I’m back from Burning Man. While technically we left Black Rock City late Sunday night, between travel time and de-playa-ing it wasn’t until today that I was back in front of my laptop. I’m teetering on the edge of overwhelmed as I look at the backlog of work that’s piled up in my absence, yet still basking in a week spent almost totally unplugged. This was the first full week in four years that I haven’t opened my laptop once! Crazy, right? (Last time I went to Burning Man I edited photos a few times throughout the week, and biked to a wifi camp a few times to check emails on my phone.) It’s a bit strange to be back staring at a screen.
Returning to the playa was an amazing experience, so different in so many ways from my first burn and yet in others so similar. Having so thoroughly documented my first burn in 2013, I felt less pressure to do so this time around, and so spent a lot less time looking through my lens and a lot less time obsessively journaling (time will tell if I will come to regret that!)
I’m still absorbing and processing every bit of this surreal experience — and catching up on sleep and washing playa dust out of my hair — but of course I’ll have much more Burning Man action coming at you quite soon. In the meantime, you have a few more posts on the great New York state this week to look forward to!
See you in the comments…
Sunrise on the Playa
We were exactly where we needed to be
Beauty, nature and man-made
The magic hour in Black Rock City
Which photo is your favorite?