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Street Studio at Burning Man
November 24, 2006 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Clay Enos does his thing at Burning Man....Burning Man is an event that is always going to attract interesting individuals. What better place to set up a "street studio". (some images NSFW)
posted by HuronBob (37 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The light there's perfect for this. Julian Supersnail used to do similar shots, though typically with a much wider-angle lens. I enjoy Burning Man fashion when it involves actual clothes.

(Cue all the typical Burning Man thread comments, like "Crap, another Burning Man thread?" and "I've never been, but after seeing these shots I have no desire to go," etc.)
posted by lisa g at 2:52 PM on November 24, 2006


The light there's perfect for this. Julian Supersnail used to do similar shots, though typically with a much wider-angle lens. I enjoy Burning Man fashion when it involves actual clothes.

(Cue all the typical Burning Man thread comments, like "Crap, another Burning Man thread?" and "I've never been, but after seeing these shots I have no desire to go," etc.)
posted by lisa g at 2:52 PM on November 24, 2006


Nice photography, interesting subjects. Great find, HuronBob!
posted by arcticwoman at 2:55 PM on November 24, 2006


(sorry for the double)
posted by lisa g at 2:55 PM on November 24, 2006


Crap, another Burning Man thread?

I've never been, but after seeing these shots I have no desire to go.
posted by The Deej at 3:00 PM on November 24, 2006 [2 favorites]


I do love me some alien cowboy strippers. Nice pictures.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:00 PM on November 24, 2006


Really cool portraits -- thanks!
posted by NewBornHippy at 3:10 PM on November 24, 2006


What not to not wear.
posted by found missing at 3:28 PM on November 24, 2006


Holy Crap, another Burning Man thread!!

I've never been, and after seeing these shots I still have desire to go.
posted by Kickstart70 at 3:29 PM on November 24, 2006


Ugh. Seeing those playa-dust-covered feet makes me think of bleeding and cracking all over again.

I remember a few of those folks...
posted by mykescipark at 3:46 PM on November 24, 2006


So, Burning Man is pretty much like the Rocky Mountain Testicle Festival, but instead of naked wasted old Harley bikers it's naked wasted webmasters and artists, right?
posted by Sukiari at 4:00 PM on November 24, 2006


I've never been to either, but waked wasted old Harley bikers sounds way better than naked webmasters and artists.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:14 PM on November 24, 2006


Oddly, though, the webmasters set way more shit on fire.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:17 PM on November 24, 2006


Grat post, HuronBob - his other street studio shots are fun to browse too!
posted by madamjujujive at 4:19 PM on November 24, 2006


Crap, another Burning Man th... hey, boobies!"
posted by drstein at 4:29 PM on November 24, 2006


Bunch of dirty hippies.

/crunchland
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:56 PM on November 24, 2006


"Can you confirm the large, cataclysmic flames and smoke as being an art project?"

and,

"We are not here to keep people from being stupid. Once they are stupid, we will pick up the pieces."

That said, the playa does make people beautiful, in an odd sort of way.
posted by Freen at 4:59 PM on November 24, 2006


yikes. Linkrot! Sorry...
posted by Freen at 5:03 PM on November 24, 2006


These people remind me why I hate clothes: when you wear them too long, you begin to look horrible without them.
posted by zekinskia at 5:20 PM on November 24, 2006


By way of contrast, Enos's nightlife shots, many taken at New York's Red Rock West bar.
posted by liam at 5:34 PM on November 24, 2006


Burning Man sucks. Don't go.
posted by mullingitover at 5:49 PM on November 24, 2006


Playa hater.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:55 PM on November 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Reminds me a bit of the Woodford Folk Festival before it went and got all commercial. Right down to the burnination!

Nebulawindphone: Webmastering is the horrible nexus between the unflinching minutae of coding, the ignorant demands of site owners and the drooling wasteland that is the noobs and the toobs. I know it always made me wanna burn stuff.
posted by Jilder at 6:10 PM on November 24, 2006


The best part of Burning Man is going off into the Black Rock desert and being alone.
posted by stbalbach at 6:12 PM on November 24, 2006


you know who else was an interesting individual?

hitler.
posted by quonsar at 6:43 PM on November 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Burning Man makes it too easy. At CzechTek a couple of years ago the government broke up the festival with ~1,000 riot cops, tear gas, water cannon, and a fucking tank. Photos from that are quite spectacular, if a little hastily posed.
posted by meehawl at 7:01 PM on November 24, 2006


...and a fucking tank

I heard they had one of those at Burning Man, too.
$5 cover, and $60 to get out.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:34 PM on November 24, 2006


It's interesting to look at this post in comparison to the one sitting just below it on the front page. Is it more compelling to look at slick pictures of Individuals, who want desperately to be seen, or groups of everyday folks who have no idea any stranger is going to be looking at them.

They're both fascinating, but for some reason I think I'm moved more by those amateur group pics.
posted by jtajta at 8:39 PM on November 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Having linky link problems, but if it's burning man photos, I'm seen the likes of them one million times over.
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 9:14 PM on November 24, 2006


I think we killed his bandwidth...
posted by anarcation at 11:15 PM on November 24, 2006


"We're Sorry
You have requested a page that is not currently available due to data transfer restrictions. If the page you requested is yours, click here for more information."

damn! now where will i find naked women on the web??
posted by fisherKing at 8:10 AM on November 25, 2006


No such thing as too much Burning Man.

Unless your site's hosted by mac.com. :-p
posted by keptwench at 9:26 AM on November 25, 2006


Oh crap! Another burning gland.
After seeing those sutures I have no desire to glow.
posted by Jeremy at 11:48 AM on November 25, 2006


I always thought Burning Man sounded so great - a whole community springing up in the middle of the desert, sharing/trading only the commodities they brought with them in an eco-hippy-wonderlife sort of way. No money! hey! no money!

until i heard that you have to buy a ticket. since then, something just don't seem right.
posted by criticalbill at 11:52 AM on November 25, 2006


and those tickets aint cheap
posted by sophist at 12:55 AM on November 26, 2006


I know Clay personally, as I work at the agency that represents his commercial work. I have been a metafilter reader for years, but only recently started posting, and this one definitely caught my attention. Clay is a great portrait artist, and his travel images are awesome too. Glad to see he is getting some recognition from mefi's all around the globe!
posted by rubyeyo at 9:42 AM on November 26, 2006


Whey hey! A burning man thread :) Can't view the pics because the site is still down. Oh well, back to my costume making for the London BM decompression party next weekend....
posted by floanna at 4:11 PM on November 26, 2006


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