The Secret Industry - Shipping and Maritime Photography: The B&H Photography Podcast

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To take photographs on ships or to work in ports and cover maritime transportation requires a full range of photographic know-how, including portraiture, landscape, product, aerial, architecture, corporate—even adventure-photography skills. And that’s just on the first day!

On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we discuss this type of industrial and corporate photography, which at its core is rooted in documentary and visual storytelling. We welcome to the program photographer Nick Souza and writer and photographer Todd Vorenkamp.

Nick Souza translated years of photojournalism and sports photography experience into a career as corporate industrial photographer. He has traveled the world on assignments for companies including Maersk, DHL, Kalmar, Konecranes, Sperry Marine, and many others. A specialist in maritime transportation, his photographs have been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. With Souza we discuss the practical tools needed to stay safe and capture compelling imagery for clients. Souza is a Nikon shooter who will not apologize for his love of zoom lenses, including the 24-70mm and 200-500mm NIKKORS.

Todd Vorenkamp is a photographer, writer, and adjunct instructor of photography at Dakota College at Bottineau. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a former merchant ship deck officer, and a former US Navy and Coast Guard helicopter aviator. His photo work has been published in The Maritime Executive, Rotor & Wing, and Vertical Magazine, among others. With Vorenkamp, we talk specifically about working on huge aircraft carriers and merchant ships and we learn how to maintain creativity on long ocean journeys.

Join us for this fascinating and very practical conversation, sponsored by Pelican.

Guests: Nick Souza and Todd Vorenkamp

Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Todd Vorenkamp
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza
Photograph © Nick Souza


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner

2 Comments

great discussion, and one I can closely relate to. I shoot cranes at construction sites as part of my duties as a marketing department staff member. I understand the issues of safety, scale and proximity, and I enjoyed hearing your guests offer perspective on these aspects of their work.

Rocky...  thanks for the comment. Its great to hear from listeners, especially when they work in the fields we discuss.  I too photograph cranes at construction sites, but mostly because that's all I see out of my apartment windows :(  Truth is, construction sites are great to photograph, but safety first, even if on the periphery.  Thanks again.