— JOIN a Burning Man 2008 collaborative photograph shoot
— If you're interested in
shooting or helping with a party or being matched with a photographer to collaborate
The "wdydwyd?" project got started at Burning Man in 2004. Over 500 burners have been featured answering, "Why do you do what you do?" in Polaroids.
There is a 68-foot exhibit on the surrounding wall of Center Camp this year.
Now we're expanding the project to many other photographers, different styles (incl digital and video), and all-around more collaborative. It's a great way to meet new burners, participate in a big collaborative art project... even if you're not a photographer (you can partner with one).
More examples of past images here
— feedback welcomed
— post below (but, you'll only get further info if you register
1) IN ADVANCE,
we'll recruit burners in two general groups
and Others (non-photogs)
Photographers can either shoot alone, or they can pair with others (a nice way to meet people). And, this project works particularly well for collaborative teams of a photographer + another person or two.
2) REGISTER ON SITE
as a "collaborating artist"— any day at 1:00pm
— Center Camp — Tuesday thru Friday (we'll be there for at least 30 min, maybe more). Look for the "wdydwyd?" sign (or) banner. Note: You only need to show up once to get started.
a) Get registered — Burning Man requires all cameras to be registered, but instead of going thru MediaMecca, we are deputized to give everyone a tag for "officially" using their camera.
b) Get supplies — sharpies & card-stock sign w/ subj release, tips
c) Pair with a collaborator (optional)
d) Get advice, tips or just friendly chat w/ wdydwyd organizers & meetup with Flickr members & others
— anytime, anywhere — on your own. Go ask people, "wdydwyd?" and photograph them with their response.
(exact time TBD – check wdydwyd exhibit on Center Camp fence for final specs) — probably THURS 8-10PM
> We'll project images that people have taken Tues-Thurs
> We'll have a pull-up art car with a sound system and great music
5) RETURN RELEASES
(anytime day or night)
thru a mail slot in the wdydwyd exhibit on the back fence of Center Camp (which will be clearly marked).
6) AFTER Burning Man
> Possibly be in a wdydwyd book (no specs yet... way in the future)
> Exhibit your images around Center Camp in 2009!
Add your name/email to regestration form
. It helps us keep organized and not leave anyone out!
Feel free to recruit others spontaneously & bring them to Center Camp at 1:00pm Tues–Fri.
These two photos are from the process of shooting wdydwyd portraits on the playa '06 & '07.
(but you could do it anyway you want)