In between a couple of Vietnam assignments, I was commissioned for a Singapore industrial photography and arial drone video shoot for NOV Oil & Gas. The objective of the shoot was to highlight was to incorporate employee and lifestyle photography with a new highly technical project they built for Arctic oil acquisition.
Besides shooting the photography which you can see posted here, NOV also asked my team to shoot some arial drone footage and photos as well. In the beginning of 2015 we started to provide arial drone service for both photo and video in Singapore, Cambodia, Laos and of course Vietnam. This was our first industrial arial drone shoot in Singapore but we have already had inquires for new projects.
The shoot was to take place starting from Singapore’s Jurong East Industrial Park. The initial plan was to shoot these advanced oil acquisition rigs on a barge in the water. Unfortunately things did go as planned for setting up the shoot on a barge and my and I team had to adapt. After almost a decade of shooting photography all over the world you can say we are experts to adapting to these situations so we never missed a beat.
That being said the shoot did become more visually challenging to pull off now because the background was no longer a beautiful harbor, Singapore skyline and the sea but an industrial fabrication shop which was a messy and busy. The challenge was to separate my subject of focus from the background and still highlight NOV staff and their beautifully made equipment. NOV really went out of their way to help with the shoot and their employees were a delight to work with and really did a great job to clean up the yard the best they could.
Here are some BTS photos my assistant took of me shooting on the rig and my team and I on the shoot.
Overall I think we did a great job and my client was extremely happy stating – “These are phenomenal!”
I love happy clients.
I’m looking forward to getting back to Singapore later this year for a couple of more industrial photo shoots.