Singapore Oil and Gas Industrial Photography

Singapore Industrial Photography

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. Singapore Photographer Ehrin Macksey

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.

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Singapore Editorial Photographer

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Maids from surrounding countries like Malaysia come to Singapore for better opportunities.

Last month I was sent on a Corporate and Industrial photography assignment in Singapore for Oil & Gas company NOV. During the prep days I was traveling to different sites to meet the partners that I would be working with and scouting locations and where the sun will be during which time of the day. All standard stuff in preparation for a shoot so it is as stress free as possible for my client and that we make the best images we can in the time we have.

I previously had not had the chance to walk around in Singapore and shoot the streets so while I was traveling to and from meetings I decided to shoot some of the interesting street life there.

Considering my roots are documentary photography and photography storytelling, I found the city quite interesting. Here are some images from my quick time walking around.

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Bike racks next to the metro station. The mass transit system is of course very well planned.

Singapore Editorial Photographer Ehrin Macksey

Pretty much everyone is on their phone all the time, but that is everywhere in the world.

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Waiting area for the Subway

Singapore Travel Photographer Ehrin Macksey

Smoking areas in Singapore in the famous Orchard Road Shopping district.

Singapore Travel Photographer Ehrin Macksey

Philippine tourists and also local domestic house worker and her family enjoy feeding birds in a park.

Singapore Travel Photographer Ehrin Macksey

Singapore Subway

Singapore Travel Photographer Ehrin Macksey

Jaywalking is a serious in Singapore and crosswalks are packed with people.

Vietnam Photographer Ehrin Macksey

i + Vietnam Photography

Ah little square boxes how I love thy. These days it seems that everyone does too and I’m not setting any trends by doing it as well, but one day it got me thinking.

In the middle of this year I started to take daily images about my life and environment in Vietnam. This should not be a shock for most people but, after being based here for over 6 years, I have been finding myself slightly numb to some of the amazing daily things I see here. So I decided something needed to change and I needed a little daily project to spark some new life into the relationship I have with this country. Basically it is me and not you Vietnam.

It is simple really, when driving around Hanoi or other places in the country and I see something interesting instead of my thinking, “oh that is a good photo wish I had my camera with me” or “I wish I had wasn’t in a rush to be at ……” I stop and whip out the trusty phone. I know I should have my camera with me at all times but surprisingly I don’t carry all 5kg of camera with me when I go to the supermarket, a meeting or for a bicycle ride. The camera I do have available everywhere I go is my iPhone and thus it is what I use most times. There have been times I really wished for a better quality images but for me this is just part of a habit for me to slow down, see more and to take images freely of what I see. Since I have started this project it has revitalized my curiosity for this country once again. Experimenting and keeping things fresh is what is all about with all relationships and photography is no different.

Of course all of these images are posted on Instagram(Ehrin_Macksey) in case you want to follow me.

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Sydney Morning Herald: Save The Children Laos Assignment Outtakes

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With only a population 6.5 million people and 5,086 sq. km., Laos is a sparsely populated country. Even though the country is developing it is still quite rural with the majority of towns and villages being connected by waterways and dirt roads.

4 months ago I shot an assignment for the Sydney Morning Herald covering what Carol Perks and Save The Children are doing to help improve the lives of the people in Laos. The article ran in their weekend magazine, Good Weekend, this past week. Seems it can only be read online via SMH’s iPad app which is a little bit of a shame.

This was such a great assignment which brought me to Luang Probang and Sayaboury to document the operations that Save The Children are doing there.

Carol made quite an impression on me. She is highly driven, speaks Lao, adventurous, strong minded and has accomplished just amazing things to help improve the lives of the people of Laos in her 17 years working there. After spending 3 days with her and seeing all the programs they have implemented for mother and child welfare, hospitals and water and sanitation development in these areas I couldn’t help but leave impressed.

Since the global crises funding for much needed projects like hospitals and medical equipment has dwindled for the Laos Program. If you would like to make a donation to help Carol and Save The Children to continue their amazing work in Laos please make a donation to Save The Children and specify that your donation should be made for the Laos Program.

