Whether you've been to Burning Man or are just Burn-curious, you'll enjoy images by photographer Mckay Jaffe (aka "I Must Be Dead") which were captured at the Burning Man festival. Best known for his portraits, here Jaffe also shares images of the bigger picture -- the playa, the large art pieces which adorn the Burning Man playground, the temple, and yes, some Burners, too. Some of the images are captured in beautiful simplicity, and some Jaffee has manipulated and transformed into mesmerizing abstract reflections of movement and color.
McKay Jaffe began taking photographs as a way to preserve memories. Somewhere along the line, he began using photography to create them. His images of people and places are fantastical, beautiful, and sometimes disturbing. For Jaffe, life is about action and learning. He steps out into the world, or steps into a room. He sets a scene, and he chooses the confines of a composition. The camera is his tool, and he uses it with expertise. All of these actions support the resulting image, and that image is a moment of learning and action made tangible and lasting. Jaffe’s work is dreamlike and compelling, and it is also often nightmarish and haunting.