This is Double’s fourth burn and despite a 27-year career as a professional photographer he had never packed a camera until he was commissioned to shoot this photo essay. Feeling that having a lens between himself and the art would make the experience less immediate, he chose to participate in other art projects, such as the building of a giant anti-cathedral defined only by its columns and arches in 2007, and the introduction of a London Routemaster bus which plied a time-tabled route around the site in 2009.
Pictured: “The Neverwas Haul” is a mobile, three-storey Victorian house with interior rooms and staircases. Kathy and Shannon O’Hare, from Vallejo, California, originally planned a post-apocalyptic Californian Victorian house on tank tracks roaming the desert floor. The tank tracks had to be ditched because they would damage the Playa. Instead “The Neverwas Haul” became a Casey Jones-style train