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 »
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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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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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 »
“When I recreate an animal, I want to recreate a feeling,” says Canadian artist Laurence Vallières. Her recycled cardboard sculptures express human emotion in animal form, exploring relationships, communication and political issues through innovative use of materials and with a hearty dose of humour. 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 »
According to an artist Márton Neményi: “My name is Márton Neményi, I’m a Hungary-based photojournalist who didn’t miss Europe’s Burning Man, the Sziget Festival, but according to my vision, this year the Hungarian party island needed a fine twist. Continue reading »
Winter Is Coming
The Arctic wolf is a sub-species of the grey wolf and lives in the Arctic regions of North America. (© Pedro Jarque Krebs/Smithsonian Photo Contest) Continue reading »
The Arlit uranium mine is located in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation, as well as the French nuclear weapons programme, are both dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine – more than 3,400 tonnes per year. (Photo by Benjamin Grant/Penguin Random House) Continue reading »
The Daily Overview is a project that celebrates our planet and aims to highlight human impact through stunning aerial shots of locations around the globe. Considering that its central focus is on Earth, you might be surprised to learn that the inspiration for this venture initially began in outer space. Founder Benjamin Grant began thinking about this idea when he found out about the “overview effect”, an experience shared by astronauts who have just seen Earth for the first time as a tiny, blue sphere surrounded by darkness.
Hạlong Bay, located in the Quảng Ninh Province of Vietnam, is a stunningly beautiful destination. Here, towering limestone pillars and tiny islands topped by a rich, green forest rise from the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and local legend suggests that this seascape was created when a great mountain dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out the valleys and crevasses in its path. Continue reading »
There is hardly any vehicle on earth with more rugged sex appeal than the classic VW camper-van. Putting aside Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal, the classic design that so many hippies once flocked to continues to attract a new generation of travellers who re-outfit the vans to serve as the perfect mobile space for life off-the-beaten path. Customization is one of the greatest joys of the van life. Continue reading »
“Fennec, prisonniers désert”. El fénnec es un animal sorprendentemente fácil de domesticar, que se habitúa fácilmente a vivir con humanos. No obstante, se le considera una especie rara y por ello es ilegal tenerlos como mascota en muchas zonas de su área de distribución. Photo location: Marruecos. (Photo and caption by José Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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