the pitch: to the point..BURN.01 is available for online purchase as of now…yes, i am selling this new book and proud of it…the best work of the audience here on Burn is featured along with a smattering of iconic legends….25 photo essays by both legends and emerging photographers alike… and two thought provoking  text pieces…..above, holding copies of the 300 page, printed in Italy, collector edition (1000 copies) are my students from the loft workshop which i do every year right here…frankly, a typical class for me and my Burn demographic….the best of times for all…the photographers above will present their work on Friday evening right after the Bruce Davidson show right here in my apartment…see announcement below..

the are two choices below for payment…editions are the same…we just are trying to keep the shipping costs to you as low as possible in the same way we priced out the production quality and sales price…this is a good deal..no businessmen among us..

even though BURN 01 is not inexpensive, it is the very best we could do,  and even at this price the only way we could do this special edition was with support from a few individual donors here, who prefer to remain anonymous….the donors here go un-named but they have been dream donors….zero requests…..they like Burn as it is and fund for that reason….and one of the most generous donors is from the readership here, whom i have never even met, nor Anton…no questions, no interview….

so both Anton and i are very proud of our businesses relationship between you and us….hell, everybody works for free…Anton Kusters, Haik Mesropian, Anna Barry Jester, Diego Orlando, Mike Courvoisier, Kerry Payne, Michelle Smith, Germana Lavagna, …hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of theoretically salaried work…no joke….these are smart folks….so i gotta pay em……eventually…sooner rather than later…and , oh yes, do not forget we pay the photographers who are published on Burn…..

so please, if you feel anything about Burn at all, sponsor this book and help us out in whatever way you can..damn, this has been a ride from the beginning ..right? anybody who knows Burn from the outside/inside knows that we are an open book…….our crew worked hard…Anton on design of course, Diego rode the presses watching over every detail, Anna did all the research etc…everybody did their bit

here is my belief:

i think YOU will make BURN 01  a classic just by buying it….1000 copies in the first edition…so, c’mon help revolutionize the biz just by buying BURN 01…think about it….rightfully and respectfully honors the icons, but mostly celebrates the young leading edge photographers of tomorrow…who can argue with that one?

i do hope to see some of you, but not all of you, at the Davidson/student/Burn 01 launch (see below)…i will give you the show of shows….but then again, i will bet you already know that….




Buy BURN.01 here:

USA, Canada, Mexico


Rest of World



For volume puchases (over 10 copies), please contact Diego Orlando directly at diego@burnmagazine.org



475 Kent-1Rooftop Burn Headquarters                                                                                                                 Photo by Michael Loyd Young


Welcome to a new

BURN event


Bruce Davidson – Outside/Inside


please join us Friday evening, September 24th, for a celebration….we are celebrating Bruce Davidson’s career and his new book Outside/Inside…Bruce will present his work at the Burn loft space 475 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, buzz 607….Bruce is the warm up presentation for my students who will present their work following Bruce’s show …this is all part of my annual one week loft workshop…..

i want to thank also photographers  Steve McCurry, Chris Anderson, Tim Heatherington,  Editors Susan Welchman (NatGeo), Jim Estrin (New York Times), Tina Ahrens (Emphas.Is) who spent classroom time with my students who each worked on their own projects throughout the week….

we are celebrating  also the collected work from the audience here on Burn with the launch of BURN. 01, our new collector print magazine/book….so the night will be rare air as you may imagine….please rsvp for this event and fiesta to follow by placing a comment right here under “comments”…a simple “yes” will do…

as is our norm, the door will be locked at 9pm for a respectful presentation of the work….you gotta be on time to get in…serious…so get here no earlier than 8pm for a cold beer and a friendly chat…tight window , but it is the only way this can work….thanks….

full moon rooftop party will follow the slide show  presentations…helping us out just a bit by bringing your favorite refreshments always appreciated….


