This is one group of my neighbors from Burning Man 2011. They were from Michigan and were all so cool and helpful. They came in this huge green church bus which also served as a great platform for seeing what was going on at the Playa. From left to right are Jane, Kevin, Kate, Jordan and Jesse. They don’t know how much I appreciate them welcoming a virgin burner twice their age and showing me the ropes.

Since getting back to reality, we’ve all friended each other on facebook. It’s really cool how you can do that now. I like being able to keep up with people I can only see once a year. The more I travel, the more diverse my friends list becomes.

I think that is important so you’re not conditioned to one singular way of thinking. Experiencing other peoples environments helps keep your mind open to new and alternative ideas, which then expands into newer ideas still.

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  1. Bobby Ennis says:

    Great photo of a nice looking crew! This is what love and community are all about, nowhere is this practiced so well as at BM.

    thanks for sharing Cliff!!!

  2. Dan S. says:

    Thanks for helping out my family Cliff! Hopefully we’ll all get to meet ya someday. Stay dusty.

  3. Bashar A. says:

    Great portrait, out of curiosity: did you use a blue gel on the light? or was that all PP? Love the blue :)

  4. Cliff says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by. The lightsource was actually this LED Glowstick that Jane was dancing with. It was quite a long exposure, so after encouraging them to be really still, I got this shot after about 5 tries.

  5. Alex says:

    Damn, where was I when this was taken :( – But great shot Cliff!!!

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