Three of my favorite people in one photo. Sadly, Tom Sawyer (aka David Walker, aka WACkO) & Larry Harvey have left this plane of reality but Lightning is still going strong for both of them while they go stir up some dust in another part of our multi-dimensional universe!
In honor of Larry, I’m culling through my old photos. In the time I knew him (only 17 years), I NEVER saw him wear a costume or dress “Burning Man-like” (whatever *that* means....but you know what it means). He had his “look” and he stuck to it. He wasn’t going for cool or bleeding edge, his goal was ICONIC. His style did evolve slightly but it was basically a uniform of black jeans, short sleeved embroidered Cubavera shirts, winter-white colored Stetson hat (which he retired a few years back and then he switched to baseball hats), 1970s sunglasses with oversized frames, and ALWAYS carrying his water bottle in a soccer mom’s style sling holder (I called it his “security blanket”). I noticed these details since I was once a buyer @nordstrom and then worked at @wmag & @wwd for almost a decade. Most photos you see of him capture his memorable self-curated image. #nostylistneeded for this #legend
So I was in shock when he showed up in this “Shrimpy the Book Worm” (as he called it) costume. Was it a worm 🐛 or a shrimp 🍤🦐 ? I was confused since isn’t the term for a voracious reader (which he was) a “book worm”? And those huge Harry Potter glasses! Anyway, I just had to share this hilarious photo series for posterity. Swipe & Enjoy! #thankslarry #larryharvey #riplarryharvey #larryday #larryslooks #larryswaterbottle #larryhumor #shrimpy #bookworm #burningman #burningman2015 #blackrockcity #firstcamp #burningmanfamily #industwetrust