Beauty In The Unfinished

Light, Line & Texture

This is how I see the world. Not really that big a deal, most visual artists view the world this way.
But as a professional photographer and small business owner, it’s crucial that I define this for you.
Specializing in producing construction progress photography suits me well because I’m a laborer at heart.

Grading

The commonality in all construction projects is what I appreciate most: the project below grade, at grade and above grade.
Within this commonality lie the stunning variations I appreciate and photograph:

Pasadena Public Works Conctruction photo at the original Forum in Inglewood, CA Weber Metals Faclity

Variations In The Field

My commitment to every contract produces construction progress photographs that have clear points of view, ensuring that proper PPE is worn at all times, safety best practices are on display, shadows and highlights have appropriate details, color is interesting, and that vertical and horizontal lines make sense.

To achieve the best perspective for any construction photograph I use a variety of camera angles and heights. When appropriate, I deliver in vertical, square and horizontal formats, each photograph cropped to its’ best proportions.

At Grade

Ground level view of rebar tying
welder kneeling while arc welding
Standing

sunrise over building with American flag waving in wind

Below Grade

underground look of trench shoring being installed

Horizontal

concrete pouring roadway on bridge

Up

Looking up to heavy lift crane

A gantry helps lift an 11-ton ring up into the ceiling

Down

looking down at a concrete pour

view from catwalk inside a building

My work is hand-crafted and done to the highest technical standards.

I love this work. It’s fun, challenging and I’m grateful each and every time I’m hired by you.

My trusted collaborators!

Thanks for reading.

Michael

Michael Stern

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I live in the shadows of the entertainment industry. After a 20+ year run being a preferred media provider for the entertainment industry, it was time for a change. Since 2011, my work has been centered around the construction and industrial arenas providing stills, live-action and time-lapse media. Some days are better than others but all in all I have FREEDOM!

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