The Temple of Transition’s burn at Burning Man 2011

About 6 minutes after the burn started giant burning ash chunks started to rain down. We moved back. There was no argument: it was really hot and the danger was clear. The crowd cooperated with the Rangers and Temple crew

About the author: Michael Holden

Michael Holden

Michael Holden is a photographer from Seattle, WA. He has successfully avoided having a playa name for 16 years. He likes chihuahuas, sushi, fast RAM, cheap hard drives and prime lenses. Ask him anything by emailing