Welcome to the world of wildfire photography, a profession filled with furnace-hot temperatures, heart-stopping moments and opportunities to help others and show the world the intensity of the 21st-century wildfires tearing across California's landscape a
Award-winning wildfire photographer Matthew Henderson turns his camera toward the devastation of the Kincade Fire.
What led him to the forefront of his profession was a leap of faith. In 1989, Philip Blenkinsop left a relatively secure position as a staff photographer at The Australian, sold his 1964 Austin Healey Sprite, and bought two Leica cameras and a one-way ticket to Bangkok. It was a decision born of artistic frustration.
The first thing I noticed on going to see Joao at the Walter Reed (after all the uniforms, of course) is that there are dispensers with antiseptic hand gel everywhere. And god forbid you try to enter a patient’s room without cleaning your hands. The obsessive hygiene is like a sickness itself, to the ignorant eye, what with people washing their hands compulsively. The bacteria they most fear is a little critter called Acinetobacter baumannii.