Horsethief Canyon Firefighters

Its been a long 2 weeks here in Jackson.  A few days ago I was putting my valuables together with the anticipation of having to evacuate my house.  Not a fun thing to do really.  Fortunately, due the extremely hard work and dedication of the firefighters and favorable conditions, the Horsethief Canyon Fire is mostly contained.  The men and women who make up the firefighter teams are real life heroes.  They literally saved our town.  I decided last week to go out and meet a few of them.  These folks are extremely dedicated and very humble.  Over the course of a few days I was able to capture about 90 or so of these individuals.  It was a great experience to meet them and learn about their occupations.  It takes a tremendous amount of team work across many organizations to manage an incident.  I have created a gallery of the entire edit which you can view at the link below and I posted a brief edit of some of my favorites here.  I hope you will take a few minutes to view the portraits and connect with these heroes who saved Jackson!

view complete gallery here:


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February 15, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Taylor - Thanks Keith! What a fine group of people this is. It was a pleasure getting to know more about the Wildland Firefighters.

February 15, 2013 - 12:37 pm

keith pugh - this is great i worked with alot of those guys and gals on the horsethief its nice to see people be recognized for their hard work

October 26, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Pam - Thank you for taking such beautiful portraits. And, thanks again to each of the fire fighters for protecting Jackson and all living there!

October 12, 2012 - 1:26 am

kat - It is so nice to see so many faces that we saw every day
the staff at the Lexington

October 2, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Anna Cooper - Taylor, these pictures are great!! What a wonderful idea to take these pictures and show the town who to give many thanks to! Brilliant!

September 29, 2012 - 8:35 am

Jeanne Westerlund - what a work of art! honoring a VERY deserving group of people! thank you!

September 28, 2012 - 9:44 am

Carole A. Lusser - thank you so much for these photos. thank you firefighters, men & women who put your lives on the line, your long hours and dirty, scary work that you do.
Carole Lusser
Driggs, Idaho
& Rantoul, Illinois

September 26, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Kris - I’m pleasantly surprised at the number of woman. Thanks to all!

September 26, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Wanona L. Merrill - These are wonderful pictures and I respect each and every person who help fight fires all over the country. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for helping save our town!!! Your dedication, hard work and being away from your families to save others is praised by all of us. God Bless you and keep you all safe!

September 26, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Mary Cernicek - Amazing faces of fire. Nice photos.

September 26, 2012 - 1:44 pm

the egg - these are absolutely amazing! thanks for capturing.
and thank you fire fighters!!!

xo the egg out west.

September 26, 2012 - 11:51 am

Marla Bosworth - Love the photos! Thank you to all who worked hard to contain the fires.

September 26, 2012 - 9:25 am

Kathie Chandler - thank you each and every one of you!!!!

September 26, 2012 - 12:18 am

Abra Alani - These are great! What an awesome tribute to some very important people.

September 25, 2012 - 11:39 pm

Priscilla Rose Cuddy - Impressive talent. A lovely tribute that is well deserved. Thanks to you. Thanks to them.

September 25, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Jackie - Love these photos and thank you for sharing with us!

September 25, 2012 - 8:40 pm

Kelly - Thank you so much! I was very touched by these photos! And of course, all of their hard work!

September 25, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Katherine @ Grass Stains - My dad, Fred Tollison, is friends with your dad, and my sister Sarah lives in Jackson. Dad’s been sharing your photos with us over the last few weeks, as your dad has emailed links to him. You have a rare and beautiful talent! Thanks for sharing.

September 25, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Taylor - Thanks Chris!

September 25, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Chris D. - Nice body of work Taylor. Very poignant, real, dignified.

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