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival” that turns the Mojave Desert into a glorious vision of hell on earth. For four days each September, thousands of survivors maraud a patch of dirt and sand east of Bakersfield, California, in wild jalopies and wage epic bungee-battles in a two-story Thunderdome. Continue reading »
Photographer Victor Habchy has attended the increasingly popular annual Burning Man gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the past few years, and every year he leaves with surreal photos of dreamlike scenes thanks to dust storms, unusual artworks, and Habchy’s talented eye. Continue reading »
Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 6, 2015. Sunday marks the last day of the sold-out festival that gathered approximately 70,000 people from all over the world. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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A Mutant Vehicle made up like a polar bear drives through the dust during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters) Continue reading »
Participants gather at the art installation “Totem of Confessions” during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. Approximately 70,000 people from all over the world are gathering at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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The procession is seen before the Man burns during the Burning Man 2014 “Caravansary” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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For the Bedouin Arab shepherds tending their flocks in Israel’s Negev desert last week, it was almost as if aliens had landed from outer space.
A man looks at a wooden sculpture that was set on fire during Israel’s first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker, June 7, 2014. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. (Photo: AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Sam Ray visits the “Baby Head” art piece at Burning Man in Gerlach, Nevada. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal) Continue reading »
The 25th Burning Man Festival came to an end Monday. Nearly 50,000 people gathered in Nevada’s Black Rock, where they lived, partied and celebrated “community, artwork, absurdity, decommodification and revelry” for a week.
The theme for this year’s Burning Man was “Rites of Passage.” The event which used to be free now cost $360, with tickets going for as high as $1000 on Stub Hub.
A group of women pose at Burning Man in 1999. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
Accroding to Jecinci: “Hi, I’m Jecinci, a 36 years old architect & 3D Artist from Romania with a passion for colorizing black & white photos. For me, colorizing black & white photographs is a hobby that opens a vibrant and dynamic window into the past, through which memories become a vivid reality. Continue reading »
Born in London of Scottish descent, Adrian Chesterman, British painter and illustrator, was educated at the William Harvey School in Kent. It was here that he first discovered his burning passion for the visual arts. Continue reading »
Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, 74, has created a monumental replica of the Greek Parthenon from 100,000 copies of banned books. According to the artist, it symbolizes the resistance to political repression. Continue reading »
It has been five years since reactor four went in to meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant, triggered by a huge tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan. The nuclear disaster led to the imposition of a 20 mile evacuation zone, similar to that seen in Chernobyl, more than 25 years earlier. Many of the towns that lay within it, have remained almost untouched since. Determined to see the evidence for himself, photographer Keow Wee Loong ignored the need for special permit and crept in to the exclusion zone overnight. Continue reading »
We all have different ways of getting over a relationship. A mother from Iowa came up with a very unique way to get back at her ex-husband and let go of the past. Continue reading »
“In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day – on a good day – for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for smelting). Some 5,000 tons of waste is created each day in the Port-au-Prince area.
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Beekeeper She Ping broke a world record by covering himself with over 300,000 bees Wednesday in Chongqing, China. The previous record was held by another Chinese beekeeper from Jiangxi province named Ruan Liangming, who covered himself with 59 pounds (26.8 kilograms) of bees in 2008. She Ping broke the record with 73 pounds (33.1 kilograms), approximately 331,000 bees.
An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She’s face as he assists covering She’s body with bees. (REUTERS/China Daily) Continue reading »
Jon McNaughton, an artist known for painting provocative images within politics, has released his latest controversial painting of President Barack Obama holding a burning Constitution, in a photo that has gone viral on the Internet.
The newest painting, “One Nation Under Socialism,” shows a smug Obama holding a copy of the Constitution in his hands while it burns. According to McNaughton, Obama’s hands represent “his recognition of what is happening [to the Constitution] as it goes up” [in flames].
According to McNaughton, he chose the title to convey his opinion about the growing trend of socialism in the U.S.
“When the people are willing to sacrifice the next generation for their current lifestyles and allow the federal government to have all the power for an illusory mess of pottage-you have chosen One Nation Under Socialism,” he wrote.
McNaughton said socialism has never worked in the past, also providing a link to an article from The Free Man Online, as to why socialism failed.
“In the history of the world, never has there been a recorded example where Socialism has led to the betterment of the human condition or improved the liberty of the people,” he said.
However, McNaughton said there are other components to this painting though he is not ready to spill all just yet. McNaughton told CBS that this painting “has brought out more feelings among those on both the right and left than my other previous political paintings.”
Jon McNaughton has painted other provocative, and controversial for some, paintings in the past, including one of President Obama stepping on the Constitution.
Branson first became aware that some of the islands in the British Virgin Islands were for sale in 1979. In 1978 he went to the British Virgin Islands for a holiday in order to investigate the prospective real estate. On first observing the islands, he envisioned using them to put up rock stars for his record label. Upon arrival, they were given a luxury villa and travelled around islands for sale by helicopter. Continue reading »
New York City photographer Jim Lind decided that he wanted to include the family cats in everything he and his wife did, so he created the wonderfully surreal photo series “Family Vacation”. Continue reading »
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