A week ago, I had the chance to go scout a location with Steve Chastain of Expressions Photography for a night photography class he is teaching. The location is amazing and the ‘prop’ that is going to be used is historic. His class will be shooting in and around a DC-3 plane that carried paratroopers during World War II. This plane still has the original seatbelts used during WWII. A sense of awe and respect came over me as I stood where so many of those brave men stood before me.
And if that was all there was to this plane’s story, that would be enough. But it has found a new life and a new mission with Remote Area Medical. RAM, for short, was founded by Stan Brock. RAM’s mission statement (from their website):
The Remote Area Medical® (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.
This organization is amazing. In this day where it feels as though everyone is out for themselves, RAM is doing everything it can to bring hope to the remote areas of the US and the world.
Enjoy a few photos from our scouting trip. I will hopefully post a few more from the class as I will be assisting with lights and other general photographic needs that night.
A big thanks to RAM for allowing us this amazing opportunity to photograph this amazing part of American History.