Burning Man

A collection of my images from Burning Man. All images by Trey Ratcliff. See more at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com
·
197 Pins
 4y
Collection by
an airplane with the words news letter on it's side next to a red ribbon
Burning News!
Check out my latest newsletter for the first batch of images from Burning Man 2019! https://stuckincustoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/sic_newsletter_226.html #TreyRatcliff #BurningMan
a very tall building with lots of lights on it's sides and bicycles parked in front of it
Temple Night
This is a photo I recently edited from Burning Man. I think this was the temple 3 years ago, if I recall? I don't know... it's all a blur. Anyway, today Directed Group Sales go into effect... so I'm securing a few tickets. That's always a good feeling, because tickets can be so hard to get! If you want to see my full Burning Man portfolio on SmugMug, head over to https://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Burning-Man/ #TreyRatcliff #BurningMan
the letters xo and o are made out of gold colored metal pieces in front of an orange sky
XOXO Jump
On the blog: XOXO Jump https://www.stuckincustoms.com/2018/12/24/xoxo-jump-burning-man-photography-nevada/ #TreyRatcliff #BurningMan #Sculpture #Art #Jump #Photography
a woman standing in front of a huge fire with her arms up and legs spread out
Burning Man Art Auction!
On the blog: Burning Man Art Auction! https://www.stuckincustoms.com/2018/11/16/burning-man-art-auction/ #TreyRatcliff #StuckInCustoms #BurningMan #Blog #Auction #Art #Silent #Sculpture #FineArt
a woman with goggles on her head and feathers in front of her face,
Trey Ratcliff's Festival Presets (not just for Festivals!) Grab them here, https://store.stuckincustoms.com/collections/presets I'm excited to release these 29 really fun and beautiful filters for you! You'll notice that my festival photos have a few different sorts of "looks" and now you can have them. There’s sandstorm/Mad Max cine looks, gnarly B&W situations and my fave, there are a variety of desaturated, low-contrast looks. #TreyRatcliff #Filter #Burningman https://youtu.be/ydwjHLPuRVI
the sun is setting behind an artistic structure
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Recently I shared a photo of the beautiful temple from above. Here's what it looks like from the ground during sunrise. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
a red train traveling down tracks next to a group of people on the side of a road
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Remember the train from a previous photo? Here it is in all its glory. This is called the "Great Train Wreck" and on Thursday night, the two trains smashed together in quite the spectacle. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #greattrainwreck #TreyRatcliff
a group of people riding bikes on top of a sandy field next to each other
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Another random happening I found while pedaling on my own bike down 9 o'clock on the way to 3 o'clock. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
three people dressed in costumes stand under umbrellas on an ice covered surface at night
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's a rare portrait of me! One night Curtis got us all matching outfits. It was super funny and we were laughing so much. We even went up there and took over the dance stage. You should have seen it... I wonder if anyone got a video! We were inspired by Tane Gent's costume for Halloween in Tokyo last year. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #Staypuft #TreyRatcliff
the woman is walking in the desert with her white parasol
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
She reminds me of my favorite creature, the cuttlefish variant of the cephalopod. If you aren't sure what that is, go jump over to YouTube because I want it to be your favorite animal too! #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
This was a fun surprise! This is my friend Karla (https://www.instagram.com/karlakuhlm/ ) she screamed in delight when she saw me! That doesn't always happen, so it kind of stuck in my head. This was back on Day 1 when everyone was arriving at their camps. She was one of the women you might remember from that "EARTH" photo from a few years ago... it's up there in my Burning Man portfolio towards the top. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff Earth Photo, Earth Photos, Stuck In My Head, Camera Reviews, Daily Inspiration, Blog Photography
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
This was a fun surprise! This is my friend Karla (https://www.instagram.com/karlakuhlm/ ) she screamed in delight when she saw me! That doesn't always happen, so it kind of stuck in my head. This was back on Day 1 when everyone was arriving at their camps. She was one of the women you might remember from that "EARTH" photo from a few years ago... it's up there in my Burning Man portfolio towards the top. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
two people sitting on a bench in the middle of a foggy field with three cranes behind them
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's another photo of the giant puppets (with a full size train for scale). It reminds me that some of the best ideas for art out there are the most simple: Giant Human Puppets, Enormous Mirror Ball, Green Tree, Dock, Moon. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
a woman with cat ears and goggles standing in front of a group of people
Burning Man 2017
Another of the 5,000 bunnies at the Billion Bunny March. Oh, want to hear a good Burning Man playlist? There's all kinds of music there, of course... but here's one I'm listening too right now. It starts out with a song from Fleetmac Wood https://soundcloud.com/muloka/sets/burning-man-2017 #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
a woman wearing a white dress and hat standing next to a golden statue in the desert
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
