This construction photography project is a commission from a contractor to show mainly work in progress on a number of sites. With a background in construction, I’ve an intimate knowledge of construction processes and what to avoid including in site photographs. I’m thus more qualified to shoot on site than most photographers. Because safety has the highest priority on site, all protocols are followed and my own personal protective equipment worn. My risk assessment highlights how I avoid creating hazard for myself and others. The single battery powered flash head used, creates no tripping or electrical safety hazards. Being free of cables allows me to minimise disruption by working quickly and with good light to ensure quality images.
The project brief is to shoot a variety of works and tradesmen doing as many tasks as are on site. Each is visited several times, in order to capture as many trades as possible. To date the project has iincluded piling works, reinforced concrete structure, steels structures, dry winning and mechanical and electrical works. I look forward to shooting many more trades over the coming months.
Since this is a new and long term project for my client’s marketing team, my brief has been kept flexible. The flexible brief allows the freedom to look at the sites and shoot anything I consider relevant and interesting in addition to specific requirements. Thus my client will get an image bank which they can draw from as when needed. By using my experience and eyes, the client’s marketing team can focus on their work confident I will deliver valuable imagery. Hence the client’s marketing team are freed from working the site offices to develop shoot lists for each site visit.
At project conclusion, the client will have imagery of many trades and their site organisation that demonstrate their professionalism. Other conceivable benefits would be to use the imagery in brochures promoting construction apprenticeships and in site safety and procedural documentation.