These images for Gladstone Ports' Corporation are matched to the planned text and graphic elements for their annual report. Before the team arrived on site, we’d agreed the creative and developed a shot list. The collection required site images that demonstrated the diversity of workers and their spaces, the central Queensland setting and the collaborative work environment. The look and feel is heavily lit and so we hauled a lighting rig up there, much of it as carry on luggage. My production assistant for the shoot, Gina, was helpfully carrying the portable battery through the security screening at the airport when the officer asked what it was. Gina replied “Oh, don’t worry, its just like a big truck battery”. Then, silence. Let’s just say it took a little undoing but, as you can see, it was well worth taking the ‘truck’ battery.
Gladstone Ports Corporation
- creative direction