My favorite part of the job…………creating portraits and telling stories.
Another portrait I created while in Alaska at the Donlin Gold LLC site with my PENDA Productions Inc. Team. Project Manager and geologist Michelle. I still chuckle to myself thinking back to this day as minutes after we were introduced we started to unload all our gear and she quickly grabbed one of my largest (and heaviest) cases and walked away with it like it was full of air. Later, after I was done photographing the portraits we hopped in her side by side (pictured here) and headed out into the tundra to capture some other employees in the field not far from site. When we arrived out our destination and me looking around noticing there was nothing here but trees, she nodded in front of us saying “we still need to walk a few hundred meters”. I immediately thought of all my gear I had on me and without missing a beat Michelle says, with a humorous smirk “would you like me to carry your gear for you?”. If I was drinking something at that moment I probably would have snorted it out of my nose lol 🤣. Of course I took her up on the offer and we trudged into the greenery. I’ll post those images at a later date. I’m still talking about this PENDA Adventure, lots of great people, scenery and of course photography.
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I created a lot of great images during this shoot at Epiroc but this was one of my favorites from that day.
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I captured this portrait of Brian the last time I was at the www.macleanengineering.com Collingwood Facility. Brian as been with the company for over 36 years, a milestone accomplishment nowadays. These are the portraits I love to create and showcase, the people behind the company, day to day always the professional.
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A few faces I captured while walking through the various MacLean Engineering facilities. It’s the people that make this company a leader in the industry and I always enjoy my time photographing them within their work environment.
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I have a fascination for mechanics and when I look back I wish I took more classes in school but at the time I had no interest, in fact I had no interest in school at all lol. With the amount of trades within the mining industry today anyone can find something that will appeal to their inner talent, something that will challenge them as well as give them a sense of accomplishment and professionalism.
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Jasper took the time to drive us around to all our locations while we were on site so it was only fitting to capture an image of her and our ride. We managed to capture some great images while we were there and we are looking forward to our next visit.
Brent, my assistant, moved onto bigger and better things out West and I am truly happy for him and his decision. We had a great run.
Please welcome McKean to the “picture”, pun intended. McKean has assisted me in the past with studio work, we get a long great and I have known him his whole life. He is also my Nephew. Keep it in the family I say. 🙂 McKean is familiar with the work as he has worked the past few years stitching vent tubes for the mining industry. We managed to get his boots dirty with a quick underground shoot and of course we had to commemorate the end of the shoot with a selfie.
The upward climb to the surface after a long day in the warm humid environment of the underground.
Sometimes you wake up and go to work in the dark hours of the morning, work all day in the underground with the minimal light your equipment provide and at the end of the shift when you exit the portal, the sunshine slaps your face and your eyes protest for the briefest moment as they adjust to the ambience of the surface world.