When I first started in photography what interested me most were landscapes, sunsets, dramatic light, interesting colors and subjects. It came as quite a surprise then, when I turned my attention to industrial projects, and found a similar experience of excitement and engagement with my subject.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be such a surprise. Training as a photographer meant developing the capacity to see – to see beauty in everyday things, to notice the quality of light, to observe light and texture, movement and moment, and to simplify the image by removing everything that doesn’t need to be there. This is exactly what makes excellent industrial photography (and even portraits for that matter).
In the coming days then I’ll be putting together a portfolio of shipping and industrial images from past projects. And I’d be interested in any of your thoughts about the crossover from travel and landscape to commercial industrial and shipping photography.
California, San Francisco Bay