I specialise in architectural and construction photography. Last week I posted 51 photos of construction in Dorset.
So it is only right this week that I share with 73 great examples of my construction photography in Hampshire. And that is what I am going to do in this blog post – post 73 construction photography photos and tell you a bit about each of the photos. These photos include live construction sites, completed buildings and even people! A fantastic variety of construction projects in Hampshire all photographed by me.
Who am I?
I am Rick, and I specialise in photographing the built environment. I do most of my construction photography work in Dorset and Hampshire, hence these two blog posts.
But I am not going to talk about me here. Ok write about me. No that is next weeks’ post.
I will however add some links at the end of this post though in case you do want to find out more about me and my construction photography work in Hampshire.
What is construction photography?
I asked this question last week.
For me construction photography is photographing things during the construction site phase. Let me explain as I go through the photos.
A major housing development in Portsmouth.
I was commissioned by a PR company to photograph a major inner city development in Portsmouth. Here is one view of it.
Pretty big eh?
And this construction project has so much interesting subject matter. The problem is that I was commissioned to photograph the cladding, and the elements being installed by Rockwool only. When I say a problem, only in the fact that I was not photographing the overall construction project, which I would have loved to have done.
This is a section of the cladding framing being installed.
And this is a close up of the framing being installed ready to receive the insulation.
And the other part of the brief was about construction people. I had these two chaps talking to each other while I photographed them. I needed the branding and the eye contact from the Rockwool chap in the photo, which I captured nicely.
The other chap was one of the site managers from Keepmoat Construction.
And yes for this shoot I was in full PPE with my camera gear in a backpack leaving my two hands free to get around the site safely.
Safety glasses and photography can be a challenge I have to say!
And here is the project viewed from the other side. I took this photo as I was leaving the site.
Ahh now you see just how vast this project is.
And these photos were issued to the client the next morning – it is not unusual to wait for ages for access to a site and then have to get the photos to the client virtually immediately!
So that for me is construction photography. Photography on a live construction site wearing all my gear!
Unfortunately, I only get to do this for construction products, photos of live construction sites are not that in demand, which I think is a great shame.
And then there is another part of construction photography. The before and after photo.
Another thing that I do not get to do as often as I would like. Before and after shots. I have two examples of construction sites in Hampshire taken before and after construction works.
Here is the first, photographed for the architect Kendall Kingscott. The building in question is one of the buildings at the Aldworth School in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Here is the before photo. No PPE needed for this shot, this is a school site during the school holidays well before construction work starts.
And here is the after photo, taken from exactly the same place.
Quiet a difference eh?
And there is a more striking before and after set of images that I will share with you now.
Well rather than before this is at the beginning of construction work.
This is a block at Horndean Technology College in Hampshire.
Let us get straight to the after photo.
And for completeness here is a black and white version. I like to throw in the odd different image and black and white photos of complete buildings look great.
Note that the first photo was taken from a slightly different place, but his does not really matter as you can see the dramatic difference from construction phase to completed building.
Last construction phase photo in this blog post is this shot taken of scaffolding to a tower block in Hampshire. The works were to the roof and minor repairs to the façade, so before and after photos not required, especially as after completing the works you could not see anything.
No the story here was all about the scaffolding required to actually carry out the works.
And the rest of my construction photos in Hampshire are of completed construction projects. This is what I photograph most of the time.
The first pair of images are Travelodge Hotels which I was commissioned to photograph. I changed the sky in the second photo just to give something different!
Next two are just photos I took for myself of the recently complete Gunwharf Quays in Hampshire, including the spectacular Spinnaker Tower.
Next is completed construction works at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Getting back to the gritty side of construction again, with a vast open space and ducting installed as part of the mechanical services installation.
And here are the offices at the same site.
And now construction with a difference! This is the Tropical House at Marwell Zoo which I photographed for the architect Kendall Kingscott.
This was a fascinating shoot, with the internal temperature being 30 degrees which caused an immediate problem with condensation on the front element of my camera lens.
And again some interesting plant back of house.
And this is the very unusual teaching space. I needed to think to get the colours correct in this shot!
I have done quite a few construction product shoots, including these photos for Tobermore, who are a UK paving manufacturer.
And yes this is me in this shot taken at a brand new leisure centre, so new there were no people there! You have to be able to improvise and adapt to the situation you find yourself in!
More transformed spaces in a school in Hampshire, with a courtyard transformed by a covered walkway around the perimeter of the courtyard and new resin flooring.
I like these photos of a brand new kitchen in a new private residential development in Hampshire. The photos were taken for the architect but worked on further by me for my portfolio at the time.
And now there are a sequence of completely refurbished schools in Hampshire, showing the huge range of buildings even within the same sector.
Higher Education provides a similar variety of subject matter, as you can see in these images.
And there are thankfully community projects going on all over the place giving people opportunities to take part in sports and hold community functions and events.
And fire arrows at a target!
Healthcare also provides a vast range of diverse subject matter, which you can see in the last 5 photos.
OK – back to the beginning – what is construction photography?
It is not only photographing construction sites, but also photographing completed construction projects. Construction photography sort of merges into architectural photography. I will expand on this next week.
OK – that was the photos (finally).
Sorry no – I forgot the slideshow
You can view all these photos in a slideshow I created in Lightroom – they are on my You Tube Channel.
Related reading about my construction photography
Last week I wrote a similar post about my construction photography work in Dorset.
Next I am going to refresh my construction photography page with all the other stuff that you will find helpful
But for now I would like to refer you to the following related posts
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Next week on my photography blog
Construction photography – my definitive guide for clients
Well that might be the title, or I might come up with something better. But this will be a post about construction photography as I see it.
Rick McEvoy MCIOB, ABIPP
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73 Great examples of My Construction Photography in Hampshire
I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England.
I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients.
I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!!
I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers.
I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff.
Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB
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