Burning Man is the annual festival of “radical self-expression” where 50,000 revelers gather in the Nevada desert for a week of art, anarchy, and community. Not for the faint of heart, Burning Man is a photographer's dream — a surreal landscape populated by outlandish beings and incredible machines, all throbbing to a techno beat under the blistering desert sun. Here photographer Phil Steele shares 15 of his favorites from nearly a decade of documenting this American counter-culture phenomenon.
Phil Steele is the founder of SteeleTraining.com, a photography training site where you can find free photo tutorials, including “How to Take Better Photos at Burning Man (and Beyond!).