Construction Photographs in Hamilton & Whitby

Written by Robert Lowdon

Robert Lowdon is an internationally published commercial photographer based out of Toronto, Canada. He spends his time photographing architecture and industrial projects for the most part.

Published September 26, 2019

Today on the blog I am posting several photos from two different industrial photography shoots from Southern Ontario. Both of these construction site shoots, in addition to commercial photography, I also included commercial video as requested by the client. I will be posting these videos at a later point in time.

I really wanted the purpose of this shoot to be about the people involved in building these projects. In addition to this goal, It is always great when I get a chance to photograph a building before it is complete. Also, then of course photographing the building when it is completed is great too. Have a look through the images. I am pretty sure who the client is will become pretty obvious once you scroll through this blog post. Since this shoot completed, I have done several other photography projects for this same client. I plan on posting more construction projects in the near future.


A construction supervisor over looks a work site. © robert lowdon

A construction supervisor over looks a work site. © Robert Lowdon

Photographing construction really requires combining several different types of photography. I am using architecture for the construction site itself. Portraiture for the people, and a whole bunch of different editorial techniques. The goal is to create a fine balance between editorial and advertising. I don’t want the images to look overly faked or staged, but I also don’t want to make them look like they were shot for the newspaper. Let me elaborate, there is nothing wrong with newspaper photography, it is just a different style.

I’ve always preferred to use real people in my photography, and there was no difference with this shoot. There is an honestly with the photographs, something in the eyes. This is often just not there with models.


Construction foreman on the roof top of a new building. © robert lowdon

Construction foreman on the roof top of a new building. © Robert Lowdon


Large cranes move work supplies and concrete throughout the work site. © robert lowdon

Large cranes move work supplies and concrete throughout the work site. © Robert Lowdon


An operator of an excavator in front of his machine. © robert lowdon

An operator of an excavator in front of his machine. © Robert Lowdon


A concrete worker finishing the surface of a newly poured floor. © robert lowdon

A concrete worker finishing the surface of a newly poured floor. © Robert Lowdon


A construction superintendent in front of a job site. © robert lowdon

A construction Superintendent in front of a job site. © Robert Lowdon


A construction health & safety officer on site. © robert lowdon

A construction Health & Safety Officer on site. © Robert Lowdon


An aerial image of the job site. © robert lowdon

An aerial image of the job site. © Robert Lowdon

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Superintendent of front of the job site.

Superintendent of front of the job site.


A worker holding architectural plans. © robert lowdon

A worker holding architectural plans. © Robert Lowdon


A worker smiles in front of the job site. © robert lowdon

A worker smiles in front of the job site. © Robert Lowdon


A worker walks around large machinery. © robert lowdon

A worker walks around large machinery. © Robert Lowdon


A construction worker in front of various job materials. © robert lowdon

A construction worker in front of various job materials. © Robert Lowdon


A worker in front of the new building. © robert lowdon

A worker in front of the new building. © Robert Lowdon


Management team pose in front of vehicle. © robert lowdon

Management team pose in front of vehicle. © Robert Lowdon

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