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
jessy with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jessy, magic wand, topless woman
kate with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, kate, magic wand, topless woman
jaqi - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jaqi, woman
jaqi and friend - burning man 2009, burning man, center camp, jaqi, women
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
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
woman with body painting in center camp cafe - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, woman
capoeira circle - burning man 2009, burning man, capoeira circle, open capoeira roda
body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, short hair, woman
body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, short hair, woman
airbrush body painting - burning man 2009, airbrush, bicycles, bikes, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, goggles, hallie, jasper, topless woman
latex body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, latex paint, topless woman, women
latex body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, latex paint, topless woman, women
man wearing pink fishnet and leather - burning man 2009, burning man, costume, fishnet bodysuit, leather underwear, pink, rings, straps
eira - burning man 2009, burning man, eira, topless woman
couple wearing dust masks - sara and callum - burning man 2009, 3m respirator, burning man, callum, couple, dust mask, respirator cartridges, sara, sunglasses, topless woman
goddess with white hat and beads - burning man 2009, beads, burning man, goddess, hat, head-dress, topless woman
goddesses with magic cupcakes - nikyta - burning man 2009, beads, burning man, cupcakes, face painting, facepaint, goddess, goddesses, nikyta, women