The shoot originally came about when I had photographed Master Sergeant Matt Small's family photo session here on Okinawa and when he told me what he did for a living I thought it would be awesome to take a portrait of him in his suit doing his job. Matt was able to pull some strings and make it happen. But I didn't think we would also have access to various types of bombs, smoke grenades, and bomb disarming robots etc..
Heres a few images from the shoot. I wanted to make the smoke and some of the images look a bit grungy and edgy so applied some effects in Nik Color efex pro.
The photos were sent off to the EOD foundation head quarters in the US and they were nice enough to send me out a thank you letter and also an EOD collectors coin.
Eventually I plan to put together a Military action type portrait print series or photo book once I get a few more shoots like this under my belt.
Click the link below to be taken to the Petapixel page featuring my shoot!