When you work in a shop for years on end you develop a personal system of organization that is quick and efficient. The shop becomes a part of you, your personality and you cherish your domain.
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.
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.
It’s a simple concept when I created this portrait. The lighting, composition as well as the lack of color are all minimal but why does it work? Personally I think it’s the expression on Kevin’s face. A simple smile that says a lot. It’s genuine. You can tell he’s enjoying the session, proud of the work he does for the company he works for www.provincialdoors.com . This image started with a conversation to get to know who he is and what he does and the truth is I am interested in everything he says because not only does he take pride in his work but in our conversation he knows that I take pride in mine and my goal is to capture a portrait that he can be proud of.
After touring around the #PDAC2108 tradeshow this past Monday I realized that I have been photographing some of my industrial clients for over 15 years now. My very first glimpse into the Exploration Industry was with Atlas Copco & Brenda Hamilton photographing a line of Hobic ITH Diamond Drilling Bits. Over the years Brenda kept calling me back for new images in different locations and I am still creating images for her and her team at Epiroc today. It’s relationships like this that make my career a choice that I do not regret. Brenda, thanks for being a great client and more importantly a great friend.
Every task that needs to be completed can be done efficiently. There is always a way to complete the job that yields the maximum efficiency, in the shortest amount of time, using the least amount of supply and labor. This is what good work is and when it’s accomplished everyone in the company thrives. You can be a “professional” at any job it just takes that individual to realize it.
I was impressed with the speed and accuracy that these tires were removed from the rims at www.a1blastingmats.net . Clearly there was a step by step process in place and each step had to be in the specific order in order to remove the tire safely and quickly. Was it always like that? I think not, but over time, making mistakes and learning from reveals the most efficient process possible.
Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.
By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.
Time of day doesn't matter when you are inside the core shack. Diamond drillers work day and night to get those core samples into the corebox and ready for inspection.
Check out more of our Diamond Drilling images at the 2013 Mine expo in Timmins.