Firefighter, Father Of Three, Wakes Up Early To Be An Artist
Rusty Wiles is a firefighter and paramedic working two jobs in Florida, married and with a third baby on the way. Now you might be thinking what we’re doing writing about him? Well, on the side of all this, he’s also an artist who never leaves his camera at home.
Rusty’s muse is Fort Pierce, his hometown in Florida, that’s packed with vibrant colors that caught Rusty’s eye. He documents it on his way to work before his 7:00 shift: “You know how a surfer gets excited when the waves are good,” he explains to Feature Shoot. “The same goes for me when there’s not a cloud in the sky and the sun is out.”
“I was told what I was doing was called minimalism and my compositions were great,” he remembers. “I had to google both of those terms.” But now, he’s far beyond that with an Instagram account enjoyed by almost 40,000 followers.
This reminds us of the vibrant shots from the streets of Istambul by Yener Torun.