Wes Drelleshak tackled the improbable at Biltwell's Slab City Riot. His task: to document the characters and machines that infiltrated this wasteland in all their beer-soaked glory. This included setting up several thousand dollar's worth of high-end camera gear in the desert, then parading small groups of freaks—some ours, some local—in front of his lens. Through the wrestling, fireworks, heckling and mayhem, Wes was able to create nearly 200 portraits. Here is a sample of that work.
If you were at the Slab City Riot, some of these portraits may be of you. Wes has published all of them on Flickr. If you want to buy a high-quality 8x10 print, Wes will sell you one for $30.00 shipped.
The Slab City Riot Flickr set can be viewed here
You can contact Wes directly at email@example.com
Wes' blog: wesdphotography.blogspot.com
Wes's ChopCult profile