Larry Shapiro is a professional photographer whose comprehensive portfolio includes commercial photography, event photography, portraiture, and fire photography. His career spans almost 40 years. His work is deeply embedded in the fire service and includes apparatus photography, fire personnel portraiture, fire scenes, rescues, and other emergency scenes. He has authored nine books, most of which are fire service related. He currently is involved in the creation of commercial calendars featuring fire scene photography.
Through discussions with photographers from across the country, Larry created this blog to fill a need that was identified. While there are a vast number of sites on the web where people post images of fire scenes, trying to search for those scenes brings up thousands of hits. Similar keywords which include fire trucks, firemen, and fire scenes, tend to increase this number. Many of these results are not directly relevant to the search.
FireScenes.Net was created as a hub for photographers to have a place where people all over the world can view fire scene images. This also allows photographers to see the work of others and keep up with fires, without having to navigate through dozens of sites.