A Brazilian lady visits the statue called "In every lifetime I will find you". Luckily, I had Jô Eridani (he does all the web development for us at www.StuckInCustoms.com ), who is also from Brazil, to do all the translation. I first made Jonatas stand like that to show her... I didn't take a photo of him because he looked absolutely ridiculous. But he quite likes that as you can see in his Barbie photo on his social media. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
fireworks are lit up in the sky above bicycles
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Boring. #Boring #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff
a person walking across a sandy plain under a blue sky in the distance is an empty field
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
One day I went out to the airport at Burning Man to try to register my drone. It was a really windy day and a lot of people were hunkered down. The airport is quite a long way away, so it's always a bit of a fun mission. There's sort of a desolate place in between Black Rock City and the airport where I saw this guy. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
group of people standing in front of a bus on the desert
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's the Hug Deli, where you can order whatever sort of hug you like. You can maybe zoom in and see the whole menu and the costs. These guys apparently ordered the Group Hug. It was really funny to watch them... #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #hugdeli
the sun is shining on some vehicles in the foggy sky over water and land
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's a collection of cars from our camp, Camp Walter. We're in line here for the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles). My friend George says there are over 800 cars that go through the DMV every year to get clearance to drive around the playa. There's a huge history behind each of the vehicles in this photo. Much of it centers around the big VW bus, Walter, as a material instantiation symbolizing the concept of second chances. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #campwalter
an artistic image of the eiffel tower in fire and water with people walking around it
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
On Day 6 of Burning Man (always a Saturday night), we burn down the man himself. Everyone kind of takes their own meaning into it, or perhaps no meaning at all. For me, it's a reminder that the dissolution of the ego is the greatest creative gift one can give oneself. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #TreyRatcliff #Burn #Fire #Flames
two people dressed in costumes standing next to each other
Nevada
At the Billion Bunny March, some of these carrots are smart to be afraid of some of these bunnies. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #Nevada #Protest #March #bunny #Rabbit #Carrot #TreyRatcliff
Flying in the wind... One of the cool things about the flat, dried out lakebed here is the sizeable mountains that surround it on all sides. They form a really nice background for certain kinds of shots like these. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #Woman #Portrait #Wings #mountain #dust #desert #nevada #TreyRatcliff Nice, Mountain
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Flying in the wind... One of the cool things about the flat, dried out lakebed here is the sizeable mountains that surround it on all sides. They form a really nice background for certain kinds of shots like these. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #Woman #Portrait #Wings #mountain #dust #desert #nevada #TreyRatcliff
two people dressed in costumes with lights on their arms and legs, standing next to each other
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
After the photo walk (thanks again everyone for coming!), I went out on a mission to rescue my broken bike that became a bit addled halfway through the walk. I had to abandon it to keep the Lawrence of Arabia mission moving forward. I finally found it and was returning to camp when I saw this awesome family. I dug out my camera and took a quick one for them #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
two people with bunny ears and one person in costume
Home - Trey Ratcliff
Every year several thousand people show up for the Bunny March against Humanity. There are usually over 100 kids out there with their family having a great time and eating a lot of carrots. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a large white ball sitting on top of a sandy beach next to a group of people
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's one of the more remarkable pieces of art out this year... an enormous, mirrored orb shading the crowd from the burning sun. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a large group of people standing around in the dark with lights on them and bikes
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Here's an alien tractor beam at the mighty mighty Mayan Warrior melting down the mirror orb at Burning Man a few nights ago. I went up top and met the awesome Pablo Gonzalez Vargas who gave me a little tour and some wonderful, special gifts. We got to play with all the lasers and the flames and do all kinds of fun stuff. We're all just big kids up there! #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a large group of people standing around a tree with lights on it's trunk
Trey's Burning Man Photo Walk 2018! Wednesday 6:30 Center Camp
BurningMan Photowalk today (Wednesday) at 6.30pm! #BurningMan2018 #BurningMan
a man standing next to a wooden sculpture in the middle of a desert with an eagle on it's back
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Birds of a feather... btw, I don't ever really set up my shots. I wait for things to happen. This guy was kind of setting up a shot, really taking like an hour or two to get some a selfie situation. I kind of saw it happening, and swooped in for 2 minutes to grab a shot then get back on my bike! 🙂 #BurningMan
a living room filled with furniture and colorful lights
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
One of the hundred different art cars at Burning Man that rolls around the desert. They're all free and anyone is welcome. Just jump on board, make some new friends, have a cocktail, and jump off in a random location until you find another art car.
