My job as a Wakefield commercial photographer brings me into contact with a variety of clients and today, I was working for the Dutch engineering firm Van Leurwen. Van Leurwen are manufacturers of large steel pipes used widely in industrial projects. One of their main clients is Wakefield based CEM Engineering who take the raw pipes from Van Leurwen and machine them into precision pieces for use in power stations etc. My brief was to photogrqph the head of CEM Engineering in Horbury to accompnay a piece about them in an international magazine that covers the engineering industry. The gfcatory interior was light with the usual fluorescent lights which I decided to try and overpower with three speedlights. I used a key light in a small Octa and supplemented it with a kicker gelled with a CTB and to light the baqckground, I dropped a speedlight inside one of the lathes and gelled it red. Then it was just a case of coming up wih a variety of compositions to give the designers something to play with in the layout of the magazine. I created a series of wide images and some more traditional three-quarter upright portriats. Here’s just a sample.
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