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’s theme is “I, Robot”. The event starts on August 26, and culminates with the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday night, September 1, 2018 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

“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.

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

© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs© Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in CustomsBurning Man © Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs

Burning Man © 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

All photos © Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs.

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

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