Ladder Company 8

Walking by Ladder Company 8, affectionately known for being the Ghost Buster Fire Station in the movie, you can’t help but notice the old melted phones on wall.  I was curious as to what that was all about and asked the fireman standing at his post.  He explained to me that in the past they were able to take them as a memento of sorts from the fires they had put out.  He went on to say they are no longer able to do this, it’s now against the law, and stay as a reminder of the past. 

You also can’t help notice the board on the wall still with the date of September 10, 2001.  A fitting tribute to the men who had served that day and presumably still on duty the next day.  Somber as a thought that is I think we are all grateful that there are those willing to go into dangerous situations that most run from.  Thank you.

  The Wall

The Wall

  Rotary

Rotary

  Burnt Buttons

Burnt Buttons

Developing images such as these in black and white add a timeless and almost haunting quality.  I always let the subject move me as to how I see the final image.  Sometimes I envision vidid colors, sometimes somber.  Every photo I take becomes my personal perspective and creative expression, how can it not be.

Susan Marie