I post a new fire hydrant image every day. Not always a new fire hydrant, but always a new take on things. I started this project on Twitter (@Fire_Hydrants) in May 2011 as a way to stay grounded after the death of my husband. My interest in fire hydrants as a photography subject goes back more than a decade and remains strong! It's all about aesthetics, community, and seeing what is often overlooked.
Virtually all the images are taken and edited on my iPhone.
I hope you'll follow Daily Fire Hydrant and enjoy seeing the world through this mundane lens as much as I do.
On Twitter @Fire_Hydrants and @kmarysmith on Instagram.
Hit with a hammer (or something) repeatedly. Paint like this looks like it will easily flake off. Not. It’s hard as cement.
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SF is finally cracking down on spray painting fire hydrants. $4,000 a pop to repaint — first replace the original hydrant, than take it to the shop to have the paint sanded off, then repaint and return. The spray painted hydrants, apart from any aesthetic failings, are also a public safety hazard as the markings the SFFD rely on are obscured.