I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to interact with so many amazing non-human beings as
well as some wonderful human beings. Your work is most impressive. Thank you for the link, and keep documenting such extraordinary events - you certainly have a good eye for composition even in what
must be very dramatic circumstances.
Ian Redmond, Independent Wildlife Consultant, Author, Lecturer and Photographer
"It's with great pleasure that I recommend Bruce William-Burden's work as a photographer at Critical Images Photography. He recently captured a civil-military operation on camera and the quality of his work was phenomenal. He had a way of capturing the essence of the exercise, the people, and the moment. He is a quality person producing quality results."
Vice President of Operations at OSF HealthCare
Green Bay, Wisconsin Area
Vice President of Operations at OSF HealthCare/HeartCare Midwest
My friend Bruce, your website is inspiring!
Professor Isaac Ashkenazi MD, MSc, MPA,
Retired Colonel, the Israeli Defense Forces
International Expert for Crisis Management & Leadership
Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
"Bruce has provided us with some outstanding photos that help to document our exercises and events. He has been an valuable asset to our working groups with his perspective of details that are best looked at more than once."
Terry Clark, Director at Citizen Corps Council of Island County,
National Medical Reserve Corps Association
“I had the pleasure of working with Bruce during a national security exercise in the Puget Sound and needed quality,real-time photos of first responders in action. Bruce delivered in spades. He's reliable, quick and affordable. I would highly recommend him for any type of high-resolution, action photos for any number of circumstances or needs."
Media Relations Advisor at Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"Some great shots there. I particularly loved the one of the dog being hoisted up."
Karl Marlantes, New York Times Best-Selling author of "Matterhorn" and "What It Is Like To Go To War"
“Loved the pictures Bruce, really appreciate what you do. As to your site, it showcases your work very well and is noteworthy for not only variety, but composition. I'll be following it!”
LtCol James L. Vance USMC (Ret)
Vance Communications, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Jared Woods, Northwest Incident Management Team
"Nicely done, Bruce! And, with a good sense of humor!"
Richard Tom Sizemore, III, M.D., Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Preparedness & Response US Department of Health and Human Services
"Very nice. It looks like you have been busy."
Kim Crumbo, Director
Grand Canyon Wildlands Council
"Exceptionally well done!"
Dr. Art Schmitt, Author of " We Thought We Were Invincible."
Alan Vickery, Assistant Chief, Seattle Fire Department
"Very good pics, Bruce! Thanks for sharing. I was a firefighter for six years so I really like the pics you took of the training.”
Wally Beddoe, VP Operations - SIX Financial Information USA Inc.
On July, 10th, 2014 I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside of Bruce during our Tri-Ace Disaster exercise here at Seattle/Tacoma Airport. The drill involved hundreds of first responders, 310 actors playing the role of the Aircraft crash victims (7 of which were amputees) and the largest air branch ever assembled in this area, which included rotary wing air assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Washington State Air National Guard, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department, King County Sheriff’s Department and Airlift NW.
Typically the Tri-Ace Drill (Tri-annual Aircraft Collision Exercise) has approximately 120-130 victims; the FAA standard is 100 victims as per the FAA. We decided to boost that number up to 300-400 victims and add in the complexity of an Air Branch involving all of the agencies listed above.
Due to the magnitude of the drill we needed someone with the experience to document the event for future use for not only the after action report but for also the out briefings with various agencies associated with the drill.
Planning this drill took the core team approx. 9 months, which involved weekly meetings to ensure that all the points of interest were met and the photo documentation was part of those meetings. It had to be someone that had the experience to capture all of the finer points of the Exercise and that it made sense to the viewer. Bruce did just that and understood exactly what we needed and delivered in fine fashion.
We here at the Port of Seattle were extremely pleased with the work Mr. Williams-Burden did for our organization, his attention to detail helped document a historic event here at the Port and it will always be greatly appreciated.
Keith Taylor,AsstistantChief Port of Seattle Fire Department