a group of people standing around a wooden structure in the middle of a foggy field
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
I have another photo of this that's currently up at the Smithsonian exhibition. I actually like this one better, but the curator preferred the other one. #BurningMan #Smithsonian #Art #Gallery #Exhibition #ChurchTrap
It stood for four days and then we burned it down (on purpose). Burning Man Sculpture, Burning Men, Paradigm, Consciousness
Black Rock City 2024
It stood for four days and then we burned it down (on purpose).
two metal sculptures standing in the middle of a desert
Burning Man Stories
I saw this guy wandering around in the desert for hours on end on one of the hottest days. #BurningMan #Costume #Performance #art
The Tree of Tenere on temple burn night. #BurningMan Amazing Nature, Fire Photography, Fire, Forest Fire, Fantasy
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
The Tree of Tenere on temple burn night. #BurningMan
a woman is upside down in the sand with her hands on her hips and legs spread out
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
I met this Israeli couple doing yoga.... they were both so flexible that it almost made me give up. I got tired just squatting down to take the photo. #Burningman #Yoga #Excercise #Position #Stretch #Reach #Woman #Costume
a man with no shirt and sunglasses standing in front of a metal sculpture
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
This is an Iranian friend I was camping with a few years ago... he built those amazing wings himself! I don't know how people can do these things... I told him I can barely build a balsa wood airplane. #BurningMan #Art #costume #Wings
a woman standing in front of a building with a tie around her neck and looking off to the side
One morning at sunrise out at the temple I saw @Edenmuse (on Instagram) randomly. She wasn't even posing or anything... I think she's just kinda like that all the time. #BurningMan #Portrait #Temple #Desert
a bride and groom walking on a boardwalk at night with an umbrella in the rain
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
People wear the most amazing costumes out there. Some people work on them all year long. This lady built a dress that lit from the inside. #BurningMan #Burningman2018
two beautiful young women hugging each other with tattoos on their arms and arm sleeves in front of a building
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Tomorrow I begin the long trek out to the desert again. It's not easy getting all the way there from New Zealand... but I'm meeting my Kiwi friend Rene and my Brazilian from Jo in Reno in not too long now... then still a lot more prep work to do! #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
I know a lot of people are really afraid of going to Burning Man because they are worried about getting dirty. It's not that big of a deal at all, once you get used to it and here is a link to my Camera Survival Guide  https://www.stuckincustoms.com/links/trey-burning-man #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 Diane Arbus
Trey Ratcliff’s Burning Man Survival Guide
I know a lot of people are really afraid of going to Burning Man because they are worried about getting dirty. It's not that big of a deal at all, once you get used to it and here is a link to my Camera Survival Guide https://www.stuckincustoms.com/links/trey-burning-man #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a group of people standing on top of a sandy beach under a sky filled with clouds
Burning Man 2017
A tremendous marionette spent all week on the playa, controlled by a bunch of humans. Every day she would wear new outfits and talk, making observations of everything she saw around her. Here, on the burn night, she decided to go nude. #BurningMan #Art #Marionette #Sculpture #Woman #Puppet #TreyRatcliff
people are walking around in front of a colorful sculpture
The Space Whale: Unlock A New Level Of Creativity Today
The amazing Space Whale! One of the coolest things about this is it would sing whale songs all the time and then occasionally you could hear science lectures. #BurningMan #Art #Artcar #Sculpture #Whale #Night #Lights #Sound
two people walking in the sand holding hands and looking at the sky with words xoxo on it
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Walking across the playa and enjoying the art (that is not me on the right by the way. Oh, and it's not me on the left either, lest you be confused) #BurningMan
a large white statue in the middle of a body of water at night with mountains in the background
