About a month ago, we featured Shogyo Mujo, a massive skull sculpture that was featured as one of the installations you can find at Burning Man Festival last year. While that post in particular was focused on just one of the things you could see at Black Rock Dessert in Nevada, I’m happy to share some amazing photos by one of its attendees – photographer Ari Fararooy.
On an art website, Ari writes: “Last year I attended my first Burning Man festival and had the most insane time of my life. I have never been surrounded by so much creativity and enthusiasm, and as a photographer/videographer I was highly inspired to capture the festival from my own unique perspective.”
And inspired he was! He described the events as if they were a lucid dream, and he tried capturing that in his photos of the event. In addition to a bit of photo editing, he also experimented with his photographs so they reflect Ari’s thoughts and feelings from the event.
One of the things I noticed about Ari’s photos from the event is that they do look surreal, one even reminding me of Dali’s style prevalent in his era of The Persistence of Memory (check out the melting wristwatch!). Even his self-portrait is like an “Inception” themed photo within a photo. Have a look at some of the others he did:
Thanks for reading!