‘He was one of a kind’: Burning Man’s beloved, blue-haired photographer — lost to COVID-19
Although Bobby Pin grew up in one of the coldest cities in the U.S., it was also one of the flattest, so he never quite learned to ski.
In mid-March, he decided it was time to learn. He took a beginner’s adult skiing class at Vail Ski Resort while on vacation.
“The thing that I like about Bobby is he would engage. He would be comfortable doing almost anything as long as it was safe,” said Dan Greening, his partner of 10 years.
When Pin tried skiing, he turned out to be one of the best students in class.
“There was one funny moment: He face planted after getting off a chair lift,” said Greening.
Pin’s life was a series of trying new things. It’s why he loved Burning Man, traveling, scuba diving and trying out new hair colors.