In honor of Burning Man, this story is from our August 19, 2017 event titled “The Playa.” Brian Monahan is a long time burner, a native Nevadan, and a leather craftsman. Brian’s story hits on all of the special qualities of Burning Man, including: curiosity, community, and the complexity of living on a dry, Nevada lakebed for a week. If you are interested in more stories from The Folk & The Lore, please subscribe to the blog and consider pitching a story.
Some of my favorite portraits from Reno Rodeo 2019
In the middle of a major project for a major client, I found myself venturing past an abandoned ranch. What struck me while walking through broken glass and bird poop, is that these walls once housed a family. That kitchen window with no glass, once was the view that someone looked at while washing thanksgiving dishes. Stories drive me, but objects and symbols that allow me to imagine stories that happened in and around them EXCITE me. *Side note: I do not endorse trespassing. My plan to photograph this location was made aware to individuals associated with the property.