Chance meeting with a pro photographer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by entropicremnants, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    Real Name:
    John Griggs
    We had an incident at the steel mill where I work which I will NOT discuss so don't ask, but we required the local emergency responders to come. Knowing what's inside our plant, they arrived IN FORCE.

    The fully credentialed photographer came with them wearing both a Nikon D4 and a D800 with big zooms and went to work, but he couldn't enter the building without a hard hat so I gave him one of mine -- but also my photography business card, lol.

    He's a great guy and we had a long chat afterward. His name is John J. Randolph and he is a retired policeman who also worked for Reuters News Agency photographing NFL games.

    Here's some samples of his work:

    Aerial rescue


    Bomb squad checks suspicious package

    He definitely gets to shoot fun stuff these days!
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Cool story. I'm just curious, was this guy working for the local press, or was he just hanging out with the firefighters looking for something exciting to shoot?
  3. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    Real Name:
    John Griggs
    He's not press -- he works for the Delaware Department of Public safety though not as an employee. He has credentials as a photographer for several agencies there.

    He was called in to be there in case it was more than it was. In fact, I might characterize the magnitude of the emergency response as "over the top" -- but better too many than too few.