The assignment was to capture real talent from local communities doing what they do best. We casted an up and coming artist, and a Captain from Decatur Fire and Rescue. The goal was to illustrate the strength and perseverance of these women, and how they handle everything that life throws at them.
We wanted the images to have a very authentic feel. So we decided to photograph the talent in their respective places of business. For the firefighter, the fire engine staged a training drill as it would be in real life. We told our hero to go about business as usual. I followed with the camera, and she was incredible.
Everyone was very happy with the results. It was pretty inspiring for all of us.