Hi, how’s you’re week going? It’s been going fine out here, thanks! We’re making tons of progress getting things ready for you. Here’s a little collection of this and that, pics that fell through the cracks. … And hey, keep those cards and letters coming! BRC is kind of a lonely outpost right now, and when there’s an announcement at the morning meeting that “you’ve got mail!’ — the real kind, the kind you can touch and feel — well, it’s a pretty good thing. So make the people you’re missing feel good; send them a note or a lollipop or whatever. It’ll make their day.
John Curley (that's me) has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 I spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. I loved it, and I've been doing it ever since.
I was a newspaper person in a previous life, and I spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle. At the time I left, in 2007, I was the deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since then, I've turned a passion for photography into a second career. I shoot for editorial, commercial and private clients, and I'm especially fond of shooting weddings. I'm also the editor at large of the Tasting Panel magazine, which is devoted to the beverage industry. I've also taught a bit, including two years at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and a year at San Francisco State University.
I live on a (house)boat in Alameda, California.