The magazine of the photo-essay
March 2018 issue
Dust to Dawn
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Philip Volkers
Renegade photographer Philip Volkers travels the world with his camera, achieving total immersion in both modern and ancient festivals. His passion is the documentation of spiritual, hedonistic gatherings, and exploring the meaning behind them with his work. Dust to Dawn, due to be published in June 2018 documents the visual adventures of Volkers at Nevada’s notorious festival, Burning Man. Every year 75,000 people descend on a blisteringly hot alkaline lake bed in Nevada, to let loose and make art. Burning Man is a human gathering of colossal proportions. What started as an anarchist San Fransisco beach party, where revellers would “burn the man”, has become a highly influential festival and a haven for many enquiring minds. Philip Volkers began documenting Burning Man in 2006. In Dust to Dawn, we join him on his photographic adventures in this visual playground. Epic vistas and stunning natural light contrast playfully with dystopian installations. Philip’s beguiling portraits of unearthly characters toy with readers’ preconceptions, while his landscapes honour the festival’s remarkable natural setting.
A fish art car cruises past the Temple of Juno (made by David Best) (2012).
An aerial view of Black Rock City, Burning Man, Nevada (2006).
Believe by Laura Kimpton (2013).
Bliss Dance Created by Marco Cochrane (2010).
Spike the Big Red Dragon, created by Captain Carburetor.
The Man (2013) - Theme Cargo Cult.
The man rising out of a dust storm (2007).
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