Each year for Burning Man, tens of thousands of individuals gather in Nevada\'s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City. Participants come from around the world to join in a week-long celebration of art, community and self-expression on the Playa. This year King Baby made it out for the burn and joined with 70,000 others. Crazy stories aside, we\'ve brought you this photo series to give you an idea of what goes on in the desert...
The road and entrance to Black Rock City can be backed up for miles. In our case this meant an additional 12 hour wait just to get in.
Although the festival only lasts for a week, the Black Rock City blueprint is reminiscent of a sun dial grid with streets and addresses.
Once inside, leave your car at camp and hide the keys. Bicycles are the main method of travel in Black Rock City.
Massive art and tech instalations are scattered throughout the Playa. Burners spend the week exploring and connecting in creative ways.
The Temple Of Grace takes on a new ornate design every year.
DJ\'s, music, and dancing are found everywhere on the Playa at all hours. Burners adorned in colorful and often bizarre costumes congregate around these sound stages.
When the sun goes down, the desert explodes in light. Art cars and mutant vehicles travel about with massive sound systems.
Year after year The Man commands the center focal point of Black Rock City. On Saturday The Man and most other installations are burned, and the city begins to again fade into the dust.
Witnessing the burn of Loving Embrace.
A bold feature in the dust, the King Baby Medusa Pendant makes a strong statement.
For many, Burning Man has become an incubater for radical expression and personal development. In the end, all that is left of the city are the memories that were created in the moment.