My first shoot with The Fire Fighter's Charity perfectly sums up why doing this work is so inspiring. Having the opportunity to collaborate with a client who is so invested in their organization and working with an individual who is so thankful to have benefitted from that charity's services is incredibly rewarding. Mark, the subject of this shoot was the perfect kind of person to have in front of the camera, a genuine individual who is completely himself even with lights and cameras pointed at him and the endless stream of teasing whatsapp messages from his colleagues pinging on his phone. The world of retained firefighters was fascinating to witness, with an alarm going off in the middle of our shoot resulting in multiple new faces appearing within seconds, seemingly out of nowhere. The community spirit of a rural fire station was clear to see and their appreciation and respect for The Fire Fighter's charity was equally evident. There are so many charities that we have never heard of but are integral to our society and you don't need to be part of the fire community to see that The Fire Fighter's Charity is an organization we couldn't live without. It wasn't until this job that I've seriously considered the mental and physical trauma fire fighter's experience and like our other emergency services, this kind of support is vital.