It’s especially interesting when a photo commission takes me further afield from my home patch and I’ve just finished working on photos from a two day industrial shoot down South for AGR group who install wind turbines and solar energy farms.
The first of three locations I was to cover was a rural location near Northampton where the company had erected a wind turbine at a rural location. With a reservoir and rolling countryside surrounding the site, the scene lent itself well to the photography.
My remit was to produce a broad range of shots of each site, both illustrative of the location and a style that can be used for future marketing purposes.
My second shoot was at a recently installed 100 acre solar energy farm near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The site was vast and the only way to successfully photograph all of it, other than from a plane (private aircraft hire was mentioned), was from a hired in cherry-picker.
My very able ‘chauffeur’ for the afternoon was AGR’s Tim Foxley, who kindly snapped this shot of me in action!
My aim was again for variety, as well as the obvious wide angle shot from a corner of the whole site.
My third and final photo shoot in complete contrast, took me down to London’s east end to Erith and a turbine on the bank of The Thames.
Much of my time at this job was spent commuting from one side of the Thames to the other, via the much queued Dartford Crossing toll bridge and tunnel, looking for suitable viewpoints.
CLICK HERE to see all my shots from this and a previous rewarding and unusual commission for AGR. Looking forward to more work like this to come soon.