Burning Man 2014: Portraits of a Camp

Burning Man 2014: Portraits of a Camp on northtosouth.us

It’s been one week since our return to the Default World, so it’s high time for some Burning Man photo sharing here on the blog. Our fellow burners are mostly what makes Black Rock City feel like home, so it’s only appropriate that our first Burning Man recap highlights the people.

Sunset photo shoots with our burner friends have become tradition after a second successful year of playa portraits. When the light’s just right, Ian grabs his camera and we round up anyone in ear shot. From year to year our camp roster may change but never fails to express its wild and friendly spirit during these spontaneous photo excursions into the dust.

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So, from Ian and I to our fellow campmates and friends (and our fondly yet peculiarly named camp), this one’s for you.

To everyone else, meet the 2014 cast of Prosciutto Bay.

MEET CAMP PROSCIUTTO BAY

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From left: Anthony, Jill, Rebecca, Keith, Branden, Matt, Tommy, Sydney, Dave, Ian, Diana

THE LADIES OF PROSCIUTTO BAY

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From left: Jill, Diana, Sydney, Rebecca

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From left: Jill, Sydney, Diana, Rebecca

Jill

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Rebecca

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Sydney

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Diana

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THE MEN OF PROSCIUTTO BAY

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From left: Branden, Tommy, Anthony, Dave, Keith, Robert, Ian

Tommy

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Branden

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Robert

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Ian

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Anthony

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Matt

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Dave

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Keith

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THE COUPLES

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Our camp happened to have several couples this year, so we couldn’t help but take the opportunity to pose for some fun couples shots, playa style.

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Disclaimer: Not all pairs pictured in this section are actual couples.

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THE CAMP

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Camp Prosciutto Bay by day at Burning Man 2014

Our camp’s shade structure, designed by Ian and Dave in 2011, is 15′ high at its center point. Constructed from recycled billboard tarps, it provides a patchy 1600 square feet of shade. This structure has now survived four years in a row at Burning Man and hasn’t once blown away.

MORE FUNS AND SILLIES

Burning Man 2014 group portrait on the playa at sunset

Our first attempt at a group jump shot was a success!  From left: Anthony, Jill, Rebecca, Keith, Branden, Matt, Tommy, Sydney, Dave, Ian, Diana

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A FEW CLOSING NOTES

I hope you enjoyed this post. Almost all photos you see here were taken by Ian Norman with the Sony A7S and directed by me at Burning Man 2014. (One photo was taken by me, two were taken by the one we call Schnitzel, and one photo is actually from Burning Man 2012. I’ll let you ask me if you can’t figure out which is which. No animals were harmed during the course of this shoot. One lightstand was nearly destroyed, but we won’t get into that…)

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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.

4 Responses

  1. Nick September 9, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Awesome portraits you guys! What lighting modifiers did you use?

    • Diana Southern September 9, 2014 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks Nick! We used a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash and an RF-603 II wireless trigger for many of the shots. All shots were taken with the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton.

  2. Anthony September 9, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    I really do feel bad about the light stand.

    • Diana Southern September 9, 2014 / 3:09 pm

      Haha, no worries! Ian was able to bend it back into shape.

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