Now that is a fair question.
You will find me easy to deal with as I have a lifetime of experience in construction and photography, meaning you are not talking to a photographer who has never been on a construction site.
I understand buildings and construction, and am used to talking to
- Building owners
- Estate agents
I even understand the rudimentaries of M&E, but cannot lay claim to understanding acoustics!
Need photos from a scaffold? Roof? Excavation?
No problem - you provide the safe access and I am there.
I can help you get the images you want and make the process as easy and hassle free as I can for you.
This is what I do - I photograph buildings and construction sites.
Before I go on - you can contact me by
Phone - 07772252186
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact form on my web page - click here
Here are 10 reasons why you might like to contact me to photograph your building. Well anything related to the built environment at all really.
1 - I am a Chartered Builder - MCIOB
I have proudly held the professional designation MCIOB for some years now. I have over 30 years of construction industry experience
Yes I am that old. And as a result of this experience I am at home working on construction sites of all shapes, sizes and complexities, and more importantly I am more than comfortable working with construction people at all levels (talking of all levels I am fine working on roofs, scaffolding, in excavations – anywhere on site – you just provide a safe place for me and I can be there taking photographs)
2 - I am also professionally qualified in photography – LBIPP.
I was delighted to achieve my LBIPP (Licentiate in the British Institute of Professional Photography) a few years ago.
These two on their own are enough for some people which is why I start with them. It saves time. I know you are all busy people out there so if this is all you need to know get in touch with me here and forget about the next 8 points, as good as they are.
3 - I provide a high quality, personal professional service on every shoot
I pride myself on providing a high quality service on every shoot. Everything is agreed in writing, and regular updates are provided - this is particularly important with our ever so predictable British weather!
I wont go on about the quality of my images - I am a photographer after all sp that is a given. You can of course check out the images on my website.
I can even provide a next day service if required. I once had to produce a set of fully edited images for a 9am deadline the morning after an afternoon shoot.
4 - I have an eye for this stuff.
I like to think that I am quite good at what I do. I combine my years of construction and photography experience to give me a fairly unique insight into the world of architectural photography.
I understand construction and architecture, and what is important within a design. OK the least bit the architect tells me but I will be able to quickly understand the key features.
5 - And an ear too
Whatever you are - architect, main contractor, property owner, landlord, estate agent, developer, material supplier, specialist installer - I get that your needs are going to be very specific.
And I am in a unique position to be able to understand you r specific requirements and deliver the images required.
I will be able to fulfill the very specific requirements of your brief. I will also where possible provide alternative views and compositions.
But first and foremost I listen to my clients.
6 - I am a current CSCS card holder
I managed to pass the health and safety test with flying colours recently (phew). So if you want photographs taking on a live construction site no problem. I have been through more site inductions than I can remember so that is all good and familiar to me. And
I have all my own PPE
My collection of PPE is suitable for most construction sites. I had to purchase high visibility trousers recently to complete the luminous clothing set!
8 - My photography gear is designed for construction sites
My photography equipment has evolved over the years and my work in a wide range of live site environments to allow me to quickly and efficiently photograph any construction site. I say any - there must be exceptions to that but I have not come across one yet.
And of course all my gear is durable enough to withstand the rigours of live construction sites any time of the year.
9 - I process all my own images
I am highly skilled in Lightroom and Photoshop. I consistently produce technically accurate and correct images.
No architect likes their building to look wonky in a photo after all do they?
I can also produce images that are consistent in style from different shoots in different locations on different days.
10 - My company is just me
I am the only person you deal with from start to finish - I answer all enquiries, develop the brief, produce the quote, agree the scope, plan the shoot, take the photos, edit the photos, issue the photos and submit the invoices. There is no one else – just me.
And I am a nice chap.
11 – I enjoy what I do.
I know. This is 11 things. But this important.
I always find that people who enjoy what they do produce better work than people who don’t, and I seriously enjoy taking photographs of construction products and construction sites, buildings, architecture, interiors – anything that is built basically.
I extend this enjoyment to holidays - there isn’t a destination I have been to where I did not photograph buildings, and pop into the local church to get a great interior shot!
Please check out my work on the following pages of my website.
And to find out more about me all you need to do is pop over to my photography blog, where I make daily posts.
Any questions, please get in touch with me.