There’s a limit to how strong you can be, everyone breaks when it comes to isolation because no one is stronger than loneliness, it breaks you beyond repair.

unbeknownst to me

I have been part of Swing City since my first “burn” in 2018 and during the burn in 2019 I decided to do small photo project and take a portrait shots of its temporary inhabitants. In case you don’t understand what I’m writing about it, don’t worry and I’m happy to explain that. Swing City is a camp at Burning Man and has been build and deconstructed about 10 times. This camp is also referred to as the House of the Monkey Lords, as all the camp members of Swing City all are monkeys, which like to climb and play, and that’s exactly what we are doing at Burning Man. We build a huge rig and put some rings in there to swing, play, climb, or just hang out in the shades it is providing. In addition you will find some toys (hammocks, hoops, silks, etc.) for acrobats and non-acrobats to play with. And this is our gift to the playa and its community.

With that being said, I hope you enjoy these portraits of my fellow monkeys and tribe.

It all started with an idea.

And I had an idea for a specific photoshoot and I don’t have a clue how exactly I came up with this idea but it formed in my head and became more and more clearer and a day later I was able to realize this idea and do the shoot. I have to say I couldn’t do the shoot the exact way I was imagined it as some equipment didn’t work, but that gives me room to do another shoot and next time the exact way I’ve it in my mind. On the other side right now I couldn’t be happier with the result.