I spent a week at the Salton Sea in the lead-up to President's Day weekend shooting timelapse in the area, and capped it off with a weekend-long party at Hitchhiker's Camp. This is not an event, although it's the seventh year this celebration of disorganization has taken place. Everybody just shows up and brings with them what they need to use for themselves or would like to contribute to the group as a whole, and is free to do pretty much whatever they'd like, interspersed with swimming in the aqueduct, bathing in hot springs, setting fires, and partying all night. At the end of the weekend, we torched a car.
Photography by Hal Bergman
Music by Chris Rose and Robert Quijano.