Photos and videos of some of Buffalo's bravest
Below are various photos and videos from photographer Lloyd MItchell while at various Buffalo fire scenes. Enjoy as you browse and be sure to read the information on Lloyd's first book, "Working The Job in Brooklyn and Buffalo".
Images from Buffalo and Brooklyn are compiled in Lloyd's first book, "Working The Job in Brooklyn and Buffalo". Click on the image below to preview it and place your order.
All photos are used with permission from Lloyd Mitchell Photography.
Lloyd Mitchell is a freelance photographer whose photos of firefighters at work began as a change of pace. “I started taking photography classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at the age of 15. The camp counselor thought I was good. The rest is history. I have worked with my community newspaper in Brooklyn for the last two summers. During the summer of my sophomore year, I wanted to work on a project different from things I had worked on during the school year. So I started to photograph firefighters. I would take portraits of them after jobs. I would drop the photos off to them. I didn’t expect the project to last two more summers.” “The project has been of fun. I’ve met a lot of amazing and down to earth people. My purpose of the project was I want people to understand what they go through on a daily tour. I have more of an artistic feeling to my images. I want my photos to tell an overall story. I don’t feel scared behind the lens. These people aren’t scared to run into a burning building.” You can follow Lloyd's work here and at his photography website.