French photographer Fred Goudon has captured the beautiful French firefighters of Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders), an organization that provides humanitarian aid worldwide, for a stunning 2016 calendar to raise money for their excellent cause.
“For me and for many others, firefighters are heroes,” Goudon told The Local. “Every single day, these guys are out there saving people’s lives. And they’re all so nice, so strong… and you can see it in the pictures that there is a kind of pride in them that others don’t have.”
Goudon told the Huffington Post that he hand-selected each man who appears in the calendar, which took nearly a year to complete.
“French firefighters are incredibly sexy and maybe it’s the uniform, or their bodies, but they’re also very friendly. Someone can be photographic, but there has to be something more to them, something deeper about their soul. They need to have a beautiful mind.”
“They have a certain pride in what they do, but I understand it,” he said. “They see horrible, crazy things every day that most of us never see.”
Check out some of the most stunning shots from the calendar below, and pick up your own copy via the Pompiers Sans Frontières website.