Center Camp so far

center-camp-9-copyCenter camp is coming along mighty fast. In a little less than two weeks, it’s gone from simply flags in the dusty playa to the king posts being dug to the shade being hung.

Here’s a look at the progress along the way, right up to Friday morning.

the start of things
the start of things
there was plenty of dust when the king posts went in
there was plenty of dust when the king posts went in

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there's a new crew name this year, and Jamie had it tattooed on her leg. (at least for awhile)
there's a new crew name this year, and Jamie had it tattooed on her leg. (at least for awhile)
Goat manning the saw
Goat manning the saw
Osten, Jamie and the others check the ties on the shades
Austintatious, Jamie and the others check the ties on the shades

About the author: John Curley

John Curley (that's me) has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 I spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. I loved it, and I've been doing it ever since. I was a newspaper person In a previous life, and I spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle. At the time I left, in 2007, I was the deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since then, I've turned a passion for photography into a second career. I shoot for editorial, commercial and private clients, and I'm especially fond of shooting weddings. I'm also the editor at large of the Tasting Panel magazine, which is devoted to the beverage industry. I've also taught a bit, including two years at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and a year at San Francisco State University. I live on a (house)boat in Alameda, California.

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