philippe glade with twin sisters - burning man 2013


Philippe Glade looks happy between two identical twin sisters: Tiche on the left with the purple wig, and Bek on the right with the pink wig.­

Philippe Glade is a French photographer based in San Francisco.­ For 14 years, 1996 to 2010, he documented the unique architectural structures found at the Burning Man festival, and published a photo book entitled "Black Rock City NV, The Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man".­ For more info and to order the book, go to realpaperbooks.­com/­.

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2013 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Rod's Road, Black Rock City, NV, USA

Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2013 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.