I spent a day with site services company Panthera photographing their employees for a new website. The images were to promote their various services including hoarding, site security and equipment hire.
My fantastic client VGC have just produced their 2016 Calendar, with all the images being ones shot by me! Thank you VGC. I have been working for them for several years, the boot of my car is full of their branded hats and Hi Viz so we always have their logo available. Over the last year we have been down the tunnels at Crossrail, chasing aeroplanes at Heathrow, and taking the new bridge across The Mersey.
VGC operate in all forms of civil engineering, roads, bridges, rail, nuclear…. and are one of the largest labour and staff suppliers to the UK construction industry. I’ve always been impressed by their professionalism and how helpful everyone has been, and look forward to doing more shoots in 2016.
London based construction company Hill Ltd have once again commissioned me to photograph on one of their sites. The images are for general use, not specifically to show the North London site. Shot in half a day the images feature Hill staff interacting with contractors, small portable lights were used, very useful in some of the dark areas on the building site.
Following on from a shoot a month ago, new client DeWalt commissioned me to photograph more tradesmen using their professional range of drills and accessories. I guess the first set of photos went down well. I used portable lights to achieve the desired affect, being battery powered they much easier to use in situations where there is no mains electricity supply. Looking forward to doing more shoots with DeWalt, a great client.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not for profit organisation set up to promote best practice in the construction industry. The scheme is involved in many areas of the industry, including environment, community relationships, and safety.
These images were shot over two days at three different sites in London. They should start appearing on hoardings at sites in the near future.
Almost six months ago I met with the people at DeWalt to discuss shooting images for their website. The professional drills and accessories were distributed to tradesmen to test and evaluate, and after that we photographed them at a west London construction site. Photographing tools which had been used and actual tradesmen gave a reality to the images. The range of professional tools from DeWalt is the “go to” equipment in the construction industry and I’m very happy they asked me to photograph them in action.
Hill Partnerships Ltd commissioned me to photograph staff on one site in East London and a completed building in Wembley, well the show homes were completed, and very beautiful they were. The weather wasn’t great for the construction site shots, but by using some portable lights some life was injected into the images. Great bunch of people to work with at both locations.
8am at a local airfield waiting for the pilot to get the permissions for a flight over London, half an hour later I’m strapping myself into a pretty small, fairly old, twin engine plane, oh, and the door has been taken off. In the blink of an eye we are over the Walkie Talkie building, would have taken an hour or two by road. This is the third time doing this site, but a new pilot, who very helpfully did some steep banking over the building to get the wing and engine exhaust out of the shots, just wished he’d mentioned this beforehand. The shots are for a scaffolding company who have provided the temporary access to the top of the building. You can see more of my aviation photography here.
Always nice to have good feedback from a shoot, and doesn’t get much better than this:
“I was going to email you to ask how it went on Sunday, but your transfer came through first, and they’re excellent. Thank you soooo much for putting up with all the hassle, and for getting such super photos!”
The shoot took place at 7am on a Sunday morning, luckily the weather was with us this day, it did rain later, but after we had finished. The images are for a construction companies website, and is the fourth shoot I have done for them. More of my construction photography is in my folio.
I seem to be having a lot to do with aircraft lately, these images for a construction company were shot at Heathrow Airport for their website.
VGC are a specialist construction company working on some of the biggest projects in the UK, including Crossrail and Heathrow airport. Images below are from three shoots, the long thin ones being used as banners on their website.