Click to preview Brief Encounters on The Playa photo book

Brief Encounters on the Playa is a small collection of portraits I have done at Burning Man over the past 13 years. They are all done in a studio setting isolating the participants from outside Burning Man influences.
In my Theme camp, Free Photography Zone, each person photographed is given a Polaroid print and then photographed on 2 1/4x2 3/4" black and white film. As of 2009 I have done approximately 24,000 photographs.

If you come to Burning Man please come by the camp and have your photograph done.

The book is sold through Blurb at $75 or through me for $100 which includes a signed copy and an original fine art print.

You may contact me at


About the Author

John Brennan
playa Santa Clara, CA , USA
I have been a professional commercial photographer for over 30 years. Actually closer to 35 now but I stopped counting long ago. I own and operate a large, 3,500 sq ft. studio in Santa Clara CA where I produce photography for business, architects and publications. Whenever time permits I photograph people.

Publish Date  March 09, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  74 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

Comments (1)


ISO600 says

HI! we're leading the 1°Italian Instant festival, in October in Milan. It will be very important and the first in europe to and in the contempoarry art day. we'll have shows, performance, conferences, workshops, the museum of polaroid cameras and also we'll have a space dedicated to publications on the instant photographyt.
If you want to be among the protagonists of this festival with your book. write to: info.polaroiders [at] (set subjet: "iso600: pubblication-your name surname") to have more information.
Hope to hear soon from you,

posted at 12:19pm Jul 04 PST


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