Flashes back to the days of film… cut my teeth on factory photography in the eighties. Oil on the floor and in the air. Companies would bring professional photographers in to shoot their dark and dirty processes and people. You have to know what your doing ….. it’s all about the lights.
Just finishing up some interesting and nicely lite manufactured tool photography. We’ve been shooting in the studio for awhile. Mostly documentation product photography for the catalogue. Then we got a chance to shoot at the plant just outside of Cleveland.
We then shot quite a few close ups of product applications. Which will be cleaned up and adjusted to bring out the motion of the product with Photoshop.
I then finished shooting some beauty shots in the studio which turned out to be a big hit.
We were given the opportunity to photograph an honored employee of one of Cleveland’s many major corporations. He turned out to be quite photographic and a willing subject.
We had some tight spots but I believe the work speaks for itself.
Back in the studio. This time shooting test equipment of the automotive industry. Another cool product produced in Cleveland. It never seizes to amaze me the number of different products and services that are based in our home town.
It wasn’t easy taming these cords but with some magic wax and some fishing line we ended up with some pretty cool shots.
It was nice to have the creative director and the products show up at the studio when the snow and cold was hitting Cleveland. Nothing better this time of year to work out of our studio on the west bank of Cleveland’s “flats”. The side that actually has some activity on it. We were coming up with some interesting angles of a new line of lighting fixtures for a local client – lighted and unlighted. We naturally cranked out quite a few shots that day.
Jeff Slater from www.fridgeartcreative.com/ and I solved the client’s visual needs some cool angles and forced perspective shots.
It seems we’ve been working on quite a few different accounts working to clean up the environment. From high end sorters which pull cans out of the general trash to recycling and baling cardboard for publications. I’m just glad it was too cold to smell anything on these particular jobs. Good clean work at 15 degrees.
Summer time it wouldn’t be too much fun.
This last group of shots were done in Galion Ohio… yes we often travel to exotic
locations to shoot different projects. Akron, Columbus, Cinci, and out of state and on occasion out of the country.
We just hit the road and was given the opportunity to shoot some Indy Sprint cars.
The road to Indianapolis Indiana was crazy with big winds and tons of rain but we made it in no time. Dropped equipment off at Tony Stewarts facilities and went to find some dinner. Next day found all of us at the “garage” – a huge facility with everything you could image to run a racing team or two. We were shooting a couple of sprint cars one being for driver Donny Schatz. Our team made quick work of setting up a studio on location and began shooting away at different angles and sides of these cool looking racing cars.
Here is one of several locations these images will end up. Nice work.