Emily Shafer Photography | It's All in the Details

It's All in the Details

November 19, 2014  •  1 Comment

Welcome back to my blog! I was pondering over what to blog about this week, and it came to me, details. My angle on this is how there are details in everything we do. It's one thing that photography and the industrial world have in common. As a proclaimed photographer I show people things they may overlook. I study a persons expression and wait for that perfect moment. On the other hand builders do things we may overlook. They focus on the level of the grade, the precision of a cut, or the exact placement of anchor bolts. Photography and construction harmonize for us once more.

This was taken while the men were establishing the grade for the new concrete floor. Mark was informing Gary of the progress they were making. It was a cold and muddy day, but they kept giving careful consideration to the task ahead. They worked as a team and together they accomplished the job. 

I remember as I was watching them work how they would get into a routine. That's how I managed to capture this. It was his fourth or fifth time measuring and cutting wood for a form. It was intriguing to see them do this with such ease. They knew exactly what they were doing and how long it needed to be. Not only were the precise in this process, but they were efficient. 

He is laying out a template to hold the anchor bolts in place for the concrete pour. These anchor bolts will attach the building to the floor. They have to be placed in the floor perfectly, or you will have a crooked building and no one wants that. It is a detail that may seem trivial, but in the grand plan it is essential that they are flawlessly aligned.  

Yes that would be me! I call this an "expert level" selfie. I hope this blog brought to light some of the details we may overlook. Builders, construction workers, mechanics, and operators have a need for preciseness in their day to day operations. Every building you see has a crew behind it who paid attention to detail. I believe details matter in everything we do. That is my approach to photography. Whether it is moving a hair out of someones face, or finding a rock in the shape of Texas; I try to pay attention to the little things that compose a photo. Photography is a fun way to show someone the details you see in the world. If there is any specific thing you would like to see on my blog leave a comment below! Interacting with people is another reason why I am a photographer:) I am planning on next week being a little more colorful, so come back to this blog next Thursday to observe it all! 


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Debi Rogers(non-registered)
I really like the black and white of these photos.
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