Paul Addis, The Man Accused of Setting Fire to Burning Man

Labor Day Weekend BBQ

Labor Day Weekend BBQ

Labor Day Weekend BBQ

Labor Day Weekend BBQ

On Sunday our friends had a Labor Day Weekend BBQ at their home in San Francisco. They invited a special guest, Paul Addis, the man who has been accused of setting fire to Burning Man on Tuesday. The last time I saw Paul was at our Laughing Squid Paradise Lost event in July. Needless to say a lot has changed in his life since then. I shot a few photos of Paul, the first photos of him taken since his infamous mug shot.

I also offered Paul the chance to say something on video. Up until now, he has only spoken about the “incident” in print and on the radio. I did not ask any questions, I just turned the camera on and let Paul speak his mind. In the video, Paul talks about what he wants to do with the last 30 seconds of his 15 minutes of fame.

UPDATE: On Sunday, October 28th 2007 Paul Addis was arrested for allegedly planning to set fire to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

photo credit: Scott Beale

Written by Scott Beale

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