Here are some outtakes with captions from my shot so that you can see more about what Carol and Save The Children are doing.

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Carol Perks lived and worked 17 years in Sayaboury, Laos for Save The Children.

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The large rivers like the Mekong River stops the continuation of roads connecting provinces. The Laotian government is building a bridge scheduled for completion in 2014. In the mean time, the only other mean of crossing the river is by ferry.

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Children at the Bong Village Elementary School in Sayaboury do their daily studies. Most schools in Laos are basically equipped and have little or no text books and rely on the students to copy everything they are taught.

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At the Namphone Village, Save The Children and local government partners have organized a mobile clinic. Even in the rain more than 200 Lao and Ethnic Minority people came to get their children immunized.

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(Left) A small child waits for her checkup At the Namphone Village Mobile Clinic. (Right) A small child with large Stye a waits for her checkup at the Namphone Village Mobile Clinic.

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(Left) Local clinic staff administer vitamins and routine immunizations to the children at the Namphone Village Mobile Clinic. (Right) Carol Perks talks to local clinic staff as they administer children with vitamins and routine immunizations.

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A woman waits with her sleeping baby to receive immunization shots.

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(Left) Carol Perks and local staff help make final preparations for the opening day of the Phongesaart Clinic. (Right) A pregnant Ethnic woman accompanied by her mother-in-law is the first patient to receive an examination at Phongesaart Clinic.

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A pregnant Ethnic woman accompanied by her mother-in-law is the first patient to receive an examination at Phongesaart Clinic.

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(Left) A local man receives a check up and his wife sits on the floor while people outside wait patiently for their turn. (Right) People’s sandals lay outside in the mud of the Phongesaart Clinic as they get their examination.

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(Left) A young mother has her baby checked as Carol Perks makes sure everything is running accordingly. (Right) The patient ward of the Phenang Hospital. This hospital is in dire need of updated facilities in order to adequately serve the 55,000 people relying on them for medical treatment.

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A child waits for her checkup at the Sayaboury Hospital maternity ward.

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People waiting outside the Sayaboury hospital for treatment.

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Medical staff check up on their patients status at the Sayaboury Hospital.

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A baby lies in the last of the working Sayaboury Hospital’s incubators which was purchased with funding by Save The Children. The other two incubators are in need of repair which is difficult to come by due to the remote location of the hospital.

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(Left) Dr. Phoutionesy is in charge of the Sayaboury Hospital’s Maternity Ward. She is close friends with Carol Perks and is a local government partner for Save The Children.

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(Left) Mrs. Manibanh, a midwife in Sayaboury, often helps deliver babies at the hospital and has been repeatedly asked by Carol to join the hospital full time. (Right) A Laotian woman’s child is receiving an IV drip at the Sayaboury Hospital.

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(Left) Old broken equipment sits in the hallway just outside of the Sayaboury Hospital Maternity Ward. (Right) The delivery room at the Phenang Hospital. This hospital is in dire need of updated facilities in order to adequately serve the 55,000 people relying on them for medical treatment.

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(Left) Save The Children and their partnership with local governments and organizations has all but eradicated Malaria in the area. Even this gaol has been reached, Save The Children provided training to local hospital staff for routine testing of Malaria to make sure it stays under control. (Right) Malaria test slides sit out after being washed.

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(Left) Children wash their hands and face with fresh and safe water in the newly built bathing area built by Save The Children. (Right) A Khmu Ethnic boy stands in the middle of his rural village. Carol and Save The Children provided water sanitation in the form of safe latrines, irrigation and bathing areas for the village.

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(Left) Two women in the rural mountain area of Laos clean their vegetables in a stream. In the rural areas of Laos with no running water, people normally come to streams and rivers to take baths and clean their vegetables. (Right) Carol Perks travels in a Save The Children 4×4 to cross a river and visit the remote Khmu Ethnic Village.

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