The CARAVAN OF SOULS is a place where stories of humans, trials, tribulations, adventures, kindness, inspiration, great places, and travel live and breathe.
Burning Man takes place once a year in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada. The friendships and lessons last a lifetime.
Walking through the doors at Media Mecca in Black Rock City is always a real treat for me. Aside from that group of amazing people who are so helpful and supportive of this project and so many others, I’m always guaranteed to meet some truly fascinating and wonderful people.
I met Louis and his friend Bonito Leo while wandering around the good ole Playa around sunset. He certainly wasn’t hard to miss as you likely see in the photo.
It was another dusty morning in Black Rock City and our little tribe found ourselves wandering down a dusty road with no particular goal in mind. As with so many experiences at burning man, we stumbled upon a rather cool spot.
The serendipities and synchronicities at Burning Man continue to amaze, enlighten, and inspire me. I’ve been shooting portraits as gifts at Burning Man in search of stories for the Caravan of Souls for 3 years now. I'm still pondering what I learned from this great conversation.
Art installations at Burning Man range from paintings to massive structures on the Playa. Embrace was nothing short of epic. It was made of wood and metal, love and hope, art and engineering, with two torsos staring into one another’s eyes.
This was the Burning Man tradition. Nothing left behind. Today, Embrace burns.
Today started with breakfast at the Emergency Services Division Camp and an opportunity to catch up with Paul and some of the other “Burners” we’d met since arriving. Todays plan for me was to get out and meet as many people as I could and perhaps find some interesting stories to write about.
I have always been frustrated when I asked friends and acquaintances that had been to Burning Man to tell me what it was like. Typically, there is an uncomfortable pause followed by a blank stare and a few mumbled words forming partial sentences. The story was almost always the same, “I have no idea how to explain Burning Man. You’ll just have to go and experience it for yourself. It’s just amazing, and I can tell you this, it changed my life.”
From the incredible, massive art installations and roaming “mutant vehicles” and “art cars” to the collective and collaborative community of people hailing from all corners of the world, Black Rock City rises from a prehistoric, alkaline lakebed in Nevada to become a mind blowing, life changing, imaginative sea of possibilities known as Burning Man.