Industrial Photography

Industries are one of the driving forces of our economy. The photographic possibilities are endless given the story it must tell – technology that builds machines and equipment that builds stuff. The images tell the stories of the people that operate the machines and equipment, and the products they manufacture.

I enjoy lighting and photographing in the plant, the grinding machine and operator, that makes a perfect gear from a hunk of metal. I feel the ground and camera shake as an earth-moving grader with tires taller than me roars past in the sunset.

While photographing in a Pittsburgh steel mill, I didn’t need extra lighting, it seemed to light itself. Photographing from a helicopter with the door off, gives a bird-eye’s perspective, especially needed when photographing a push barge going up the Mississippi River at sunset.

They are stories on top of stories. It’s all an adrenaline rush.