I had the great fortune of meeting Todd by chance while on location for a different project this summer. In the heat of the day he was practicing his moves on the beach when I recognized the flame pad/wick on his baton and asked him if he’d be interested in doing some fire spinning shots at the end of the day and this is what we came up with. After finishing up my other project I picked a location and set up my lights; we both did our final safety checks and it was time to play. We gathered a good crowd of onlookers while he performed and everyone’s been patiently waiting for me to finally get get the resulting pictures posted here.
I love working with performers of all types and fire certainly has an extra wow factor but it’s definitely important to make sure everything is safe before the first torch is lit or flash fired. Too many tragedies happen because people use the wrong fuels and don’t thoroughly inspect their surrounding areas and have proper and adequate extinguishers ready. If you’re interested in doing something like this I’d so much rather help you plan and answer your question than to hear the sirens, smell the smoke and see you on the evening news .