2019 — Mumbai, India
About this series
This is a personal project that was made possible with the help of Lavaanya Garg, a Mumbai based producer. I was in India photographing a fair, I saw a female firefighter pass by in a truck. I did some research, and came across the Wadala Fire Station in Mumbai, one of the few gender-integrated fire brigades in India. In addition to meeting the physical strength requirements of the historically male-oriented job, these women also bring a unique feminine sensibility to their profession, something that I was hoping to capture. After I spent some time at the station, it became clear to me that this feminine sensibility needed to be the string that tied the story together. I tried to highlight this aspect, without making it the main focal point.
Photographer: Nico Therin
Based in: France – California, USA
Nico Therin is a France and California based photographer. Nico grew up in a small coastal town in the South West of France and moved to Los Angeles when he was twenty to follow his highschool sweetheart. He ended up discovering his passion for photography while in school and spent several years assisting dozens of photographers while shooting personal projects around the world. Recognition of Nico’s personal work ultimately helped launch his career in advertising, where he now shoots campaigns for major brands. Nico was recently named one of PDN’s 30. He is now an American citizen, and still lives with his highschool sweetheart and their baby girl, Tulie June.
Nico’s inspiration comes from familiar fragments of everyday life. He is drawn to things that bring people together, taking a collaborative approach with his subjects to celebrate them, most often through movement and proximity. Nico’s goal is to capture familiar moments in a unique way through his intimate style of photography. He works swiftly and collaboratively, bringing a sense of curiosity and open-mindedness to projects.