SomewhatBent Images


This collection, “FIRE”, is dedicated to the men and women who risk themselves every day to preserve life and property. These images are part of a much larger body of work, still underway, to be published in book form upon completion.

The photographs in this collection are minimally post-processed by design. Many of them were taken under very low light conditions and display a level of dark grittiness. This wasn’t manipulated out because it reflects the conditions firefighters face every day.


Blessings – Fire


Training 3


Training 2


Training 1


Station 39


Station 38 Arch


Station 38


Station 35


Smith Tower Triangle

A wandering, wondering dreamer, Roberta Mander was born with questions in her eyes. She has since sought answers to her questions through many lenses.

As an ophthalmic medical technician she learned the importance of enhancing others' view of the world.

As a pilot, poet, writer and adventurer she surveyed her world from inside, outside, above and beyond before injuries brought her back to earth.

Through her work in photography, Robbie says she is moving "from disability to possibility".

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