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Dave Mills is a photographer based in Southern California specializing in Wildland Fire and commercial/corporate work. Dave has traveled to remote forests and rangeland locations enduring extreme temperatures and smoke carrying gear needed for safety, sustenance, and to perform the assignments. For the past ten years Dave has covered hundreds of Wildland Fires throughout California.


Mark Holtzman is the pilot and photographer of West Coast Aerial Photography, Inc. His work has been recognized internationally: winning awards in photojournalism competitions (such as World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International), published in well-known periodicals (such as The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and Sports Illustrated), and have been on display at multiple exhibitions at the Annenberg Space for Photography, where Mark has presented at the Iris Night Lecture Series.


Ray Ford is an outdoor and wildfire writer and photographer for and has covered every major wildfire in the Santa Barbara County area for the past several decades. He is author of “Santa Barbara Wildfires”, a historical account of the major area wildfires from the 1950s through the 1990s as well as three books on area hiking, mountain biking and road riding.


Jack Platner is a Malibu born photographer who now splits his time between Venice and New York. His work has been featured in well known publications such as Vogue. Platner has also toured with band’s such as Irontom and RHCP and assisted both Petra Collins and Daniel Regan.


Brandon Buckley picked up photography 2 and a half years ago. Since then he has frequently contributed to LAFD public information office and LAFD Grapevine magazine, as well as LAFD Firefighter’s Union. His photos have also been used in numerous arson investigations.



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Profile for Malibu Magazine

January/February 2019  

January/February 2019