Station 38 - Josh by Brad Coleman
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Station 38 - Josh

December 11, 2017

“People really have no idea what we truly see or do. We constantly meet people on the worst day of their life. There’s much that we don't talk about, so much we see that we don’t want to think about ever again. So being in a position to help those people makes it all worthwhile."

I spent a day with some friends, both old and new, at Houston Fire Department’s Station 38. They worked with me to create portraits between some really good fajitas and numerous calls to “catch a run” (which I quickly learned meant everyone dropped what they were doing, no matter what that was, to jump in the truck and head out to “make a location”). I’ve never experienced anything quite like Station 38: I was drawn into their light-hearted yet deep camaraderie, pure desire to save others in distress, and unmatched courage. Hearing their stories was something I’ll never forget.

Einstein strobe in medium octabox camera left

42mm · f/6.3 · 1/160s · ISO 400
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