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Burning Man Photo Galleries 2012

Stolen from the Baltimore Sun

So tonight I decided to surf around on the web a bit and pull together a bunch of galleries from this year’s burn, enjoy:

First up Patrick Roddie,(150+) he shoots primarily faces and body parts and does a wonderful job, the link is to his set of galleries from each year and btw, in the 2012 gallery 12_57 is one the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.    http://webbery.com/galleries/burningman/index.html

Rolling Stone magazine’s Burning Man photo gallery (11), on the cover Loadie Camp’s Shark Car  http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/more-photos-from-burning-man-2012-20120911/the-shark-car-0699596

11 photos by Eric Brown, the first pic is really special flaming Octopus car  http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/379903/20120902/burning-man-2012-pictures-photos-nevada.htm#page0

From Yahoo News starting with full flaming Burn Wall Street, some good photos (50) here but some repeats from other galleries  http://news.yahoo.com/photos/burning-man-festival-2012-slideshow/

Photos by Neil Girling (7)  http://laughingsquid.com/photos-of-burning-man-2012-fertility-2-0-by-the-blights-neil-girling/

Huffington Posts’ annual shameless grab for free content (210) photos  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/04/burning-man-photos_n_1853436.html

2012 BMORG Gallery  (a lot) http://galleries.burningman.com/browse?b=true&text=&year=2012&category=&mediatype=photo

6 great photos  http://www.stuckincustoms.com/category/travel/nevada/burning-man/

A set of really good photos (108) by someone named Christopher http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmichel67/sets/72157631376410550/with/7919047112/

Galleries from Tumblr with the Burning Man 2012 tag  http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/burning-man-2012

About 20 but some unique and really good shots  http://fuckyeahburningman.tumblr.com/

All Pinterest images with a Burning Man 2012 tag  http://pinterest.com/search/?q=burning+man+2012

Great photo blog from the SF Chronicle, huge gallery and these aren’t professional photos but a really great perspective  http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2012/09/04/burning-man-2012/#7170101-70

30 great instagram pics a little warning site is pretty slow  http://pulse.sfstation.com/2012/09/04/thirty-awesome-burning-man-instagram-photos/

David LeClair’s fairly comprehensive set of installation shots  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100659820541159.2601994.1804170&type=3

And finally the largest damn gallery I’ve ever seen from one person (1000) Dustin Kerschtein  https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151200998012139.496010.577187138&type=1

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30 Days of Burning Man, Day 30 Have a great burn!

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

For Day 30, a simple wish that everyone has a safe and fabulous burn and all 30 links from the last 30 days, ~ ZD Blue

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/30-days-of-burning-man-day-1-the-basics/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/30-days-of-burning-man-day-2-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/30-days-of-burning-man-day-3-virgin-guide-part-1/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/30-days-of-burning-man-virgin-guide-part-2/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/30-days-of-burning-man-day-5-virgin-guide-part-iii/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/30-days-of-burning-man-day-6-playa-magic/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/30-days-of-burning-man-day-7-photographs/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/30-days-of-burning-man-day-8-the-10-principles/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/30-days-of-burning-man-day-9-costumes/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/30-days-of-burning-man-day-10-art/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/30-days-of-burning-man-day-11-the-heart-of-burning-man/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/30-days-of-burning-man-day-12-should-i-bring-my-children/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/30-days-of-burning-man-day-13-supporting-playa-art-projects/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/30-days-of-burning-man-day-14-photographs-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/30-days-of-burning-man-day-15-photography-guide/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/30-days-of-burning-man-day-16-photography-guide-part-2/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/30-days-of-burning-man-day-17-links-links-and-more-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/30-days-of-burning-man-day-18-burning-man-in-the-news/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/30-days-of-burning-man-day-19-get-involved/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/30-days-day-1/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/30-days-of-burning-man-day-20-theme-camps/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/30-days-of-burning-man-day-21-the-faces-of-burning-man/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/30-days-of-burning-man-day-22-fire/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/30-days-of-burning-man-day-23-the-art/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/30-days-of-burning-man-day-24-sex-on-the-playa/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/30-days-of-burning-man-day-25-dont-go/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/30-days-of-burning-man-day-26-live-on-the-playa/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/30-days-of-burning-man-day-27-three-questions/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/30-days-of-burning-man-day-28-photos-photos-more-photos/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/30-days-of-burning-man-day-29-the-thank-yous/

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 29, The Thank Yous!

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

Tonight a simple post of a simple reminder and that is to give thanks to the people who make Burning Man happen.  I’m sure I’ll forget some people I shouldn’t so feel free to remind me in the comments section.  First, to the ORG, that’s right Burning Man LLC the organization that puts it all together, gets the permits, coordinates and organizes everything including suing local government when necessary.