Trey's Burning Man Photo Walk 2018! Wednesday 6:30 Center Camp
I'm hoping for more good sunsets this year... And hey, don't forget to join a bunch of awesome people at my photo walk on Wednesday Evening at (FB Event): https://www.facebook.com/events/167668667439657/?active_tab=discussion ! 🙂 #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a woman wearing goggles and holding up her eyeglasses to look at the stars in the sky
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
On the first day of Burning Man, we have our regular camp meeting. I'm in a big camp with about 240 people in it! It's called Camp Walter and there is a cool history I won't get into right now... but we have one rule at our camp: Be Nice! 🙂 Seems like a pretty good rule for life, I think. I took this photo during our last camp meeting when a huge sandstorm blew in and we could barely see who was talking! #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a person standing in front of a large fire ring at night with long exposures
Burning Man - Welcome Home
Last year on Sunday night (the first night of the week), I did a long walk around the esplanade with my camera and tripod. I saw this awesome display going on, so I got down low with the tripod to try some longer exposures. Also, be sure to come out to the annual photo walk! Just look on Facebook and search for "Trey Burning Man 2018" and you'll find it. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
a woman wearing sunglasses and a scarf on the beach
Trey Ratcliff’s Burning Man Survival Guide
Burning Man is full of confusion as you see thousands of people doing something really bizarre and you have no idea what's going on. People ride their bikes over and gawk and try to figure out what's happening... this lady biked over during the Bunny March to watch all the bunnies hopping and she asked me what the hell was going on... #BurningMan #BurningMan2018 #Portrait #Woman
a woman sitting on top of a horse drawn carriage in the middle of a desert
More Burning Man Shots – and a Calendar for Charity!
Every year there is an event called the Billion Bunny March where about 5,000 people dress up as bunnies and march across the desert to protest humanity. It's all in good fun... and you see some pretty crazy bunnies out there. There's also now a big group of carrots that march at the same time to protest the bunnies. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
people are walking around in the dark with bright lights on their faces and body parts
Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog with daily inspiration to motivate you!
Night time at Burning Man is quite a scene. Not even in a Shinjuku, Tokyo, or a Vegas can you see so many lights at once. One of the coolest things, to me, is to see 80,000 people all wearing different kinds of lights and 80,000 bicycles all lit up with LEDs moving around a giant white carpet. It really feels like you're in a VR simulation (which we probably are). #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
there is a large statue in the middle of a field with people standing around it
Nevada – Page 3
Here's another favorite piece of art out there. The photo does not capture it, but you can go stand underneath her and watch her chest move in and out as she breathes. It's also quite amazing how she stands there on her own, with no guide wires or anything holding her up through all the sandstorms. #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
an alien man standing in the middle of a desert with two people on bikes behind him
Burning Man - Trey Ratcliff
Continuing in my Burning Man countdown series of pics and strange stories... a few years ago my friend Cliff dressed up is extremely skinny 9-year-old son as an alien grey. He walked in a really spooky way and got into it. Then, just for fun, we took him around to really freak out everyone that was on acid. You should have seen the absolute confusion and hilarity that ensued! #BurningMan #BurningMan2018
an aerial view of a parking lot in the desert
Nevada
Wow - Getting into Burning Man is always logistically difficult! The amount of planning it requires is rather significant. But once you're there in this temporary city of 70k you realize it's worth the effort. Usually, on the flight/drive in after all the prep work... you are thinking, "Wow is all this hassle and expense really worth it?" And then, one day around sunset, you're riding around alone on your bike, looking around and you think... yeah it's totally worth and I'm gonna do it again!