These Burning Man shots were captured by cinematographer and pilot Eric Cheng using his drone, a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. Cheng flew the quadcopter over the arid landscape of the Black Rock desert in Nevada, which is where Burning Man -- the 70,000-person annual art event and temporary community -- is held. While Burning Man's massive sculptural installations, theatrical performances and other elements are regularly documented by professional and amateur photographers and filmmakers, Cheng's project took things forward a notch by making use of drones.
The resulting Burning Man shots make festival attendees look like tiny ants traversing the vast dusty environments. Attendees are seen riding bicycles through the dust and gathering in groups for community events. By capturing installations and gatherings from a height, Cheng's project casts Burning Man in a whole new light.
Photo Credits: designboom, skypixel.org
Aerial Festival Photography
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Far-Out Desert Festival Shoots
Eclectic Festival Photography
Burning Man Monoliths
Musical Cylinder Structures
Graceful Giant Female Sculptures