The Burning Man

“A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.”

Burning Man” is an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance that takes place annually in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, USA.

The Burning Man event is guided by ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.

This year the event starts now, August 28, and culminates with the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday night, September 3, 2016.

“Burning Man” Through the Lens of Trey Ratcliff

“Light has no meaning without your eyes. You give it meaning.” – Trey Ratcliff

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is known for his high dynamic range (HDR) photography and is credited for the first HDR image to be hung at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

His website, “Stuck in Customs”, includes a number of useful photography tips, excellent tutorials and reviews.

A constant presence at the “Burning Man” festival, Trey Ratcliff introduces us to a new world of mystery and magic.

All photos by Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs.

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

“If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen

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