This is Wasteland Weekend. Civilisation has ceased to exist as we know it. The world has turned in on itself and society has collapsed, it’s a truly wild world where bounty hunters rule the land. There are pockets of survivors living on scraps and wandering in tribes bartering for their existence.
Wasteland Weekend is a fully immersive post-apocalyptic festival held annually in the middle of the Mojave desert, California – miles from anything or anyone. My assistant and I spent four days at the festival shooting under the searing desert sun, stopping only for lunch when temperatures entered the mid-forties, the nearest place to get lunch was about five miles from the festival!
Thank you to everyone who stopped to let me take their portraits, Morgan for assisting in the incredible heat and dust, and to Ryan & Jared at the festival for your hospitality.