Burn­ing De­sire

Pho­tog­ra­pher NK Guy landed a ma­jor book deal by doc­u­ment­ing the art of Burn­ing Man

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In main­stream me­dia it’s mostly de­picted as a mad hip­pie fes­ti­val of nu­dity, crazi­ness and drugs. But Burn­ing Man, the tem­po­rary com­mu­nity that arises in the Black Rock desert in Ne­vada ev­ery Septem­ber, is also a dis­play of re­mark­able out­door art in­stal­la­tions. Just like the burn­ing man it­self, th­ese in­stal­la­tions ex­ist for the du­ra­tion of the event, and are burnt at the end. But they live on in the minds of those who ex­pe­ri­enced it, and now also in a beau­ti­fully de­signed Taschen book by NK Guy, who has doc­u­mented the art of Burn­ing Man as a per­sonal project since 1998.

NOVEM­BER 2015 _ PRO­FES­SIONAL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY _ 53

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