A call from a website designer lead to an interesting few days shooting large medical and industrial incinerators for local manufacture INCINER8
The biggest challenge came lighting these huge machines, some of which are over 3 meters in length and weigh in at a hefty 5500 KGS.
As it would be impossible to transport the units to the controlled studio environment, Greg took the studio to Inciner8 at their Southport based manufacturing unit.
Manouvering the units in place was easy enough thanks to the skill of their fork lift drivers, once positioned, Greg was able to build a light tent around each one ensuring and evenly distributed light avoiding unsightly flare and highlights while clearly showing off the build quality and all the USP's of each of the various units in the vast range.
Lighting is key to a job like this and this was quite a challenge for Greg whose 30 years of experience came in to play to ensure the client was delighted with the end results. It transpired that an earlier attempt by a less experienced photographer had not been successful as they had arrived on site with just a basic on-camera flash gun ! Greg has worked in many challenging situations around the world, shooting corporate brochures and Annual reports for Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port Plant, Cautaulds, BAA, Q8 oils, and the Civil Aviation Authority on locations as diverse as the engine room of a Fishing Trawler in Grimsby, the fire station at Gatwick Airport, in the emergency generator plant deep under the Home Office in Whitehall and even down a giant mine shaft in Finland.
Next up for Greg is a trip to Holland to photograph the interiors and exterior of new accommodation units at a well known holiday company site just outside Amsterdam.....stay tuned for more pictures.