Around the clock another Cat Truck takes the paydirt from one area to the next to be processed. It’s hard to really gauge the size of the machines but just look at the cab size or the ladder in the front to get a better idea. Oh, they get much bigger than this.. MUCH BIGGER.
A few months ago I created some images for Nordex Explosives new Buttbuster (Perimeter Control) product and they are now live on their feature website (designed by Signature Group Of Companies) It’s always great to see how the images will be used in the final medium and that the in the end the client is happy. Note: I did not create the top image or movie.
I love the opportunities that I get when I can photograph the hard working individuals behind the scenes. It sometimes takes a bit of convincing that the portrait is not going to look like a quick snap with an iphone but something that he/she can show their family and friends. Talking to some of these individuals I learned that some have never had a picture taken of them at work. Why not show your spouse, your kids what you do? When I get a shot I’m happy with I gladly show them the image on the back of my camera and it’s great to see their smile on their face while getting a comment like “wow, that is nice!!! Thank you so much!”
An Atlas Copco representative goes over the head assembly with a diamond driller inside the coreshack. The new Excore head assembly is designed to reduce inventory with its ability to convert from a surface system to a pump-in system for drillers who work in both surface and underground operations.
On a recent photoshoot with Atlas Copco I was handed “The Professional Diamond Driller” handbook. It featured images I have created for them over the years. A lot of the times when I create custom mining photography for my clients I do not always see the end result in how the images are used so I am always a bit intrigued when I come across these publications.
A worker pulls the rods from the drill rig as another helper awaits the next one. In the colder months, heat is pumped into the coreshack as you can see by the red tubing in the lower right.
A worker inspects the mine’s first blasthole stope while inserting pertinent information into his portable laptop. Quickly to be something of the past, pen and paper are now being replaced by modern technology…..even thousands of feet underground