Los Angeles-based art director Bill Hornstein enjoys working with both portrait and landscape photography. In 2012 Hornstein had the opportunity to marry the two and photograph Burning Man, an annual week-long art event and temporary community based in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
Larry Harvey and friends initiated the first bonfire in 1986 at Baker Beach in San Francisco with only 20 people in attendance. They burned an eight-foot wooden man. They had no rules or regulations. This year the man will be 40-foot tall, the number of participants will exceed 56,000, and complicated regulations are in place to allow for radical self-expression in the form of art installations, theme camps and mutant vehicles while maintaining a space of safety and security.
Considering the artistic explosion at Burning Man, the extreme weather conditions and the alien landscape of the Black Rock Desert, it is clear why Bill Hornstein was eager to photograph the event, and we are excited to feature his work in our upcoming Photography Annual 2014 competition.
The competition features the most compelling and influential photography of the year. Prizes consist of platinum, gold and silver awards, with winning entries published in the Photography Annual 2014.
To submit your own work to the Photography Annual 2014 competition, click here. But don’t wait! The final deadline for entry submissions is coming up.