A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout
Photographer Gary Yost hauled 120 pounds of photographic gear to the Gardner Lookout, on the East Paek of Mt. Tamalpais. His video documents the life of a fire lookout, keeping watch over the San Francisco Bay area over the course of two days.
It’s a lengthy video, but very well worth it… especially if you need to slow down the pace of your day.
Watching this video made me think a bit about how we spend our time, how we spend our days. There are jobs… and then there is this job.
Here’s a great description by Yost about his experience:
More information on the video’s creator, and the process here.
// Side note: Yost has a pretty interesting background, and I can’t seem to shake the idea that his name seems really familiar to me. Maybe it’s the Atari connection, but I feel like it’s something else. I feel like I’ve heard his name somewhere before…