I’ve been on the road shooting for Hecla Mining Company—a client we’ve worked with since 1988. The shoot involved both still photography and film footage taken above and below ground level. Our intrepid shoot team (l to r: Cary Seward and Jim Swoboda from ILF Media, and photographer Jim Van Gundy) is shown at the 5,500-foot level at Hecla’s Lucky Friday silver mine. That’s right: more than a mile underground. We eventually went even lower, to a depth of 6,250 feet. Most people think it’s chilly down there, but it’s actually quite warm, with temperatures hitting the high 80s.