Reach Stacker in action , what a Monster
One of those mega transportation hubs the i-port freight terminal combines road and rail links for logistic specialists Verdion, a real estate investor, developer and assets manager, already on site food sepecialist CEVA, Fellows and huge warehouse for Amazon and Lidl, it is not until you see these storage warehouse up close do you realise how big they actually are.
The initial commission of 3 days photography was to cover off as much of the fished infrastructure, warehousing and the i-port terminal itself.The creative possibilities would seem limited at first with just large Warehouse sheds but with the freedom and direction from Barques and art direction from Scott Heeks, creative director made the project one of the most satisfying of the year so far.
commercial photography is taking the everyday the plain and with all your skill turn it into images that are interesting, engaging powerful and most importantly become an essential part of the marketing strategy, the client Verdion “using the latest materials, products and construction techniques create flexible and energy efficient buildings designed and built to be best in class” is extremely proud of their offering and required the photography to communicate their ethos.
i-port freight terminal
Arriving on site a 7.30 for an early start we had the whole terminal at our disposal including two of the largest vehicle I have ever seen the Reach Stacker used to move shipping containers from lorry to Terminal park to train, absolute monsters, everyone on site could not have been more patience and helpful moving trucks, containers around at my requests.
The sun being low in the sky at this time of the year I used to my advantage shooting into the light, using flare and the dramatic back light gave the images a modern palette.
later visits in the year to cover the practice runs with the first freight trains, covering the reach stackers in use alongside video crews and drone photography, proved to be a bit frantic with images sorted and processed that day for PR launch.
Selection of the Add’s produced by Barques for Verdion
well pleased with the final selection of images and hopefully they will be a useful addition to my portfolio.