Peter Ruprecht on Burning Man
Peter Ruprecht is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker and is currently in charge of Digital Strategy at WDDG, a leading Interactive Media Agency. Before joining WDDG, Peter was Vice President of Interactive and New Media for the global lifestyle and fashion company Marc Ecko Enterprises. In 2004, Peter co-founded Forza Films, a South American documentary production company that has produced work for leading networks. Peter has also had a long-standing career consulting companies of stature, including Merrill Lynch, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Opera Solutions. Born in Argentina, Peter was raised in Vermont and attended Dartmouth College. He was ranked as a top skier in the United States and has traveled the world extensively.
First time you went to BM and how does it change each time you have been?
2009 was the first year that I went to BM. The first year was a mixture of frenetic discovery as well as very intimate experiences with the small group that I went with. This year there were come pleasant changes and some not so pleasant ones. More pleasant than not for sure though. I met many many more people this year because I wasn’t 100% overwhelmed with taking in all the newness. But this year I saw a lot of “run-ins” with the police. This was certainly not as present last year.
- Robot Heart Sunrise Sets!
- Circus Maximus Performances
- All the people I met at Overkill.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
- in photography: Robert Whiteman
- in life: the Dalai Lama
- at burning man: the overall vibe
What would be a dream project or shoot for you?
Traveling the world for Conde Nast
Anything else you'd like to share with our audience?
if you have a chance to go to Burning Man go. If you have the chance to travel anywhere go.. few regrets ever come from expanding your horizons