Safety Comes In Many Different Forms | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Safety comes in many different forms, sizes, events, people and procedures.  Every day at every job safety procedures are in place and meant to be followed.  From safety glasses that are worn to protect your eyes to posters around the job site promoting safety.  Look around you now while you are reading this post and see if there is anything in your immediate vicinity  that you can do to make your job site a more safe environment.


Quiet Times Underground When Going Electric | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Yesterday I had a quick chance to photograph Sandvik’s LH514E Electric Loader  at Goldcorps Hoyle Pond Mine in Timmins Ontario.  Noise levels are significantly reduced when comparing Electric to Diesel. 

This image was created by Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

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Making The Mundane Look Impressive | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Last week I was at Lopes LTD in Coniston Ontario photographing their latest project.  This piece is HUGE and you can’t really gauge just how big it is so I thought I would add myself to an image for scale to show the enormity of this fabrication.  I had to add some lighting to the environment to draw your attention to the subject which could be lost with just the ambient lighting.  

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So Don, What Do You Do At The Company? | Mining Photographer James Hodgins

I recently found myself in Northern Quebec this past week photographing another unit from the Maclean Engineering lineup in the depths of the Bracemac mine in Matagami.  We had some familiar faces with us again (always a pleasure) and some new ones like Don here pictured below.    We had a good chuckle when I casually asked what Don did at the company while spreading my creton on my toast Thursday morning at breakfast.  Turns out he’s the Founder/owner/big cheese/head honcho…………you get the picture.   Don founded the company in 1973 and has been in the industry since the early 1970’s.  He was also recently inducted into the International Mining Hall Of Fame for his contributions to underground mining.  Of course, we couldn’t leave without me getting a quick portrait of Don  in his glory in the depths of Bracemac Mine.  

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Thanks again for a great shoot and all the wonderful stories we shared over last few days.  
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Just Get The Shot |Mining Industrial Photographer

Within this industry time is the one factor that always seems to be in short supply.  A lot of the time there is a very short window of opportunity to photograph the equipment before it is shipped off to the buyer, like this Joy Global LT 27o unit that I photographed this past Friday in the parking lot of the Sudbury Joy Global Facility.

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My Mining Best of 2015

Cleaning my archives out for 2014 I thought I would post my favorite photo I posted from each month.  I had a great year re-connecting with past clients and starting some strong business relationships with new clients.


I created this photo specifically for this caption.  Taken in Kirkland Lake Ontario

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The Official Opening of Vale’s Totten Mine Sudbury


Another Cover Shot For Mining & Construction Magazine.


Cover image for Modern Mining & Technology


Covering the Northern Mine Rescue Competition


Photographing for Dumas


Photographing for Ledcor




Photographing Vale’s Bee’s


Being a part of the Dumas Crew again.

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Take Your Kid To Work Day



Kicking off the end of the year working with New Client Joy Global


Thanks to all my past clients.  Looking forward to this years operations.



See You In 2015

It’s been a great year working with everyone and I have enjoyed the images I have created for you throughout the past year. Looking forward to working with new and existing clients throughout 2015.
I have been waiting to post this image I  created last year and thought today would be the perfect time.  Happy New Year Everyone.  James

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