– david alan harvey-

313 Responses to “BURN.01 LIMITED EDITION (SOLD OUT)”

  • Before you read the attached, my apologies if you are a vegan. I do not wish to offend, which is a dumb thing to say, considering that if I did not wish to offend, I would have said nothing. But be that as it may…

    Now I would prefer not to point fingers here, but there’s a great, yes, even an abyssal, a word I am using here for the first time, even though it’s the wrong word to use here, given that I will not be talking about a credibility gap as I originally planned to, but something else entirely, but I like abyssal, so it stays in; I like it because it is both short and polysyllabic, unlike polysyllabic, which is not short, but is definitely polysyllabic in the best sense of the word; (end of digression; thank you for your patience. If you have lost your place, something that is always possible, given the length of these digressions, please start from the last word in this digression from the digression. Ready? Okay, here we go…even a tremendous) double standard at work in American public life. We do not choose to recognize this double standard for fear it will ask us for money or the use of the family car on Saturday night, but whether we recognize it or not, the double standard is there, when it is not next door annoying the neighbors’ dog. On the one hand, society castigates athletes roundly for their use of steroids, and rightfully so, I think; the habitual use of performance enhancing substances compels the average sports fan to wonder if what they are watching at sports venues and on their television sets is the result of training, hard work, and the human desire to excel, or the entirely predictable outcome of ingesting this year’s line of new and improved pharmaceuticals.

    The abuse of steroids and other such drugs calls into question the validity of every sports record broken over the past few years, for when one wishes to debate whether Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds was the better home run hitter, Ruth’s supporters can point out that he achieved his record without any help from his pharmacist, unless you include bartenders, hot dog vendors, bookies, tarts, trollops, harlots and strumpets as falling under the rubric of pharmacist; it’s a mental leap, to be sure, and there’s no small amount of cognitive dissonance involved, but you can always scrape the dissonance off your shoes on the welcome mat outside before you come in and track it all over the carpet. And yes, I know about Hank Aaron hitting more home runs than Babe Ruth; I was in the bathroom when Aaron hit number 715; but Aaron’s always lived a clean, upstanding sort of life devoid of drugs, drinking, and the usual causes of scandal, with plenty of exercise and good nutrition, and if I used him as an example then I couldn’t use the words strumpet and trollop in this sentence, as the underlying concept behind those words was more or less obsolete by the time Aaron hit his last home run back in the 1970’s, and I was looking forward to working them in somewhere before the end of this sentence of three to six months in the county jail.

    That Major League Baseball, among other professional sports, is finally doing something to restore some credibility to the playing field is belated, to be sure, but welcome nonetheless. This new determination to do something about artificial enhancement in professional sports stands in direct contrast with the widespread attitude of ‘everyone does it so it must be okay’ one finds everywhere in agriculture. There is not a category of fruit and vegetable anywhere in the country that growers, often with the connivance of major agribusiness and chemical companies, have not enhanced using chemicals that would get any athlete caught using them banned from their sport immediately, if not kill them outright. Yet these very same chemical companies routinely boast in television commercials on public television, among other places, which is supposed to be commercial free, but isn’t, not by a long shot, about how their product will turn any plant from arugula to zucchini into a full-blown, oversized, record-breaking, pistil-packing behemoth of botany.

    This laissez-faire attitude towards chemical enhancement raises all manner of disturbing questions about modern American society, if you think about it too much, and trust me, I have. How can the nation’s youth, the future movers and shakers and insurance executives trying to get out of paying off the policies on all that moving and shaking, acquire a decent respect for the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship when 4-H clubs throughout the land encourage the youngsters in their charge to use artificial means to bolster plant growth in order to win blue ribbons? As Napoleon once pointed out, some people will do amazing things just to get a piece of ribbon, but should we in our modern age encourage unethical behavior simply because a short faux Frenchman thought it was a good idea two centuries ago? And this casual attitude towards chemical, and now genetic, alteration of plants bespeaks a dark and disturbing undertone in out attitudes towards plant life in general.

