I lived in Prague in the fall of 1994, five years after the “Velvet Revolution” that forced the Communists to relinquish power—a time of optimism and uncertainty. It was a place of beauty, mystery and grand adventure of the sort that can be hard to find in the internet era where travel often means following your phone to the hotel and restaurant with the best online reviews. I’ve gone back to Prague several times in recent years to make these images—fragments and echoes of that first trip, 20 years removed.
The Fire of Fires
These photos were taken during the building of “The Fire of Fires”, an ornate temple built in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 2009 Burning Man festival. This piece was built by Community Art Makers, an arts collective based in Austin, Texas. I lived in the desert with the crew for 28 days, helping to build and document the project.
These photos were taken at the Burning Flipside festival between 2004 and 2014. This annual gathering of free-spirits and free-thinkers is influenced in part by the Burning Man Project and takes place in Central Texas.