There was lots happening at the Pure Gold Madsen Project in Red Lake while I was there and I cant wait to get back and document the surface activities. The Pure Gold and Dumas staff were top notch in helping me create content for their marketing and social media materials. Even though I had a quick turnaround I managed to capture a great variety of images for the company.
There is just something about this image. As I type this I still cant figure out why this image intrigues me. I have captured 1000’s of images underground over the years but as I was setting up my gear today at Pure Gold’s Madsen site I turned around and there it was. I had to capture it. It’s simple. Two miners having a conversation while they wait for the photographer. I told them to ignore me for a few minutes and I quickly added a little illumination so that my camera could record the scene as the conversation continued. To the photographer, this is gold.
Client: Pure Gold
Location: Madsen Site Red Lake Ontario
When the equipment breaks they work diligently and fast to get it back up and running. Underground or above sun or rain the pressure is always there to be as quick and efficient as possible.
I love it when I get to photograph equipment immediately after assembly when the paint is fresh, the tires are clean and there isn’t a scratch to be found like this Rock Breaker Scale Boss I photographed before it was shipped to it’s client.
I photographed Vanessa (3rd generation miner) and her Scoop Tram 10 years ago next month. I have also been lucky enough to photograph her sister and dad who are both in the Mining Industry with Vale as well. This was before high visibility PPE was required at Vale at all times while on site in Ontario which changed from blue to high vis orange on July 1st 2016.
The images I create are used all across the marketing spectrum for my clients and on each shoot I try to create a variety of different styled images to be used in their various marketing medias. Creative high impact images for their printed marketing materials, magazine covers and annual reports. Candid images for their social media feeds like facebook, twitter and instagram. Portraits for their company profiles, board of directors and management teams as well as equipment images to showcase the fleet, operations or processes. Having custom professional photography on hand in your companies media brings more attention to the message you are trying to convey to your prospective clients. The below image was created for www.ascendantresources.com at their El Mochito Zinc mine in Honduras and was recently featured on their August Corporate Presentation