For my feature news project, I decided to shoot someone close to me who has had a huge impact on my life. This is Connor Pickett, a local reserve firefighter.
A part of passing the fire academy is learning to put your turnouts on in less than 1 minute. Connor's current record is 28 seconds. The turnouts help establish social context. Connor always has a large red bad filled with his turnout and a gear everywhere he goes, and this is a norm for all firefighters.
Connor graduated and received his bag June 6, 2016.
One struggle I had with this assignment is Connor is very tall, and I'm short. A step ladder would have came in handy. But taking a photo from this angle helps show how tall he is.