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Expressions of Beauty at Alchemy 2011

The spirit of creativity and the joy of free expression is the foundation of Burning Man and the regional festivals that have formed from it’s inspiration.

With that spirit in mind I asked this lovely woman to let me capture her expressions of that freedom and her inner beauty at the Alchemy burn in 2011.

Images behind the cut and as you already know, They’re NSFW.  Tasteful and beautiful nudity abounds in this set.

A Fiery Heart. A Beautiful Woman.

The beautiful and vibrant Nikki standing before a fire-art display at a regional Burn.   Unlike most of the photos I post here, this one is a composite of two photos from two different Burns.  A lot of Photoshop and Lightroom work to get this one just right.

Behind the fold to protect the soft virginal eyeballs of HR drones everywhere.

Jess enjoying the wind and sun on top of Effigy hill at Alchemy this year.

I had a chance to shoot Jess up on top of Effigy hill at Alchemy this year.  The  cool breezes, warm sun and beautiful skies were just too perfect to not use as a backdrop for one of my most beautiful regular models.

Image and link to the gallery are after the cut to save on heart medication for HR departments and other prudes who explode at the sight of a boob.   Enjoy.

A little panorama of the Alchemy burn this year.

I got adventurous this year and climbed my fat butt to the top of the Effigy on Saturday afternoon.  From there I was able to take a 180 degree series of photos of the entire burn.   A little playing around in Microsoft’s ICE software and this is the result.  Enjoy.

Panoramic shot taken from atop the Effigy on Saturday afternoon at Alchemy 2011.

Panoramic shot taken from atop the Effigy on Saturday afternoon at Alchemy 2011.

Alchemy 2011

Another year, another Alchemy.   Once again I spent a wonderfully peaceful time at or near my camp.  What meanderings I did enjoy took me up to the effigy or down to Camp Science and Camp Sheherazade.

We’re still unpacking and recovering so all of my photos aren’t prepped yet.  Here are a few that stood out during my initial load and first pass.  Enjoy.

Full gallery from Alchemy 2011 is here.

Firebreather giving breath to a dragon shaped flame.

Giving breath to a dragon!


A pretty lady named Angel in a top hat.

Angel in a top hat and boots.


A pirate on stilts.

A pirate on stilts; your argument is invalid.


It's windy up on top of the Effigy.

It's windy up here!