Texas-based Photographer Mike Whitten
Join Arash for a captivating conversation with photographer Mike Whitten, as the two explore the culture of photography at regional Burns and Burning Man. Having recently resettled in Austin, Texas, Mike shares his experiences shooting since the film days and reflects on his 20-year fascination with Burning Man before finally capturing moments on the playa. In this candid discussion (pun a little intended), Arash and Mike delve into the emotional impact of photography and explore some ethical frameworks photographers could potentially implement both on and off playa. Arash and Mike share insights into the nuances of taking candid photographs and the paramount importance of obtaining consent, highlighting the intersection of creativity, respect, and community values when capturing moments at Burns like Freezerburn and YOUtopia.
This episode was produced by Kim Loop and recorded in Austin, Texas.
Arash visits Austin and explores Texas burn culture with The Brimstone Society
Members of The Brimstone Society chat with Arash about that Gerlach regional, Austin's Burning Flipside (the world’s first regional burn), the evolution of Austin's Freezurburn, the importance of coordinated safety efforts and other adventures in Texas burn culture. Closing set by travisBREAKS (Lava Lounge)
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