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AC Roc D9 On Top Of Sudbury Road Construction

While I was paused in traffic along Big Nickle Mine Dr. this Atlas Copco Surface Drill caught my eye.   The bright yellow of the drill was in stark contrast to the clouds and I knew it would make an interesting photograph.

Atlas Copco Roc D9

Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.


How Big Is That Bucket?

There is no way to gauge the enormity of these machines  without some comparison. By placing a person in front of the bucket the viewer can gauge the size of the hydraulic shovel.

Canadian Coal Mining photo

Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.



Jumbo Drill Love.

Of all things I love photographing on the mine site  the Jumbo drill takes the cake (until I get to photograph a bucket wheel excavator).  For this image below I used a little back lighting to draw more attention to the operator than to the boom arms.  This photo was created for Dumas at the Young Davidson Mine in Matachewan.

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“James was an absolute pleasure to work with, he is affordable and very accommodating. The photography he produced was exactly what we were looking for, it was high quality and we received our pictures with a short turnaround time. We will definitely hire James again.”

Angela Worobec, Communication Specialist
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A Breakdown Of My Logo

How many of you knew that my logo was created using 3 of my mining industrial images?  I wanted to incorporate some of my work into my brand but I obviously lacked the skills to create the artwork, so I hired  a professional graphic designer to complete my vision.  Here are the 3 images he merged into creating my logo.

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On the left is my masterpiece I tried to create before seeking professional help (for the logo) and on the right the finished logo.


Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining city of Sudbury Ontario Canada.


KGHM Clearing The Way For 2019

On my way back from Fairbank lake we flew over the old/new site of KGHM located near the old Victoria Mine site (42 minutes West of Sudbury Ontario).    Excavators and haul trucks are working around the clock clearing the site so that construction can start.  The estimated time for completion is 2019 and will employee up to 300 employees.


Read more at Northern Business Ontario

Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining city of Sudbury Ontario Canada.


Out Of The Shop And Into The Pit

This Atlas Copco  Scoop Tram 1520 had the run of the pit after being fully refurbished by the AC team.  After the team tested all functions of the scoop it was off to Dumas to be put back into action at the Young Davidson site in Matachewan.


Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining city of Sudbury Ontario Canada.


On Site At Young Davidson

Sometimes people just walk into frame to complete the composition.  I captured this last month while photographing Ledcor Mining operations at the Young Davidson Mine in Matachewan Ontario.

atlas copco truckCome stop by my booth next week at the Largest Mining Expo in Timmins Ontario.


This Sudbury Photographer Climbs To Cuba

While on assignment for I decided to climb to a higher vantage point to give me the angle I needed to capture this part of the power plant located in Puerto Escondido Cuba.  Clouds were rolling in with heat lightning in the distance which I wanted to capture but unfortunately it ended when I got to the top of the stack.

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Getting ready to climb, safety first!

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Stop by my booth next week at the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins Ontario.


Their Lives Are On The Line While Doing Their Job!

Just like everyone who works underground for a living. Most of us may never know the meticulous procedures and techniques that are involved in a mine rescue.  Some may think that the team simply goes underground, finds the miners and brings them back up to surface. Well, it’s far far from that.  While I was photographing the Mine Rescue Competition I was blown away by the professionalism of the competing teams, the amount of preparation involved before they step on and off site and the constant communication between teammates, mine operations and those that needed rescue.  It was exhausting just trying to keep pace with them and shoot.    These individuals put their lives on the line every time they do their jobs and after this I am glad to know who they are and what they are capable of.  I do hope that I never need their services while photographing underground or above.

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A High Energy Career – Sudbury Photography

“Industrial electricians Sarah Hunter and Ronald Prediger plan their work together at Vale’s Sudbury Operations”

hydro sudbury photoCome check out my booth at the Canadian Mining Expo Timmins.

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