Wildfire Pics

is creating photos.
Select a membership level
per month
Friends get access to my "Behind the Pictures" blog.
per month
Supporters will get access to special video updates. A swag kit of t-shirt and sticker.
per month

Patrons will get access to special video updates and 2 free prints from the gallery each year and the swag kit of a t-shirt and sticker. Plus your name is added to the patrons list on wilffirepics.com & wildfirepics.news.




per month

About Wildfire Pics

Hi, I’m Neal. I am a photojournalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been shooting documentary and community news oriented photojournalism for about ten years.

In the spring of 2008, the Summit fire broke out while I was working on a story in the mountains of Santa Cruz. Since the fire’s perimeter was less than a mile from the community where I was shooting—I raced up there to see how it was affecting them.

The Summit fire was the first wildfire I shot.

I was hooked after spending a few hours that night with one of the strike teams battling the fire.
The images on this website show the arduous struggle of the firefighters as they battle blaze after blaze. These fires can be both beautiful and destructive.

My images are not meant to glorify the loss that these fires cause but instead to show the power of a raging wildfire which changes and shapes nature for all of us.

Those of us that live in California (and other parts of the Western USA) know just how destructive and disruptive these disasters can be. Most of us, however never get to see these blazes up close as they are tearing across the country—we only get to see the destruction left behind.

My hope is that these images will serve to teach those of us who live in fire country just how dangerous these events can be.

Because of the changing nature of journalism in the US in the past decade it has become harder and harder to make a living covering these types of news events. By becoming a patron of Wildfire Pics you help me continue my coverage of these fearsome acts of nature, and you will get access to some of my "behind the picture" posts and videos.

Thanks for your support and I'll see you on the fire line!

$0 of $800 per month
If we get $800 a month in backing we will add a 360 VR camera to our setup and offer that content exclusively here.
1 of 1