Burning Man 2012: Photos of Food + Art + Fire

| September 10, 2012 | 7 Comments
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My decompression from Burning Man Fertility 2.0 (aka Dustpocalypse) has involved a slow editing process reliving the visual experiences I encountered on the playa. My journey consisted of a vague agenda to search out food-related imagery to share on Bay Area Bites but I was quickly swept into a vortex of art, fire and fun that subverted my linear efforts. I submitted to the fluidity of life at Burning Man and accepted that wherever I ended up was clearly the place I was supposed to be for that moment. And, of course, I took photos of those moments. Here are some of the things I experienced…

All Photos by Wendy Goodfriend

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Food & Drink

SpamTanic by Karen Weir. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
VICE - vietnamese iced coffee. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendVoodoo Soup. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendKevin at Voodoo Soup. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Raven slicing up pork shoulder at Illumination Village. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendHug Deli. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendEggs. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Dragon Smoker-Nina Carter, Mark Hogenson. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendHead of Dragon Smoker-Nina Carter, Mark Hogenson. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendLemonade trailer. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Ofosho Ramen. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendWonder Why. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendDrinkies. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Mcshit shirt on Media tour. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendSeahorse made from metal kitchen items  El Pulpo Mechanico. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendMartini Village. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Fire Art

The Temple of Juno by David Best Petaluma, CA
The Temple of Juno by David Best Petaluma, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
The Temple of Juno by David Best Petaluma, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe Temple of Juno by David Best Petaluma, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe Temple of Juno by David Best Petaluma, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

The EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington, Fairfax, CA
The EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
The EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
The EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe EGO Project by Laura Kimpton and Michael Garlington Fairfax, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

momafire by Eric Rebollo Aka Big E & mike tedeschi
momafire pre-burn. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
momafire burn. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

The Man: Pavilion design by Rod Garrett and Andrew Johnstone
The Man at Burning Man. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
The Man at Burning Man. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe Man at Burning Man. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThe Man at Burning Man. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

zoa by Flux Foundation, Berkeley, CA
zoa by Flux Foundation Berkeley, CA Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Zoa - first burn Photo: Wendy Goodfriendzoa post-burn. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendJess Hobbs - Flux - zoa Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Burn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger, Oakland, CA
Burn Wall Street-by Otto Von Danger Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Burn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBurn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBurn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger, Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Burn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger, Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBurn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger, Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBurn Wall Street by Otto Von Danger, Oakland, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Art on the Playa
Sunflowers by Raffaela P Vergata. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Fisherman by Tony Zorich. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendHeartfullness by Katy Boynton. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendReno Star Cosmic Thistle by Mark Szulgit. Sebastopol, CA. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
ReinCOWnation by Houston CORE. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendTiming is Everything / 24-7 Timestar by Charlie Smith. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBreast Stop by Deborah Colotti. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Before I Die by Candy Chang. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendStar Seed by Kate Raudenbush New York, NY Photo: Wendy GoodfriendPier 2 by The Pier Group Reno, NV - La Llorona. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Alien Nativity by LoveExpansion. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendRainbow light. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendBaby Bon Temps Brulee - New Orleans CORE by Brennan Steele. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Art Cars
El Pulpo Mechanico. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Dragons of Eden - Lucy Hosking. Photo: Wendy Goodfriendtongue-face artcar. Photo: Wendy Goodfriendhorsehead artcar. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

People
Fractal Nation dance party. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
deejay at Fractal Nation. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendCenter Camp acrobatics. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendThunderdome. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Lamplighters. Photo: Wendy GoodfriendLove Is All You Need. Photo: Wendy Goodfriendwoman emerging from Heartfullness. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

To see more of my photos from Burning Man 2012 go to look2remember.com

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I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.
  • eric rebollo

    I love u I have felt so left out in the pictures of bm 2012 you made me so fucking happy. Big E

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1237914831 Jean Simenon

    Great pics!!! Actually to understand the event even better, I recommend to check out the history of the event first. And for that I highly recommend to watch Dust & Illusions (http://dustandillusions.com) and “This is Burning Man” the book! Very much worth it, and of course the documentary is a must with all its archival footage! :)

  • weegee

    So glad! momafire was iconic of SF Bay Area art and the burn was monumental.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pat-Gallagher/1369181760 Pat Gallagher

    Great pics–I really like the aliens at the manger.

  • weegee

    thx! yes, I like the alien nativity …a gem out in the deep playa where it seemed like abductions could be a regular occurrence.

  • http://twitter.com/hua Hua

    Beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Durt-Bagg/1028178789 Durt Bagg

    GRRRREAT PICS