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Danish photographer and director Anders Overgaard first went to Burning Man on assignment, but when he returned and looked through his images (snapshots of the ash-covered grounds in the morning, people embracing in celebration, and the sheer freedom that’s only really seen at Burning Man), Overgaard knew he couldn’t use them commercially.

Instead, the former Bruce Weber assistant compiled his images into one behind-the-scenes look at the festival, a book called Nothing Left Behind.

Burning Man has a set of 10 principles on which the festival is based: Radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, participation, immediacy, and the most important of all: leaving no trace behind, which gives Overgaard’s book its name.

Browse through the images above, then buy Nothing Left Behind below.

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