Fire Roundup

Seal River, Manitoba, 1994 ©Russell Kaye

A couple of thoughts today about fire and it's power and beauty and also the heroes that attempt to extinguish them. I'm not sure why this all came up today except that I was thinking about these images when fellow photographer Eric Ellis of SimplePhoto sent out a link to photos of the wildfires that are burning out in California. I also ran into friends Suellen and Allison and Allison's band Super Hooligan is playing a benefit remembrance/tribute to the firepeople for the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. And finally, I've been fascinated by David Grann's New Yorker story last week about Todd Willingham and Fire. Willingham was on death row in Texas for the arosn/murder of his three infant children - the fire forensics science that Grann recounts are fascinating and have proven that Texas put an innocent man to death. Here's the links:

David Grann on Todd Willingham
Super Holligan at Masquerade for Fuel the Fire 9/11 Show
Eric's Link to California Fire Images

And finally another couple of fire images from my library...
Seal River, Manitoba, 1994 ©Russell Kaye

1 comment:

Texas Moratorium Network said...

Sign a petition to Governor Rick Perry and the State of Texas to acknowledge that the fire in the Cameron Todd Willingham case was not arson, therefore no crime was committed and on February 17, 2004, Texas executed an innocent man.