Mining & Industrial Photography
Mining, construction, and industry is the life-blood of Western Australia. Creating photographs that capture both the scale and the personnel of the projects requires specialist photography skills and equipment. Our senior photographer, Nathan Archer, has been photographing large infrastructure, construction and mine site projects across Australia for more than ten years. Mining and industrial photography is not just about digging the ore, the equipment, or the process, but also about the people. Capturing the machines and the people who run and maintain them, is a great honour for Nathan.
The best photographs come from first listening and planing. Every shoot is unique, there are many aspects to consider such as the time of day, the logistics and personnel involved. Nathan is able to relate especially well to people. He works to understand the intricacies of the process, or piece of equipment, to produce genuine and visually appealing photos. In this way, Nathan is able to translate the heart of the business into captivating, relevant and striking photographs.
Mining and industrial photography is a specialised art. Trust Archer Imagery to create unique photographs for your company.
Call us on 08 9200 6275 for more information.
Nathan has visited many industrial, construction and mine sites across Western Australia. From construction sites across the Perth metro area and projects in Henderson, to iron ore mines in the Pilbara, gold and nickel sites in the Goldfields, oil and gas rigs in WA’s Northwest, to smaller sand operations closer to Perth.
Nathan has certifications in Working at Heights and Working in Confined Spaces. He has completed the general Rio Tinto induction, the general induction at KCGM, as well as many other site specific inductions.
Safety is of the upmost importance to Nathan, he makes sure that every person he photographs meets or exceeds the requirements for PPE.
Here is an example of Nathan's work in a magazine featuring the crushing operations on a Boral quarry site in South Australia for Metso Minerals Australia:
Planning your mine site photo shoot:
Nathan works with his clients to identify the key outcomes from the shoot and to optimise the time on site. Depending on the specific requirements for the photos, Nathan will work with you to create photographs that meet your specific needs. The more specific brief that you can provide, the more tailored the images will be. For example, if you require photographs in a panoramic or square format for your website, or photos to fit into the graphic design for your annual report, or any specific details in which the images are to be used, all of this information will be used to inform his choices on the photo shoot.
Preparing all the personal and equipment required for the shoot can save a lot of time on the day. We recommend checking that all staff featuring in the photos are wearing correctly branded workwear, and that the locations are as clean as is appropriate but still genuine. If the shoot is on a mine site, ensure that all the required paperwork has been submitted, and all the required access permissions have been granted well in advance.
Call Nathan at Archer Imagery in Perth on 08 9200 6275 , to discuss creating some amazing photographs of your mining, industrial or infrastructure projects.
Just of a few of the industrial and mining clients that we have worked with: