A HARD DAYS WORK
©1997 SKY HIGH PRODUCTIONS
This was the fourth piece in my fire
art collection. When the Dept of Transportation decided to widen
a road, Route 522, They sent in a few fire companies to burn down
seven houses that sat in a quarter mile radius. I took three camera,
color and black & white. I shot seven rolls. This was done
before I had the computer equipment to do the pieces, so they
sat for five years until I had the idea of giving something to
the fire departments. I created six pieces of art from my photo
shoot. For each print bought, 30% of the proceeds will be donated
to a local fire company.
For a fire fighter, when surrounded
by fire, all you can see is color and darkness. I wanted to capture
that sight of pure color coming from the black. Sort of like a
scratch board. I also wanted to create the look I saw from the
burning oil rigs in Kuwait. Simply fire in the background. With
an unconcerned figure walking by in the foreground.
This was a daytime color photograph
that I blew out the contrasts and earth tones. The fighter came
from a line of fighters entering one of the houses.