To the men and women of the DPW, the people who build the infrastructure and stay after the burns are all done and make our presences as if it was never there, to make sure we keep our permits and can return to the desert next year.  When the DPW does their annual parade donate freely and heavily.

To all the artists and volunteers, the perimeter crew, ice camp, center camp a massive thank you to the people who work Exodus!!!  To all of you who create camps, activities and the insanity we revel in thank you.  To the makers of art cars and the department of mutant vehicles who make sure it all works out.

To the rangers who help out and the medical tent volunteers who save us and even the cops who occasionally actually protect us, the fire volunteers who keep the city safe, thank you.  To the builders of the man and the pyrotechnic maniacs who blow it up thank you.

Finally my biggest thank you to the builders of the Temple, the Temple Guardians and most of all to all of you who share your dreams, your pain and your wishes.

A thank you to anyone I’ve missed who participates and for all of you about to start driving, see you in the dust ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 28 photos, photos & more photos

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

The last pure photo day of the 30 days of Burning Man, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 27, Three questions

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

It’s getting close to leaving time now for those who are dust bound this year, so for tonight’s post I asked a few “old timers”  and even one person who has only done regional burns.  I asked them the following questions:

One piece of advice

One reason to go

One reason to stay home

From a friend I camped with at 4th and J:

mmmm…. 1. free your mind and your ass will follow. 2. being in a momentary city of 65,000 or so people who are all intentionally shaping reality will blow yer fucken mind. 3. because you are an utter chickenshit idiot.

From a friend who literally hypnotized me:

1. One piece of advice: Regionals 2: Reason to go: Acceptance by other Burners 3: Reason not to go: Your true friends will accept you anyway, even if they happen to be Burners.

From an old dog

1. pay attention to the direction of the sun.  2.  It’s a place to be more relaxed than any other place you’ll ever be.  3.  If you’re in a relationship with problems don’t go, the playa is a magnifier.

Veteran Burners, feel free to chime in with your own answers.  ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 26, Live on the Playa

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

The day the gate opens approaches and some of you who have decided not to go may be lamenting your decision.  Some of you will never go but are curious as hell as to what it’s really like on the Playa, and some unfortunately will have sudden changes in your life that will prevent you from going.  So tonight some links to help you experience what the Playa is like even if you can’t be there.

Radio BMIR/Shouting Fire – live radio from the Playa assuming all goes well
http://bmir.org/

Live Playa webcast from the BMORG
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/playa_webcast.html

An additional link to the same site
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/burningman-live

 If anyone knows of any other live broadcasts this year please post in the comments, thanks ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 25, Don’t Go!!!

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

So I’ve spent 24 days telling you about Burning Man, all of the things I love about it and why you should go, but maybe you shouldn’t.  So tonight all the reasons real and imaginary why you shouldn’t go.  Let’s start with the experience a colleague had with Burning Man.  He had wanted to go for a long time, he’d heard and read about it and thought it would be great.  He did the 4 hour drive out to the Playa, sat in the entry line in the dust and the wind, and the longer he sat there the less excited he got, finally he did a U-turn and went home.  It was just too dusty he told me.

But there are plenty of reasons not to go, first of all it’s expensive, I tell newbies expect to drop a grand on your first venture to the Playa all-inclusive.  Second, if you’re not someone who easily handles being out of their comfort zone, this is NOT a good place for you.  Don’t like camping, dust, heat, cold, or nudity, really not going to like Black Rock City.  Need to be on your cellphone all day, can’t go three hours without texting, nope.   Need a week where you want to just get loaded everyday and sit around and watch other people do Burning Man, please stay home, we won’t miss you.

There are more than a few opinions about this topic on the web, some are serious, some snarky and some are just plain fucking nuts, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

1. It’s just sham cover for sex and drugs  http://www.jewishworldreview.com/weekly/standard092499.asp

2. Why Burning Man isn’t worth it from Cracked  http://www.cracked.com/blog/bad-acid-weird-boobs-why-burning-man-isnt-worth-it/

3. It’s an Occult revival meeting and you’ll burn in hell for going  http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/burning_man_festivals.htm

4.  A take from the disgruntled  http://www.jwz.org/gruntle/burningman.html

5.  Burning Man was terrible  http://bm.tribe.net/thread/391c8bd8-fbbb-48b5-847a-afa1a0218c7d

6.  This guy, did NOT have a good time on the Playa  http://blog.hisnameistimmy.com/burning-man-our-review/12 

7. Ten things to hate about Burning Man  http://www.newsreview.com/reno/10-things-i-hate-about-burning-man/content?oid=481375

8.  The dark-side of Burning Man  http://funologist.org/2012/02/17/the-dark-side-of-burning-man/