Eskom field workers, Riversdale

Posted: May 15, 2009 in Shoots in short

There I was, sparrow’s one morning, off to Riversdale to shoot images for an Eskom concept magazine highlighting high-performance staff. This team works 24/7 to repair outages, in some of the most remote areas of the Cape.

They’re proud, competent and on the ball. I wanted to show a bit of that ruggedness, their toughness and ability to get the job done against all odds.

As always, shooting upwards helps isolate the subject and make them look taller, prouder. I used a Nikon SB800 flash from the right, exposed for the sun from the left, and triggered the flash with my SB600 on the Nikon D300.

What made this shoot special was the lack of time we had – the shots were rendered from RAW and emailed to the designer within an hour, the design finalised before I even got back to Cape Town, and it went to print the very next morning.

Jaco Wolmarans, March 2010,

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