NSFW PHOTOESSAY: A Post-Apocalyptic World at Wasteland Weekend

Some photos contain nudity in a non-sexual context. 

The largest post-apocalyptic festival in the world, Wasteland Weekend, takes place annually in the Mojave Desert in California. It's filled with cool cars, intricate costumes, bartering and bounty hunters. Come one, come all, but no jeans or tortoise shell glasses allowed.

A wedding in the Thunderdome

Remnants of a pre-apocalyptic world for sale including porn, Coca-Cola, and comics

Wasteland Elvis

Cannibal burlesque by Pangaea, a queer cabaret from LA

Nuclear Bombshells Burlesque troop performing by firelight

Last Chance Casino, a 21+ area for bottle top gambling and drinks if you can impress the bartenders with entertainment.

A fight in the Thunderdome

Gladiatorial combat

There was a swimwear contest on a ship built from pieces of the one used in Waterworld...

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Molly

Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

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