We were asked by the Banks Group to capture the more ‘human’ aspect of the organisation instead of the massive machines that normally dominate the surroundings.
Now, at first thought this sounds really easy, just a simple case of pointing my lens at anyone happily going about their job and come away with a completely natural shot every time. Hmm.. well, it would be great if that was the case, but individuals just aren’t built that way. Yeah, some people are complete naturals and will play up to my banter and love the lens, which is great but most, as soon as they are aware of you, will take on a completely different persona to the one they had before you invaded their territory and ‘got in their faces’ .
The only way to combat this was to sit back, attach a loooong lens (have you seen the size of these surface mines) and disappear…well…as far as the subject’s concerned, into the sunset. After around four hours on-site I came away with around 280 shots of which 100 were eventually chosen by a more than satisfied client. Everyone happy
Here’s just a few of those 100 or so images…