I'm James Marabello. I've been a professional firefighter with the City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts for almost 24 years. I have also been a professional freelance broadcast TV camera operator for over 13 years.
My love for photography and firefighting ran parallel from the early '80's until about 1995. During the early and mid '80's until the very early '90's the fire load around Fitchburg was pretty heavy, especially for the size of the area. I have finally undertaken the task of beginning to scan thousands of negatives from around the area and have begun reorganizing and updating all the old negatives.
With my belated conversion to digital imaging, and the drastic reduction in building fires, my main focus is now on landscape and travel photography. I am lucky enough to have been to some fairly exotic and varied locales due to my television travels, although it has significantly slowed in the last couple years. I recently acquired a Leica IIIf and Voigtlander Bessa-L rangefinder to get back to shooting B&W.
Most of the old fire photos were shot with Nikon FM, FM2, F, F2, and F3 through the years.
For any photography related question email me: firstdueproductions at gmail and follow my personal twitter account: @jbella299