Collaborative Concept Photo Project at Burning Man 2004

  1. Think of how you want the world to be different.
  2. Think of an image that will help society to change in that way.
  3. If you come up with image (from your brain or from this list), then send me an email and we'll take that picture on the playa at Burning Man.

Do you want to help question societies views on the US flag, body image, Race, War, and the issues that you feel most deeply about?

Some rules are important to question. Can your brain come up with either silly yummy-fun or serious ideas that will help with this cause? Is there some issue that's deeply personal to you? Would you like to be the subject of a photograph like this?

The photographs are for a book project, so there are release forms. All the photographs are to be taken at Burning Man against a white (or in some rare cases black) background.

The photographs should have some story behind them. They should engage the brain. They should be more then just fashion.

This is a Supersnail cooperative project.

Photo Ideas

Body Paint

We have simple tempera paint at supersnail camp. Our supplies are somewhat random though. Ideally bring your own body paint, but if you don't you can see if supersnail camp has what's needed. In most cases simple tempera (kids poster paint) is cheap and works really well for photographs.

If there's anybody out there who's going to be doing air brush body painting (and has the air brush and all), I'd love to plan out some shots together.

Political photo ideas

Past Supersnail Photographs

You can click on many of the small photographs on this page to see that large version.

Here are some past supersnail portraits...
2001 Portraits
2000 Portraits
1999 Portraits
1998 Portraits

plans from 2003
The 2002 and 2003 photos are still in progress. The time that was supposed to go to making sure everybody got their photos went to creating the book. It'll happen in time though. In time all who were photographed will get their pictures. Almost all the folks who made it into the book were sent email or physical pictures. Sorry I'm slow with the others. The book is about done and scouting for an agent/publisher will happen soon.

Help us create a book!

Other thoughts