Micajah Truitt

Yosemite Tree
Archival Ink Jet Print with split-tone appearance
10.25″ x 8.25″ x 0″
Mt. Baldy Tree
Archival Ink Jet Print with split-tone appearance
12.5″ x 10″ x 0″

Since 2003, I have been a member of the San Bernardino Cave & Technical Rescue Team. It is a Search & Rescue Team with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. I have been working on a documentary project that tries to capture commitment, skill, and world that these team members participate in. During trainings and missions, I hold the role of participant, and the role of photographer. This is a long-term project. Over time, I am developing a series of images that shows various aspects of how these team members operate and work together. The images are taken from helicopters, while being suspended on rope, underground in caves and mines, and other environments such as snow-covered mountains. I also photograph many of the team members in their personal adventures such as mountaineering, rock climbing, canyoneering, and caving.