    We scream foul when a ballplayer uses a steroid or when someone dopes a racehorse, yet no one says anything about the horrors routinely inflicted upon plants. Even the average vegan, one of a group who should take an ethical stand against the abuse of plants, will shout vigorously against genetically modified food and then go straight home and eat organic spinach for supper. The vegan so caught out will proclaim the organic nature of his spinach, but the spinach’s background makes no difference here; organic or not, it is still sacrificed on the altar of human need, often with oil and vinegar or some organic ranch dressing, if there is such a thing. The spinach does not care why the vegan eats it; the vegan’s motivation for eating the spinach is not the point here; the spinach, in its death throes, knows only that the vegan is eating it, and so it perishes in the same state of atavistic horror we would feel watching a great white shark devour our best friend, but not our best friend’s annoying little brother; human solidarity stretches only so far. Obviously the care and loving kindness vegans lavish on animals is not extended to fruits and vegetables, which vegans treat with the same utilitarian ruthlessness that the rest of us treat pigs and cattle, although we treat our fellow flesh-eaters without the snotty self-righteousness that marks the vegan’s relationship with others.

    There are few groups in American life more smugly annoying than vegans, always excluding the editorial board of the New York Times, of course, who more or less have a lock on the smug market in the northeastern portion of this our Great Republic, and seeing vegans on television always, for me, at any rate, makes me wish I could emulate the woman in the Roald Dahl story who clubs her adulterous husband to death with a frozen leg of lamb and then, after cooking it, serves the evidence to the police officers investigating the husband’s death. If you haven’t ever felt that way then you’re a better person than I am. There’s nothing I can do about vegans except wish they could all perish horribly under a ton of cold cuts, I suppose, but I keep these opinions to myself; we live in a democracy, after all, and even herbivores have rights, as long as they have two legs.

  • Did not know if this has been seen or mentioned….

    Photographer Daniel Morel And Agence France-Press Will Come To Court

    The NPPA attorney’s take is interesting and should stand as a warning.

  • Isn’t that great?
    Burn01 publishes Akaky and still nobody know if he is a real person or just an automated Robot!
    I’m convinced that Akaky IRL exists.. But Akaky?
    Either way, even if it’s a robot.. It’s still a super talented one;)

  • Nice book and nice place (the roof) :) congrats

  • a civilian-mass audience

    PANOS…AKAKY exists…
    he is like…99…100…yeahhh!!!
    or 999 …1000…yeah…!!!
    what can we do…???
    he writes …oh, yeah, he writes…
    he is an academian…like BOBBY,SIDNEY,REIMAR…KATIEEEEE
    and we LOVE them
    cause BURN is a combo…like salmon with souvlakia and pasta with chicken soup…


    P.S …12pack of …”memories”…hooohooo… :)))
    ok…I am making breakfast…

  • a civilian-mass audience

    ok…I see 12 people in the roof…12pack of people…hmmm
    am I right…
    of course there is the photographer…taking the picture
    (hmmm…they are all photographers)…anyway…
    I need my coffee…

    BURN 01…if you don’t like photo books…buy it as a gift…
    and it looks strong…maybe you can use it as a coffee table…hiiihoo


  • a civilian-mass audience

    and the new emerging photographers…6th floor
    goodlooking people…
    I am a proud civilian

    oime…the Universe…BRAVO!!!

  • >Rant Mode OnRant Mode Off<

  • I decided that I would spare Akaky my long rant about the 10 billion animals that suffer every year in factory farms to feed the American people meat.

  • Just ordered my Burn .01. It may have too much authenticity for Vegas .. let’s just hope the committee doesn’t find out. — But can’t wait for it to arrive

  • For Akaky, Jim and the rest of us..
    (strong warning)


  • CHINA DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!:((((((((((

    Trent Reznor – China Dog and Cat Fur Farm Investigation

  • thanks Jim and Panos…

    Akaky, you’re kidding about the vegan thing, right? Otherwise why attack those who do their best to live a peaceful, conscientious lifestyle? why here and why now?

  • Otherwise why attack those who do their best to live a peaceful, conscientious lifestyle? Why here and why now?

