Case study - Industrial/engineering photography
A few years ago I got an email from a design company in the US. They regularly provide design/brochure work for Stolle Machinery which is a worldwide industrial machine manufacturing business.
I was asked to go to Stolle in the UK to get some shots of a recently completed filtration unit used in the canning manufacturing industry. Stolle are located near my base so it was only about a 20 minute journey.
I liaised with the boss on when would be a good time and spent around half a day shooting the filtration unit and its many parts.
Having completed the job I sent everything over to the US and was paid within a couple of hours which was amazing
Since then I have worked both with the design company and directly with Stolle themselves.
I was recently commissioned to photograph an industrial washer being built over a period of 3 months, this involved visiting the factory twice a week for the three month period. I created some time lapse shots both on a gopro to show daily build and on my DSLR for higher quality shots showing the stages of build. This was quite and involved project that required an ongoing commitment. I did get to know all the engineers and they really helped me out in prepping for the shoots.
I have worked extensively in their other three factory locations in the UK creating more brochure/web photography of different machines as well as promo shots showing people working for various event banners.
Working with Stolle has enabled me to build and extensive portfolio of industrial imagery and has such enabled me to gain many new clients in the engineering/industrial sector.