Spike TV will be premiering a new show in March called COAL about coal miners in West Virginia. It’s created by Thom Beers the man behind Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men and looks like it will be just as compelling. I was asked to go down to WV to shoot portraits of the miners to be used in the promotional campaign for the show, which just launched. It was a very interesting window into a world to hang out with these guys and see what they do. It’s not for wusses. Here are a few of the portraits from the campaign and also a link to the online trailer for the show. I will certainly be watching on March 30.

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