Published on Wed Feb 8, 2017 by David J Colbran
Industrial photography is such a wide sector, that it is one of my favourite business areas that I cover as a professional photographer. You are never quite sure at the point of initial contact what the commission is going to involve. With over 10 years experience working at manufacturing and industry locations I've helped some great companies, both large and small to get killer images for both advertising and trade / press usage.
Recently I had a repeat commission from Knauf Insulation, who manufacture large insulation panels for clients across the UK and Europe. Previously, I worked for them documenting the installation of their product 6 floors up during the building of the new Royal Hospital in Liverpool city centre. It was a little nerve-racking, as it was an external cladding install and I went up in davit style gantry carriage - ie those rigs that can move a thin platform up and down the outside of high buildings. So when they called again I was unsure what to expect. Fortunately, this time it was on solid ground, in their manufacturing plant across on the Wirral.
The marketing department needed images of both staff and factory processes for various case studies they were working on and we booked across a couple of days to fit in with people's schedules. It was really great learning about the manufacturing of the various products and seeing a large scale production line working at full speed. Below are a few photos from the commission. Of course if you work for, or look after the public relations for, industrial or manufacturing clients and require fresh, new images give me a call. I've got full public liability insurance, have loads of experience working in areas where health and safety is a priority and am a member of the NUJ.
Tags: industry, industrial, business, commercial, factory
Author: David J Colbran
Back on the blog with a quick update on recent business and commercial photography commissions. Working with a housing association, a bike charity, a medical society, a recruitment agency and a dental practice.
A really interesting commission working with Livv Housing documenting a fire and rescue exercise in high-rise residential apartments in Kirkby. These are the people who will literally save your life!
Another Liverpool industrial photography commission under the belt and more hi-viz PPE added to the boot of the car. This time nice and local in the Old Swan, a couple of miles away from home. It was for the Lister Drive Greener Grid Park installation which is currently under construction.
"As a new business, it was very important to me to get the right publicity photographs for my marketing materials. When I met David, he listened carefully to what I was trying to achieve with my brand, and then produced fabulous photographs that were exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional throughout but also nice and friendly. Myself and my clients found it easy to relax with him, which was essential to create the right vibe for the shoot. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."