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
For the past few years I have photographed many Joy Global’s Mining Fleet and production here in Northern Ontario. This past April Joy Global was acquired by Komatsu (read more here) which is another company in which I admire the quality of their products and look forward to hopefully photographing some of their surface equipment as well as the underground. Along with the quality, the people I have met at Joy have all been a pleasure to work with and photograph.