Here's pages 30-31 of Snap Decisions. This is another example of the News chapter in my book. The portrait on the right is one of my favorites. A grab shot, I caught as Anchorage Fire Captain Jim Kenshalo left a smoking building.
Over the years Kenshalo and I became friendly and, as a Captain, had the authority to hoist me up on the aerial ladder to take photos overlooking a fire scene.
The photo of my Girdwood friend Gary Young was shot at a house fire behind the apartment where I was living at the time. The hard flash and black & white image made me think of those 1940's street photos taken by New York City photographer Arthur Fellig, aka Weegee. (Check out his book Naked City sometime...)