burning man 2009 - 19 photos

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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, jaqi, woman
jessy with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, jessy, magic wand, topless, woman
kate with her magic wand - burning man 2009, burning man, kate, magic wand, topless, woman
jaqi - burning man 2009, burning man, jaqi, woman
jaqi and friend - burning man 2009, burning man, jaqi, women
alissa and friend sliding fast on the wedge - burning man 2009, artificial turf, astroturf slide, burning man, pink hair, pink wig, plastic box, sliding, synthetic turf, the wedge project, topless, women
body-painted couple - A & J - burning man 2009, blue, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, 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, women
latex body painting - burning man 2009, body art, body paint, body painting, burning man, latex paint, topless, 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, 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