    A peaceful, conscientious lifestyle to whom? To the plants? I see what you’re saying: only protein need apply for consideration, only protein has rights. All others need not apply, all others exist to serve the protein masters of the universe. To think I would live to see the day when such hateful sentiments could be expressed here at Burn with apparently no remorse shows just how far down the road the moral rot in this country has gone. As to your second question, why not here and why not now? The cause of botanical liberation is too important to be squashed because some feel that plants should simply accept their lsck of rights without protest. It is always thus with oppressors; the oppression they inflict on others they feel is not only justified, but the natural moral order of the universe. Shameful, shameful. O tempora o mores!

  • Akaky,
    U know how much I love u.. U know that my middle name is controversy and u know I value sense of humor
    more than god.. Right? You also know that lamb is considered vegetable in Greece right?
    Nothing new here.. I was raised to think meat as a necessity on ones diet..
    Since I was a little one the general public idea was that without meat u can’t survive …
    Childhood scars and beliefs are for the rest of our lives.. Haunt us..
    I still struggle with Not adding pastrami in my sandwich..
    But today you made it easy for me..
    After I read your post my decision was extremely easy..
    “Chicken Santa Fe sandwich please…hold the chicken”..
    Thank you..
    I can’t preach.. I’m a sinner.. I relapse .. Then dust my self off and try again..
    Eating , craving meat is like a heroin addiction.. It’s a struggle..
    But you know what.. ???
    Heroin is not a living thing.. It’s not bleeding when u cook it..
    It’s not in pain when u smoke it..
    Although those two (meat and heroin) they have lots in common.. They both ruin your body..
    I’d rather wear a heroin coat than a FUR coat…
    Sad day

  • And if it’s too early for our society to evolve to a higher standard
    ( and it is, this earth is relatively
    A new born)… I do get it.. But , but..
    But , check the above videos and honestly tell me..
    Can’t they at least IMPROVE the conditions on those “farms”

    And Akaky straight to you and I need an answer on this one..
    Why NOT farm raise and eat HUMANS?
    why not???
    We are too many , too fat and I suspect we TASTE better..
    Why at least not give it a try???

  • And it’s obvious why we do not eat humans..
    Because our level of general consciousness is really really low..
    That’s why we “need” religion=Fear of Punishment..
    We need Tabboos.. So we keep our crime levels on an “lower” level..
    See what we do to animals? Rape them, skin them eat them..
    But it’s ok because animals can’t speak, can’t defend themselves , can’t
    Represent themselves to Any court…

  • Why at least not give it a try???

    CSI checking out the refrigerator? That’d be a deterrent, I think.

  • Ok.. Enough .. Back to our regular SALAMI sandwiches..
    1:32pm in LA.. Lunch time..
    I know we celebrate BURN01 in this room..
    but as in real life.. Breaking news are always part of
    the deal..
    Peace everyone and Alaky , big hug and throw that Fur coat away
    please.. Keep your salamaki for now but No Fur..
    And that’s a good start:)

  • Akaky — no hate here,, the concept i think you are posing is indeed interesting…it seems natural (in this world anyway) for things to consume other things… and who’s to say a plant is no less sentient than a cow.. or another human? it’s a good question, and i applaud you for bringing it up… how far does one go to do no harm? where does one draw the line?

    Is it enough to live the most conscientiously one can while being as compassionate and respectful to all forms of life as possible? i certainly hope so.

  • yes plants are living beings…and we all need to eat to survive…im talking about the filthy conditions on those animal farms…Fishing is one thing but the links i posted above is another…

  • it’s funny (not laughing)

    all this talk about vegan and animal farms

    i am just glad we all have something to eat.

  • Panos

    That link to the Chinese dog and cat slaughterhouse,,needs explicit content warnings. I’m traumatised by it.

  • Sorry.. Sometimes I get emo and I don’t know what the ef I’m posting..

  • Joseph Canpbell used to say that veggies are people who like their meat not running…..

  • And then again we have Kosher..
    Ok I give up:)

  • Yep, Imants…. ;-)

    This guy could speak 9 languages, including Sankrit!


