We’ve got a special treat for you today. Our tutor, Chris, is going to talk to us about long-term projects, and how spending months with a group of firefighters enabled him to capture some fantastic images.

Take it away, Chris.

Back in 2010, during my final year of study at university for one of my final folio pieces, I decided to document the country fire authority; to see what it took to be a firefighter. I spent 5 months over the year travelling 2 hours each time to reach the base where they were stationed to document their lives whilst on base. The recruits had 6 months of intensive training, where they learned the skills required to fight fires.

photojournalism course london project inferno by chris chan

(c) Chris Chan