I find myself doing photoshoots in some bizarre places. From a tiny boardroom or B&B bedroom, to the 17th floor of a construction site, to a crypt under a church.
Yes. I said a crypt. Over a period of 3 months I’ve done 3 separate shoots from London to Edinburgh for Ramtech Electronics. Ramtech design and manufacture innovative wireless safety and security solutions. In particular, they wanted to photograph their WES+ fire alarm system which has been developed for construction sites. The system is able to wirelessly connect to the base station, usually in the site office, and can be placed in every aspect of a construction site. With fire wish being quite high, a wireless system was very innovative. However, the devices themselves are quite small, and basically a white box. The brief was to photograph the system in place in and around various construction site settings, each had their own unique fire risk element to them.
I photographed an apartment site in Manchester, and house build in Romford, and the start of a coffee shop fit out, under a church in Edinburgh, or more specifically in a crypt. The idea was to not just show the system in situ, but to show it in context. For example, to photograph it near a tradesman using a blowtorch to plumb radiators, or grinding some stone, that generated sparks in a dry and dusty environment.
A great project, all with very difficult and challenging circumstances to work in.