The real #highwaytohell :miners working into the#ijen crater to extract sulfur without any protection, for less than 2$/day, a really hard and dangerous work in one of the most incredible parts of our #planetearth !!
It was fascinating to watch this company work their magic atop @oldbaldylighthouse - and I even had the good fortune of chatting with one of the owners. She has been in the architectural sheetmetal fabrication business for 20 years, and is only 40 years old. While the work is certainly dirty and dangerous, it is a unique craft requiring an artist's touch. Which might be the reason I couldn't stop taking their picture. That's her husband and his co-worker on top of the lighthouse. They've traveled all the way from Johnston, Rhode Island, to give the #baldheadislandlighthouse a copper facelift. Kudos to you, Renaissance Cornice. #dirtiestjobs#dangerousjobs#lighthouse
No guts no glory. This guy is hanging from a single line cleaning windows in Chicago with a pretty strong crosswind flinging him left and right. I watched him for a while as he tried to clean the window while literally flying back and forth due to the wind, spinning at the same time. This is the attitude we have to have to succeed at anything! Get out there and get some. How many people would never do this job? How many people would complain that it is too dangerous? Somebody has to do it and just by watching them clean one window I know they are a finisher in life. #freedomdoc#beafinisher#attacklife#norisknoreward#livelifetothefullest#playfullout#killingit#dangerousjobs
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Back to the future. This is one of the very few photographs I didn't shoot as I wasn't around at the time. And despite what you see, neither was Steve Jobs. Imagine the photographs of life underground if everyone took their iPhones to work. Early model it looks like. Confession; this has been photoshopped. I'm not sure what instrument the miner was using here but I could guess it was valuable enough to keep it in a leather protective case. Caged canaries were used to detect methane and other deadly gases that could accumulate in pockets underground. When the bird stopped singing you dropped everything headed for the shaft opening. Other safety instruments were yet to be invented; helmets, glasses included. The fellow in shadow directly behind the central character, is tapping the rock above their work place ensuring there's no loose rock about to fall on them. The miner bending in the foreground is adjusting the rock drill that is attached to the vertical support pole. The one on the far left is taking notes and is probably an underground foreman. The miner next to him maybe using an early water pump to keep dust levels down. #mininglife#undergroundmining#mining#miningaustralia#stevejobs#earlyiphone#dustprevention#hardrockdrilling#blackandwhitephotography#miningpractice#weneedyou#shortlivesmatter#dangerousjobs#heritageaustralia#australianheritage#undergroundresources