Awesome things and Burningman – Part 1
Hello creative people. If you’ve not met me yet, my name is Andrew Miller and I’m a producer from this website www.CircusCompetition.com, and also a photographer at www.awesomephotography.ca.
I put a variety of images in different galleries.
Please enjoy the work I’m sharing and read the little article I wrote down below. And please share this blog around so I can get these photos to the owners of the art shown here. If you’re art is featured here, send me an email for a high rez version of your art.
For five years I have bundled my things, and wound my way across the continent to line up with the thousands who enter playa. Each year I begin my journey into one of the greatest meccas of artistic energy known on earth. There I discover a literal circus world. I return to a community bound by cooperation and there I photograph great wonders.
If you do not yet already know, Burningman is a participant run event. The dominant source of art, culture, and creation is brought by the attendees themselves. Take for example the Alien Siege Machine art project seen in this photo.
This art piece assembled by a easily a monument worth several hundred thousand dollars in costs and labor. Then it was burned down in a glorious mock battle with a massive display of fireworks and explosions. Dozens of foot soldiers wielded handheld rockets that fired upon this alien invader, and a train of mutant art vehicles (worth hundreds of thousands of dollars themselves) raged around flinging fire at this threatening piece of art. I would say from birth to demise this project was a million dollar presentation primarily put on by attendees.
The Alien Siege Machine despite is name, is a great example of human co-operation and ingenuity to make something spectacular for the benefit of all.
Keep track of their project on their Facebook page. They previously build a giant Trojan horse which burned nicely as well.
Back to a more personal perspective, it is because of projects like this that I do what I do. I am building the North American Circus Competition, and A World of Circus art contest produced on this website. It’s to bring a community together so that they can build the art and industry that they wish they had. I’ve taken the leap and invested the last 2 years of my life constructing these projects, and they are in many ways my own personal Burningman art piece.