burning man 2009 - 19 photos

Burning Man 2009 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

You can see the photos from other years at www.­loupiote.­com/­burningman

For me, 2009 was a very good harvest for Burning Man Photography.­ I selected twice as many photos as last year in this series.­ I am a bit sad that I missed a few amazing art pieces and magical moments, but i managed to capture more excellent images than in previous years.­

Like the previous years, I was part of the BM photo Team and I was assigned an area of the playa to document.­ But unfortunately I found the art in this area quite uninspiring (visually), and the Theme-Camps in my area where quite hard to capture with photography.­ The "Nectar Village Steam Bath" crew did not want people to take photos in their camp (even though they don't declare it a No-Camera zone) and they were extremely aggressive towards me when I did.­ This was the only bad experience I had for the entire week.­

Because of the windy and dusty conditions this year, I very rarely changed lenses, and I had to clean my sensor once.­ This is why I took almost no photos with a telephoto this year.­ My night /­ fire photos are not stellar because of playa dust inside my fastest lens (between the glass elements).­ But overall, I think this is a great series, and people seem to like it.­

Hi-resolutions photos with no watermark are available for editorial use (contact me).­

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

jaqi - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jaqi, woman
burning man, jaqi
jessy with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jessy, magic wand, topless woman
burning man, jessy with her magic wand
kate with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, kate, magic wand, topless woman
burning man, kate with her magic wand
jaqi - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jaqi, woman
burning man, jaqi
jaqi and friend - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jaqi, women
burning man, jaqi and friend
alissa and friend sliding fast on the wedge - burning man 2009, artificial turf, astroturf slide, burning man, girls, pink hair, pink wig, plastic box, sliding, synthetic turf, the wedge project, topless woman, women
burning man, alissa and friend sliding fast on the wedge
body-painted couple - A & J - burning man 2009, blue, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, center camp, couple, green, pink hat, straw hat, topless woman
burning man, body-painted couple, A & J
woman with body painting in center camp cafe - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, woman
burning man, woman with body painting in center camp cafe
capoeira circle - burning man 2009, burning man, capoeira circle, open capoeira roda
burning man, capoeira circle
body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, short hair, woman
burning man, body painting
body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, short hair, woman
burning man, body painting
airbrush body painting - burning man 2009, airbrush, bicycles, bikes, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, goggles, hallie, jasper, topless woman
burning man, airbrush body painting
latex body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, latex paint, topless woman, women
burning man, latex body painting
latex body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, latex paint, topless woman, women
burning man, latex body painting
man wearing pink fishnet and leather - burning man 2009, burning man, costume, fishnet bodysuit, leather underwear, pink, rings, straps
burning man, man wearing pink fishnet and leather
eira - burning man 2009, burning man, eira, topless woman
burning man, eira
couple wearing dust masks - sara and callum - burning man 2009, 3m respirator, burning man, callum, couple, dust mask, respirator cartridges, sara, sunglasses, topless woman
burning man, couple wearing dust masks, sara and callum
goddess with white hat and beads - burning man 2009, beads, burning man, goddess, hat, head-dress, topless woman
burning man, goddess with white hat and beads
goddesses with magic cupcakes - nikyta - burning man 2009, beads, burning man, cupcakes, face painting, facepaint, goddess, goddesses, nikyta, women
burning man, goddesses with magic cupcakes, nikyta