Burning Man 2016 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)
This year, like the 3 previous years, I traveled to and from BM by motorbike, carrying all my gear, bicycle, tent and food needed for the week in the desert . I even managed to carry almost enough water for the whole week.
For me, the highlight of this year was the amazing performances and art of the all-Chinese Mazu crew.
I did not join the Burning Man "Documentation Team" this year, because I vastly prefer shooting the art and people that I find inspiring, rather than be assigned to shoot a particular area of Black Rock City, or performance.
Technical note: I shot my 2016 photos using only two lens, a 10-20mm wide angle lens (equiv. to 15-30mm with the crop factor), and a Tamron 17-50mm mounted on a Sony A65 (25 mega-pixel). I managed to keep the camera and lens completely protected from the dust by keeping them in a sealed zip-lock bag, with a cut hole tapped to the lens. I shot less than 1500 exposures.
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.
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