NK Guy Captures the Creation & Destruction of Burning Man Art Festival

By: Cadhla Gray - Aug 31, 2015
References: burningman.org & dezeen
NK Guy's photographic essay showcases the creativity and intensity of Burning Man art festival. The festival is the home of a temporary city in Nevada that is created each summer and intentionally destroyed a week later.

The photos show the intense contrast between the semi-circular temporary city and the vast dry desert surrounding it. While some photos give a view into the festival's intense and wild night life, others show how structured the temporary city can also be. Bird's eye views display the pentagonal zones, the concentric streets and the radial roads that are labelled by the sun's shadows like a sun dial.

These photos showcase Burning Man art festival and the attending youth's desire to try out a different way of living for a week -- a return to nature, art and an economic system based on bartering.