The image on the latest issue of CIM Magazine (https://magazine.cim.org/en/) features the Rokion R400 (www.rokion.com) Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Prairie Machine (www.prairiemachine.com) that we photographed underground at Vale’s Creighton Mine just outside of Sudbury, Ontario.
Roaming Underground In The Rokion I photographed the Rokion R400 www.rokion.com last year deep underground at Vale’s Creighton Mine. Along with the Rokion R100 I manged to create a good variety of images to be showcased on their website and marketing materials.
My client www.macleanengineering.com sent me an email notifying me that an image I created for them is now on the cover for the December issue of Engineering & Mining Journal www.e-mj.com . Photographed underground at the Bracemac-McLeod Mine in Northern Quebec, Canada.
Around the clock this Caterpillar 980K and it’s operator work to keep the payload going through the crusher. In the recent months I have been trying to create images of the night shift workers as they tend to get overlooked when creating images.
When photographing equipment I always try to get someone outside the vehicle to give the viewer a better sense of scale, especially if the operator is not directly visible.
From afar mining equipment look smaller than they really are and it’s not until you get up close to them that you see the enormity of these machines. I always try to get some human interaction between the equipment and the environment so you can see the difference in size. Using smaller vehicles that everyone is familiar with like trucks and cars or placing an operator within the frame can easily give the viewer the reference needed to visualize the overall size of the heavy equipment.
One of the more difficult pieces of equipment to photograph in action the Shotcrete Sprayer is easily photographed before the nozzle starts projecting it’s contents onto the entire area.
Creating images for the MacLean Engineering fleet has taken me all over Ontario and Quebec above ground as well as under. Visiting the Agnico Eagle Mines in Northern Quebec was a great experience as the crew I was with as well as the professionalism of the Agnico employees aloud us to create some stunning images to add to the MacLeans Marketing image arsenal.