Just before the earthquake destroyed the Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, there was an exhibition of modern and old Firefighting equipment in Cathedral Plein. There the author met this retired Fireman in his old fashioned uniform. I estimated him to be approx 85 – 90 years old. He gave the author verbal permission to photograph and paint his portrait.
The author then portrayed him as if he had just finished firefighting a huge blaze..