Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment.
Authors: Gus Wright Owen C. Duffy. Scott A. Heard CDX Learning Systems.
Photo: Chris Henderson.
If you are starting out on your career as a plant fitter, mechanic or engineer this book could be one of the first texts you will study on your career path, the knowledge contents passed down to the next new apprentice by an old hand explaining how 1kg of hydraulic force can become 10kg over a wider surface area, a library of terms, maintenance procedures and safety critical systems to learn and understand before being let loose on machines that are worth $$$$$$ and down time costs even more to production schedules.
The photograph was originally taken as test image to show how with one single flashlight a large object could be photographed and lit to studio quality in a less than perfect location. (Credit: Big thanks to Glynn Roberts -site manager at the location for taking the time to set up the CAT 777D truck)
It's a cool concept to ponder on the number of students starting out on their careers that will see this book cover, may be even keeping someone inspired to achieve their goals.
Yes it's just photography, and have a lot of work published over the years but educational books have a long shelf life, are sold, re-sold, passed on and kept as reference for a whole career..and if any one else like me enjoys a good technical manual make for a good read.
If just one person chooses this career path and the pivotal decision was inspired by the image I will be a very happy photographer knowing to have had such a direct influence for the good on someone. (If that's you..I hope you have a career that brings as much reward and satisfaction as I have realised from being an industrial photographer)