  • Sankrit!……… I guess he didn’t have too many live people to converse with

  • ALL..

    for any of you who are in new york and are planning to see Bruce Davidson and his epic Outside/Inside this evening at the loft, please come as close to 8pm as possible…before 8 and we just will not be ready for you…after 9 and the doors will closed….we just have no other way to work this one…we have to prepare the student slide show, get Bruce set up , and well, this is all right down to the wire in terms of timing etc…and of course we are worried about too many people….the loft is looking very very small at the moment….if the weather holds maybe we set this up on the roof …not sure….in any case, i do look forward to seeing many of you tonight…

    cheers, david

  • totally wish i could attend, but alas, will only be there in spirit!

  • Panos, i admire your empathy, and agree: there are many deplorable and inhumane practices occurring in regard to the way humans treat other life forms. And most humans aren’t even really aware of it, or choose to ignore it… the good news is each and every one of us has the power to make a positive change simply by making informed choices.

    have you seen the documentary Earthlings?

  • Panos: And people will resent you for showing them something they can’t do nothing about, or won’t do nothing about, while uttering “we must do something!”.

  • a civilian-mass audience

    8:30… We will be there…some us…Outside…some of us Inside…
    BUT…we will be there…

    P.S please, my BURNIANS…don’t forget to bring your yammies…

    I love you ALL

  • a civilian-mass audience

    8:30… We will be there…some us…Outside…some of us Inside…
    BUT…we will be there…

    P.S please, my BURNIANS…don’t forget to bring your yammies…

    I love you ALL

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Oups…I guess I am excited…:)))

  • My copy just arrived from UPS, love it very happy.

  • yes – may bring two people.

  • Hallo Burn family I’m thoroughly looking forward to attending tonight’s event. My name is John Armah and I run a digital business that allows you to mix multimedia content to make polished videos. I shall be attending with Bridget Nicholls and Heidi Druckmiller.

  • Friday afternoon of a workshop that really works you. Know all of the participants are way happy they survived the week and have an essay worthy of being shown before such illustrious company. Enjoy the rest of the day and this evening. I’m sure each of you know more about yourselves after going through this week.

    Knowing Burn 01 is waiting for me at home makes it easier to leave my vacation. It has been a fruitful trip.

  • Traffic-gods willing, my wife and I will be there!

  • This sounds great, I’ll be there!

  • Just had a quick flip through my copy of Burn01: love the variety of photographic approaches it contains. It’s something you easily miss online, where you are more focused on the day-by-day flow; you just miss the long-term significance, how the essays, one after the other, keep on accumulating and gaining a wider meaning. Some of the essays seen on paper have a completely different taste than their online counterpart (as far as I could remember). In particular Erica’s “The Dark Light of this Nothing” was a really refined multimedia presentation, and now in print is a totally different (but wonderful nonetheless) beast…

    Moreover, the whole book is a thing of beauty: you can feel how each detail has been evaluated and chosen…

    Congratulations to DAH, Anton and to all those who contributed to Burn01. Let’s celebrate tonight! ;)

  • Please send your congrats to Manjari Sharma. Her Shower Project
    has led to an ad campaign. I picked this up in the latest ASMP Bulletin.
    How about that Burnians!!!!

    I wonder where the creatives found her?

  • Everyone have a good time! Wish I could be there!

    AKAKY IRL: No, you don’t, you’re an automated robot.

    AKAKY: Cool. Does that make me a Cylon?

    AKAKY IRL: Nope.

    AKAKY: That bites.

    AKAKY IRL: Sorry. On the other hand, you’re not a Chia pet.

    AKAKY: I guess that’s something. Pretty poor pickings, though.

    AKAKY IRL: It is what it is, dude.

    AKAKY: Damn.

  • Congrats to Manjari Sharma for being able to turn her lovely “Shower Project” into paying work! Well deserved!

    And speaking of BURN proteges who have been able to cash in after being published here, am I the first person to notice that Andrew Harrington, whose photo of an Amur Leopard was published as a single here on April 25, 2009, is being featured in Canon’s ad campaign “Wildlife As Canon Sees It” with a different leopard photo (although it sure looks like the same leopard) in the ad pages of the October 2010 National Geographic magazine? Congratulations, Harry!

  • Sidney, Pomara, how about some links?

  • Sidney, Pomara, how about some links?

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