Faces on the playa

Lex of the Nimby crew that build the Museum of Unnatural Selection
Lex of the Nimby crew that built the Museum of Unnatural Selection
Face was out at the Kill Station (where you get your gas) and noted how well-behaved the cat out there was. Of course, the cat there has been deceased for quite some time. It was found in a trailer. "It went in, but it didn't come out," Face said. "Smaaaart kitty."
Face was out at the Kill Station (where you get your gas) and noted how well-behaved the cat out there was. Of course, the cat had been deceased for quite some time. It was found in a trailer and is now known as "jerk kitty," because it's ... well, it's dried out. "It went in, but it didn't come out," Face said. "Smaaaart kitty."
You're right. This isn't a face. It's the stickers that were still on the coffee machines from last year when the Center Camp was being set up. By this time next week, there will be a whole new layer of them.
You're right. This isn't a face. It's the stickers that were still on one of the coffee machines from last year when the Center Camp was being set up. By this time next week, there will be a whole new layer of them.

That's August, one of the littlest Burners on the playa, with his mom, Drew.
That's August, one of the littlest Burners on the playa, with his mom, Drew.

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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