Sudbury Ontario

Making The Grade | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

I spent a good hour photographing Alicia and her grader while visiting Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine all the while asking her about her job, background and the mining life she is now a part of.  When people love their jobs, the company they work for, and the people they are working with the results show through in the images I create for them.


Electric Vehicles Have Found A Home Under The Earth | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Recently I found myself at Glencore’s Nickel Rim South Mine photographing another of Maclean Engineering’s Electric Fleet.  I am always thrilled to create images for Macleans and I was even more thrilled to finally find my way underground at Nickel Rim where I was pleasantly surprised by the organization and cleanliness of the mine (yes, I notice everything).  While electric vehicles are starting to become more and more popular in the mining industry, testing all the applications and variables for maximum efficiency is still the key factors in R & D.  For more information check out Stuart Listers (Director of Marketing & Communications) recently published Linkedin post “UX Meets EV”


Safety Starts With Visibility | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

If you are at the American Exploration And Mining Association Convention #aema17 at the moment, please take the time visit my friend Don at Booth 750.  Xglo led striplighting in my opinion is a great product for any mine especially in high traffic areas.  I have photographed the before/after and installation of these lights and the results are  “night and day”.  When there is high visibility at the workplace safety issues decline but don’t take my word for it, visit Don and see for yourself. Tell him I said hi.




Adding Motion to my Mining Industrial Images : Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

When I photographed the Sherp a few months ago I had been tinkering with the idea of photomotion and incorporating it into my images. During this photoshoot, I intentionally wanted to place the Sherp in water so that I could show some motion in this image later on. Well I finally had some free time to play around with it and  I think this is one of those features that you will see more from me as time goes on. Stay tuned for more motion images from @miningphotog



Mining Vegetables | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Every now and then  I get requested to photograph images of sustainability, land reclamation and corporate social responsibility for my clients.  I do enjoy these shoots as I get to talk to the land owners and locals about the changes that have been made over the years.    Here are a few images I created for one of my clients while I was visiting Cuba for a tour of the community gardens where a large variety of vegetables were being tended to by local farmers.


Bringing Air To Where It Is Needed The Most | Underground Photographer James Hodgins

Awhile back I wrote about my shoot with Schauenburg  (via creating images for their products, branding and marketing materials.  Ever since that shoot I find myself looking up more often than not while I am underground.  Vent tubing is one thing I really didn’t notice before hand, but now I notice all the different styles, materials and locations of each system at the various mines I am working in.


Inspecting the installation before closing the gap.

Professional images help your companies website retain traffic and viewers interest.


Let’s Talk About Mining, Images, Social Media And Marketing | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Last week I had a great discussion with Trevor Hall of Clear Creek Digital about the mining industry,  and how companies big and small are harnessing the power of social media to get their name/brand out in the open for everyone to see.    In case you missed it check out this link  POWERFUL IMAGES FROM THE MINING INDUSTRY and have a listen to the audio download of our conversation.



The Joy Of Komatsu | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

For the past few years I have photographed many Joy Global’s Mining Fleet  and production here in Northern Ontario.  This past April Joy Global was acquired by Komatsu (read more here) which is another company in which I admire the quality of their products and look forward to hopefully photographing some of their surface equipment as well as the underground.  Along with the quality, the people I have met at Joy have all been a pleasure to work with and photograph.


40 Under Forty | Mining Indudtrial Photographer James Hodgins

40 Under Forty

A few months ago I had photographed Theresa Nyabeze and Gilbert Lamarche for Vale and their #40underforty achievement.
I have photographed these 2 individuals in the past and it was a pleasure to do so again for an accomplishment such as this.

The 40 Under Forty Awards bring recognition to those that bring positive changes to their industry and to the community.

Congratulations again Theresa & Gilbert, well deserved.

To read more info on each of these recipients and the 40 Under Forty Award visit these links below: and

#sudbury40underforty #mining #colemanmine #vale #miningphotog #40underforty
#miningpeople #womeninmining #miningpeopleinternational #miners #theresanyabeze
#gilbertlamarche #photography #jameshodgins #northernbusiness

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