In 1999 (or pre 9-11), British photographer Simon Roberts went deep into the Nevada desert to shoot some of the stunning images you see here. Called Desert Blast, the set shows incredible photos from a secret meeting of pyrotechnic enthusiasts who had gathered together to fire off high explosives, home-made bombs and c-grade fireworks. This series, along with his follow-up series Winter Blast were a part of the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Photography's exhibition This Land is Your Land, a group show that brought to light the significantly altered political and cultural landscape post 9-11.
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