Friday, May 9, 2014

Eyes on the road, Afrikaburn 2014

A long post.

copyright mikebellphotography 2014

Mat and myself decided it was time to take some time and blow some dollar on petrol.
It's always interesting traveling with mat and there's nobody I'd rather spend the many road hours with.

I intended to go to Afrikaburn and come back with some incredible portraits, 
I didn't do that. I actually didn't shoot one while I was there.
There was the issue of electricity and batteries but it wasn't that, It was my first year
at the burn and actually had no clue what it was about.

I embraced it and it took a while to understand, but I feel like I got involved. 
I ended up shooting some timelapses for an ETV edit, which is where a lot 
of my photographs are from. 

Recently been pretty hateful, and going to a place where it's kinda "hugs 'n drugs" was something that I had to adjust to. It changed my perspective on a few things, which is great. For now.
Well, it was a huge distraction too.

The kilometers helped. We traveled over 3200km and 500km of some of the coolest dirt roads, drove through the night, almost flattened a porcupine, tented hard, cycled through the desert, ramped the colt, nearly killed myself cycling down a scenic mountain pass, survived a sand storm and got locked in a bed 'n breakfast.

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