Dramatizing The Activity
When photographed correctly peak moments of construction activity can be turned into human tableaus. The formal name is Tableau Vivant, French for Living Picture and I could not find a more appropriate identifier for my work. Like a Tableau Vivant painted onto a blank canvas, construction photography lends itself quite easily to dramatization. My mission it to deliver these moments to you with clarity, quality and efficiency.
Light, Movement & Moment
In the photograph above, the peak moment clearly shows the activity of nine separate individuals under solid ambient light conditions. That’s impressive when taking into account the constant motion of this scene. I mix progress photographs, time-lapse and live-action video with ambient light to dramatize and blend movement and moment. Inspired to depict construction workers in unique and definitive ways, this type of photography requires endurance, patience, restraint and a high tolerance for noise, dust and dirt.
Struck By Lighting
When optimum ambient lighting conditions exists, I search for the moments worth photographing…and wait until the individual or group contained within the cameras viewfinder relate to each other as if I had controlled and composed the photograph from scratch. If I’m lucky you‘ll experience the emotions of the moment too. These tableaus work especially well for social media, websites, trade shows, community outreach and internal communications.
Tableau Vivant Partie Deau – The Individual
Candid individual portraiture, another passion make great tableaus too:
Appreciate you reading through my musings.