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Heroes Continued

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 7 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.


Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

http://www.ralphjones313.com/

STEED from D, France

Tired but proud.....Excellent !!

7 Sep 2011 6:36am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice portrait

7 Sep 2011 8:31am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Is this series taken during practice or real fires? If the latter how do you get such extraordinary access? Do you have a press pass?

7 Sep 2011 9:21am

@Zorilla: No all of these fires are real. I am a member of the National Press Photographer's Association but I rarely use that credential. I have photographed so many fires that I am known by many of the fire fighters. Unless there are hazardous materials at the site of the fire I am usually allowed access.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

5 stars..i'm fan!!

7 Sep 2011 10:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like it's time for a breather! A strong portrait shot Ralph! ;-)

7 Sep 2011 11:36am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent. Another fine portrait !

7 Sep 2011 11:57am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderfully captured ... AGAIN! I'm sorry your exif data doesn't show, as I would find it interesting.

7 Sep 2011 3:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Capture of a very exhausted hero who has fought a great fire. Wonderful portrait!

7 Sep 2011 4:23pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great serie!

7 Sep 2011 5:20pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this series about these noble workers !

7 Sep 2011 5:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This poor guy loks exhausted...so emotional are these images - I am so amazed by their dedication and perserverance!! Fantastic shot, Ralph...
Did your concert get rained out??

7 Sep 2011 6:11pm

acm from St. Louis, United States

These last two have been so strong! I love that you've chosen to honor such true heros in our society.

7 Sep 2011 6:16pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Our kids at school have been talking about 9/11 and Heros this week because of it being close to the 10th anniversary and the signing of the Constitution.....It is so amazing to hear how little they know being 4th and 5th graders about 9/11 but we are determined to keep it alive for them to learn. One little girl in our class was born just as the second plane hit the second tower :(

8 Sep 2011 1:37am

@Sandy Weston: :( It is sad that they will never know the world as it was.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow! Another special shot of a special hero! Love it!

8 Sep 2011 2:52am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

So your the honorary guy. No wonder you get all these spectacular shots. I bet they enjoy having you around. Keep up the good work, Ralph.

8 Sep 2011 3:57am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I can almost feel the tiredness this man must experience at the scene of a fire; yes, he is a hero. You are an excellent photo-chronicler of these guys. I'm serious in saying maybe their faces could go in a book - do you have releases?

8 Sep 2011 3:40pm

Tom from Stekene, Belgium

beautifull portrait. Very nice work.

8 Sep 2011 7:35pm

David from Detroit, United States

This guy has been through the wringer, for sure!

9 Sep 2011 12:53am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

I love all these images - do you publish them?

9 Sep 2011 4:15pm

@M@ndy: Mandy I am thinking along those lines, I have quite a few images of fire fighters. Let's just say it's a work in progress.