Welcome home. That’s how you’re greeted when entering a remote piece of Nevada desert where real meets surreal in the annual Burning Man festival.
For photographer Victor Habchy the festival started in 2014: “I simply packed my bag and traveled the world to attend this magnificent event. I came alone, but let me tell you something: I never felt lonely for a second,” he told Bored Panda.
For one week that patch of desert is transformed into the most surreal setting where anything goes: “Never in my life have I experienced more love, more freedom, and more self-expression. This place gathers everything that is left from the human dreams and utopia and how, by every individual means, we could work together to build up a better world.“
“I found beauty in every person and I saw myself beautiful too. I have shared so much, and I have been covered of joy, freedom and love. People say you can’t describe what you feel during this festival. However, what they first told me when I arrived is relevant to describe how my week as: ‘Welcome home.’”