Making the Fire of Fires
This video was assembled from hundreds of still photos I took during the building of "The Fire of Fires". It includes shots from fundraisers in Austin and Houston, our build in Austin, TX during one of the hottest summers on record and the month we spent putting it all together on-playa.
Special thanks to The Mermen for allowing the use of their music in this video. Please visit them at http://www.mermen.net
The Fire of Fires
“The Fire of Fires” was an ornate temple created in Austin, Texas and assembled in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 2009 Burning Man festival. The Temple is a recurring sanctuary for mourning and remembrance where visitors can bring photos, mementos and even the ashes of loved ones. They are encouraged to write their thoughts on the walls of the Temple itself which is then set alight on the last night of the festival, viewed by thousands in near-silence.
I worked on this project as both crew-member and documentarian during the five-month Texas build followed by 28 days in the desert.