Quality Creative Industrial and Mining Photography

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Industrial Photography in Newcastle and The Hunter Valley

We offer unique and creative industrial photography, covering mining, factories, railways, machinery, workshops or paddocks.  With my extensive experience, I can meet the most challenging requirements.

I have worked in challenging environments to capture the images you see here. I’ve swung from cranes over cliffs, walked miles in underground mines, hung out of helicopter doors, stood waste deep in water, and been covered in dust as 200-tonne coal trucks roared past, I love every moment of it!

I can capture your assets, people and processes to support all your marketing and communication and needs.

Open Cut Mine Photography

As an open cut mine photographer, with a reputation for capturing strong, dynamic images and vast experience shooting in all kinds of environments, I have cooperated with a host of associated companies and industries. Engineers, heavy machinery manufacturers, environmental control companies, electrical contractors and equipment manufacturers to name a few. Some of the Australian based and international companies I have worked with include: Coal Services Australia, Glencore, Rio Tinto, Thiess, Dyno Nobel, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Komatsu, Caterpillar Australia, White Energy, Centennial Coal, GHD and Cougar Drilling.

When photographing in mining and industrial environments, I understand the importance of working safely and efficiently to minimise any downtime in production. I can also provide flexible time frames should it be necessary to change or reschedule a project. Most people will never see the true size of machinery, equipment, plant and the environment involved in mining. I have been fortunate enough as an open cut mine photographer to create images that show the importance and diversity of the mining world and the amazing people whose lives are dedicated to it.

Underground Mine Photography

Capturing industrial, mining and resource based projects throughout New South Wales and Australia.

Tough environments, dirt, mud, remote locations and the darkness – underground mine photography demands experience and dedication. For the past 20 years, I’ve travelled to mining sites to document and tell stories. I am still passionate about the images I create and the opportunities I encounter.

Capturing clear and powerful images in the challenging underground environment isn’t a straightforward task. The lack of light and unyielding conditions require a unique approach to photography. Being comfortable in these settings has allowed me to create images that are not only striking but also authentic. I often avoid using flash, not just because it’s frequently prohibited due to associated risks, but also because it tends to over-illuminate the surroundings, resulting in unnatural-looking photos. 

Underground Mine Photography may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but I truly relish the challenge. There’s immense satisfaction in crafting a compelling narrative through my pictures in such a demanding environment. It’s not just about taking photos; it’s about bringing the grit, dedication, and heroism of these rescue teams to the forefront, enabling others to appreciate the crucial work they do.

Mines Rescue Photography

I’ve had the privilege of capturing Mines Rescue Photography during both surface and underground competitions, as well as in virtual reality scenarios. The primary mission of Mines Rescue is emergency response. As the designated emergency service provider for the NSW coal industry, they hold the responsibility of training and maintaining a skilled brigade of rescue professionals. In the event of an incident at a mine site, they offer expert guidance and supply essential equipment.

These photography assignments have resulted in some of the most enjoyable, fulfilling, and contemplative moments of my career. Spending days gazing through a lens and concentrating intently on the action (pun intended), I witness firsthand what these remarkable individuals endure. These men and women have voluntarily stepped up to be the ones heading into danger while everyone else is fleeing—or wishing they could escape. They have dedicated themselves to practice and training, assuming the risk on behalf of others.

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