Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust (Photos From A Dusty Playa)

Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa

A Photographical Tour through the Dusty Playa of Burning Man 2014

Despite our 2 mask-free days after the rain gods asserted their rule over the land, the dust surely took flight with vigor for the second half of this year’s burn.

Our plans for a Monday morning ingress were foiled by puddles — rain hit Black Rock City hard — so we drudgingly turned around just 9 miles from the gate. On Tuesday we had better luck and were welcomed home by sunshine, a very short wait, and more than one lightning-bolt-meets-burner tale from those who endured the storm inside the gates. Though we’d unnecessarily driven 300 miles round trip from Reno the day before, sleeping in a real bed Monday night seemed to have been our most favorable option.

But now, we were glad to be home.

We were hit by the first micro dust storm on our first venture out — midday Tuesday sometime — but I didn’t really experience that overwhelming one-with-the-dust feeling til Friday, post Embrace burn and well into the afternoon. Below is a selection of our favorite dust-filled frames from Burning Man 2014. We hope you enjoy viewing as much as we did experiencing! (All shots taken on a Sony a7S, except as noted below. All photos by Ian Norman and Diana Southern of North to South.)

The Dusty Man, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: The Man, in all his dusty glory

Bike Ride, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa The Wave, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above right: Cruz the Wave by Santa Cruz Burners

Dusty Vessel, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: Garage Mahal Ganesh Mobile

Couple in the Dust, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: Our friends Sydney and Dave pose for sunset portraits

Dusty Art, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: Eidolon Panspermia Ostentatia Duodenum by Michael Christian and Dallas Swindle

Girl in the Dust, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa

Girl in the Dust, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa Dusty Ship, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above left: Me in my goggles atop Cosmic Praise by Douglas Ruuska

Sailing Ship, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: The Monaco

Musical Swingset, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: Musical Swings by Ron Simmer

Umbrella Wheel, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: Parasolvent by Dan Benedict

The Man in the Dust, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: View of the Man from Cosmic Praise by Douglas Ruuska

View of the Man from Embrace, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa
Above: View of the Man from Embrace by The Pier Group (Sony a6000)

Dusty Playa, Burning Man 2014: In Dust We Trust - Photos of a Dusty Playa

THE GEAR

About the Author

Diana Southern
In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.

2 Responses

    • Diana Southern March 23, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks Katie! 🙂

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