Portrait of a Bombero by photosbytony

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.0" x 8.0"
Medium 15.0" x 12.0"
Large 20.0" x 16.0"
X large 25.0" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Featured in “The Human Condition” 4/4/11
Featured in “All Street Portraiture” 4/9/11
Featured in “Hat Heads” 8/19/11
Featured in “Film Photography” 8/23/11
Featured in “High Quality Images” 8/24/11
Featured in the “Emergency Services Group” 8/25/11
Featured in “Kairos” 8/29/11

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Looking out over the scene after the firefight has been won. Mexico City, Mexico Early 70’s

I love their helmets, they remind me of Roman soldiers and represent somehow the philosophy of
going to the heart of the fire and putting it out as opposed to containing and letting it burn itself out so indicative of the culture when I lived there.

Nikkormat 50mm lens Tri-X film


  • moyo
    moyoalmost 4 years ago

    fantastic portrait of an emotionally tense moment, tony. great use of dof.

  • Thank You Ursa, I have to admit the first time I thought about digging out my old negatives and having them scanned was when I first saw your work. Thank You, it has been fun and very nostalgic! tony

    – photosbytony

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    He does resemble a Roman soldier, only kinder and gentler. A Fight well-won by this brave heart and his fellows. Wonderful image.

  • Thank You Fran, brave and courageous they were! tony

    – photosbytony

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    nice character study and after action capture. super selective focus to isolate the subject from background. i envy you digging up all this old gold my friend.

    it looks to me to be a little more like a japanese samurai helmet

  • Thanks JK, yes it is fun and brings back a lot of great memories. Not just about the photos but of a pretty special time in my life and a country I fell in love with. The helmay reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time
    Kagemusha Nominated for two Oscars, directed & written by the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa who also did the “Seven Samurai”. And the analogy still applies so I’ll go with the anciant warriors of Japan. :)) tony

    – photosbytony

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image & work

  • Thank You Martina! tony

    – photosbytony

  • moyo
    moyoalmost 4 years ago

    wow! i feel honoured. good photography is timeless.

  • It is timeless and has brought back many good memories! tony

    – photosbytony

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 4 years ago

    quite special!! The B&W presentation adds much character to an already rich portrait. Bravo!

  • Thank You Phil! tony

    – photosbytony

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    excellent capture!

  • Thank You Lisa! tony

    – photosbytony

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at The Human Condition!

  • Thank You Colin, a true honor to be included in a great collection of photographs! tony

    – photosbytony

  • Allen Gray
    Allen Grayalmost 4 years ago

    And my structure helmet is a kevlar shell, with protective neckflap and clear perspex face sheild! Helemts like this we only get to see in a museum! Great flash back to ‘yeter-years’!

  • I loved those helmets photographically! :) tony

    – photosbytony

  • faceart
    faceartalmost 4 years ago

  • Two at once, I am honored!!! tony

    – photosbytony

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