Photographing Heroes

This past weekend I had the privilege of photographing the South Oldham Firedepartment. My director friend Mike Vance (http://themikevance.com/) was shooting a commercial for the local fire department and asked if I wanted to come along to capture behind the scenes shots and production stills of the shoot. 

Mike Vance and Qaaim Nayyir on location

Mike Vance and Qaaim Nayyir on location

Mike Vance

Mike Vance

Mike Vance, commercial film director

Mike Vance, commercial film director

We shot some still and video portraits both in the fire station and on the "crash" location. The whole idea behind the commercial was to highlight the volunteer fighters and that anyone can volunteer as a firefighter. 

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The second location was a staged crash site on a closed off road. We had them spray some water in the air to mimic rain, and combined with the beautiful Kentucky sunset we got some really awesome images!

Here is a slideshow of my picks from the shoot.

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