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
In the past I have photographed the Alimak Raise Climber from the loading platform creating images before it rises into the raise but soon I will be getting more up close and personal with the Alimak when I visit Manroc Developements in Manitouwadge Ontario.
It was a race against mother nature to get this dragline excavator back up and running. The morning clouds were rolling in fast and our available light got darker and darker as the minutes passed.
I have been photographing Epiroc (Atlas Copco) Diamond Drill bits for years now and the circular part of my logo is actually a Hobic Drill bit that I captured during one of our first shoots. I have seen the production of these bits from all stages and luckily have photographed each of them. Like my photography, these bits are always making small changes to become more efficient and productive in their environment.
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