18 Amazing Photos from the Burning Man Festival


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!).

About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

Nice shots!

Really nice work in a place that can destroy your gear if you let it 🙂
I’ve been photographing that thing in the desert since 1999. Beautiful place to photograph. You can find my galleries here: and I have some tips on keeping your camera gear clean at Burning Man on my blog.

Haha it looks like a surreal trip in theatrical mirror-land.
Awesome shots, dont think you can get more unique than that!

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