A picture of a catnic lintel on a live construction site.
Another big name on the construction product market is Catnic, who make lintels. Yes the phrase catnic lintel still makes me smile.
For those non-technical people those are the things that sit over the windows and take the weight of the wall above. I photographed the Acheson Construction site at Corfe Castle, where a new Doctors surgery was being constructed. The image featured on this page is one of my creative mages, with a dark overall image with the colours removed apart from the orange in the Catnic label on a lintel on the construction site. I also selectively brightened the label on the lintol.
As well as conventional product photographs, I try to provide the client with alternative, creative images wherever possible. This is one of the few times I have gone for selective colours, which is fine here as it is all about the logo on the product on an actual construction site.
This picture was taken using my Canon 5D and go to Canon 24-105mm lens on my Manfrotto tripod. I like this set up as the lens gives me a great range without having to keep changing lenses which is an important consideration when photographing on live construction sites. This site was very dry and dusty on the day of the shoot. My gear has to be compact, weather sealed and quick to move from place to place, which is why I have so happily settled with the Peak Design Eveyday Backpack, which makes getting to bits of gear I need so mush easier, and leaves both my hands free to do my work.
This is the kind of work I really enjoy, getting in and amongst it all on site – it takes me back to my first job after leaving school!
Rick McEvoy Photography