Photographer Victor Habchy has attended the Burning Man festival since 2014, letting his camera capture a visual diary of the surreal atmosphere. His photos document the creativity that unfolds in the Nevada desert like a surreal dream come to life. Habchy, who is color blind, demonstrates an ability to show us moments of humanity in an otherworldly setting. The subjects run, dance, play, and embrace in a seemingly post-apocalyptic environment.
In addition to fairs, markets, sales and pop-ups, I worked alongside 6 major UK festivals, cross-promoting and sharing content [and curating a space on the day] Working with Lovebox, Kendal Calling, Green Man, End of the Road, Beacons and Tramlines, we were also appointed 'Marketplace Curators' of both 'Vintage at Goodwood/ the South Bank.' Donning my wellies, I attended most of these events, heading up teams of bloggers and photographers to capture content.
Promotional poster of Prince Gregor doll on display at the 2012 Sasha Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom, 2012, photograph by Kendal Hackney. This poster was made as a display piece for the 1985 International Toy Fair in New York City, and I was inordinately lucky to buy one last year from the daughter of a man who represented Trendon and Sasha Dolls Limited in the United States who had saved an uncut original, which now hangs framed above my collection of Gregor dolls.
I took this photograph in the small town of Pushkar during the annual Pushkar ka Mela, or Pushkar Fair. Local folk gather from miles around to trade camels, horses and other livestock. I used a telephoto lens to achieve the perspective compression showing the density of camels and the most significant aspect of this festival - the relationship between camel and man. Taken by Chaitanya Deshpande