Photographs of southwestern USA

These are a few photographs I took in southwestern USA in 2008. Rachel and I would drive around looking for cool stuff. I wanted to make a book about the desert. We both had an affinity with the desert. I used a Hasselblad 200 series camera and Ilford b&w film.

Near Hanksville, Utah.

Near Hanksville, Utah.

Rachel and our 1975 Pacer in Wisconsin.

Rachel and our ’75 Pacer.

Sun-drenched landscape near Cody, Wyoming.

Sun-drenched landscape near Cody, Wyoming.

Bodie, California.

Bodie, California.

Near Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Near Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Near Indio, California.

Near Indio, California.

Near Shadow Mountain, Nevada.

Near Shadow Mountain, Nevada.

Apple Valley, California.

Apple Valley, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Ryolite, Nevada.

Ryolite, Nevada.

Salton Sea, California.

Salton Sea, California.

Near Hesperia, California.

Near Twentynine Palms, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Near Amboy, California.

Death Valley, California.

Death Valley, California.

Devil's Peak, Wyoming.

Devil’s Monument, Wyoming.

Mojave Desert, California.

Mojave Desert, California.

Near Buffalo Gap, South Dakota.

Near Buffalo Gap, South Dakota.

Near Rapid City, South Dakota.

Near Rapid City, South Dakota.

Joshua Tree, California.

Joshua Tree, California.

Bodie, California.

Bodie, California.

Near Elko, Nevada.

Near Elko, Nevada.

Bodie, California.

Bodie, California.

Burning Man 2012

These are some of the photos I took at Burning Man 2012. My wife Rachel and I went. It was definitely a memorable experience. I think everyone with an open mind should go check this event out. It’s one of the more unusual things you can do in this day and age. I shot all of the photos on an Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm f2.8 camera because the dust was intense and I didn’t want to ruin my 5D.

Sun setting behind Burning Man.

Sun setting behind Burning Man.

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An art bike.

One my favorite art cars.

One my favorite art cars.

Art on the playa at dusk.

Art on the playa at dusk.

Art cars on the playa.

Art cars on the playa. 

Burning Man 2012's theme was fertility. This art car belonged to 'Ballmart'.

Burning Man 2012’s theme was fertility. This art car belonged to ‘Ballmart’.

Art car.

Art car.

Art car.

Art car.

Liberty or Death - Don't Tread on Me. I learned later that there used to be a shooting range at Burning Man years ago where you could shoot targets from a moving car with an AK47.

Liberty or Death – Don’t Tread on Me. I learned later that there used to be a shooting range at Burning Man years ago where you could shoot targets from a moving car with an AK47.

Art car.

Art car.

Rachel in front of a cool art car.

Rachel in front of a dragon art car. 

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Art car.

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Lovers on the playa.

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Art car.

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Art car at night.

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Art car party in a dust storm.

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One of the original art cars.

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Art car at night.

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Giant sperm art car.

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Rachel and I.

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Art installation.

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Art car.

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Art installation.

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Joyism art car.

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Bikers traveling across the playa.

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Art car.

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Giant pool table with bowling balls.

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There are thousands of bikes at Burning Man. It’s the best way to get around.

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Art car and full moon.

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The Temple.

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Art car at night.

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Art car.

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The Temple at late dusk.

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Sunken ship art installation in a dust storm.

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Incredible fire-breathing art car.

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Fire-breathing art car.

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Modified bike.

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Art car.

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This is me directly after crawling out of our tent after an intense all-night dust storm. I slept about 1 hour and woke covered with an inch of dust. Rachel slept in our car.

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Art car.

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Art installation burning.

The Temple at dusk.

The Temple at dusk.