If you can give me 5 (maybe 10) minutes of your time I can capture a portrait of you to show your family and friends as well as create an image that can be an asset to the company’s image library. I LOVE creating images of people at work. It’s one of my favorite aspects of my career. A lot of the times the people I photograph have never had their image captured at work except for cell phone snapshots.
In my 25+ years experience I know that if you capture a great portrait of someone, they will cherish it, talk about it, and show it. I get excited when I am the “first” to create a work portrait of someone, especially if they have been in the industry longer than I have. When people are proud of what they do and where they do it, share it and talk about it, you just can’t go wrong.
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Before I went underground I photographed this Epiroc MT42 minel truck coming out of the Island Gold Mine portal. It’s a bit of a tricky image as the sun was just starting to rise over the horizon and the entrance to the portal was still dark in shade. I have my ways.
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Sometimes when I setup my shots others want to get in on the captures. The morning fog was going to lift when the sun got high but I wanted to capture the fog before it did. A few others wanted a quick pic to document the moment as well so why not grab that image too I thought.
I always enjoyed the challenges of photographing the exploration drill shacks. It could be too sunny throwing harsh shadows across faces or points of interest. It could be a dull hazy day so everything is flat and boring (especially the sky through the ceiling of the shack) or it could be raining which just sucks lol. It’s not a glamorous situation in anyway and you have to be light on your toes as the drillers never stop moving for more than a few seconds but if your not challenged then you are not progressing.
Browsing the www.epiroc.com website I came across a few information brochures that featured my images on the covers. Epiroc has some amazing photographers creating their content so it’s an honor to have my images showcased in their marketing materials.
It takes a select few images to showcase quality on a website. We sometimes laugh while on location about how long it takes to setup lighting for a specific scenario but the actual “capture” of the scenario takes a minute or two. I sound like a broken record preaching about having high impact images to showcase your company and product as well as solidifying your branding in your industry.
I came across an image I created for www.epiroc.com that is now featured on their global website. It never get’s old seeing your clients showcase their work using your work.
I created this quick portrait of Michael after we and the team finished another successful photoshoot with Epiroc here in Northern Ontario. It’s always a pleasure working with Michael and the Epiroc Team as we are constantly bouncing ideas off each other in order to create some unique images.