mining photography

Photographer Tristan Savatier has done a lot of photography in mines, underground quarries, railway tunnels and construction sites.­ Those are challenging environments.­ Tristan knows how to capture powerful and inspiring images in underground mines, open-pit mines, and large construction sites, and around heavy machinery and the men and women operating them.­

With the years, Tristan Savatier acquired a solid experience as a respected industrial, underground and mining photographer, and he is now available for assignments.­

Tristan's photography is represented by Getty Images and by Construction Photography (in London).­

If you have an industrial photography assignment that involves shooting in a mine or on a construction project in the US, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else in the world, don't hesitate to contact Tristan Savatier /­ Loupiote Photography for rates and availability.­

Tristan is based in San Francisco, California, but he will travel to industrial, construction or mining sites all over the world.­

water pumps in tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
flooded industrial tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, infrastructure, pipes, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, water, wiring
flooded tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, intersection, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, water, wiring
abandoned tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, intersection, pipes, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, water, wiring
tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, intersection, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, water, wiring
industrial tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, infrastructure, pipes, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
industrial road tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, infrastructure, pipes, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, wiring
industrial tunnel with air ducts - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, hydro-electric, infrastructure, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
tunnel air ducts - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, construction, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, pipes, tista, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, vanishing point
welder using an oxy-acetylene cutting torch, dust mask, high-visibility jacket, high-visibility vest, light rail, man, muni, night, ntk, oxy-fuel cutting, people, railroad construction, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, reflective jacket, reflective vest, safety glasses, safety helmet, safety vest, san francisco municipal railway, sparks, track maintenance, track work, worker, working
oxy-acetylene cutting torch, dust mask, high-visibility jacket, high-visibility vest, light rail, man, muni, night, ntk, oxy-fuel cutting, people, railroad construction, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, reflective jacket, reflective vest, safety helmet, safety vest, san francisco municipal railway, sparks, track maintenance, track work, welder, worker, working
deer cave - mulu (borneo), backlight, caving, gunung mulu national park, natural cave, people, spelunking
deer cave - mulu (borneo), backlight, caving, gunung mulu national park, natural cave, pebbles, people, spelunking
abandoned train tunnel, graffiti, infrastructure, long exposure, paris, perspective, petite ceinture, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, railway tunnel, train station, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex, vanishing point
mine tunnel - bocamina - entrance - adit, cerro rico, door, gate, grid, man, masonry, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, people, potosí, rails, safety helmet, vault, working
trolley in mine tunnel - potosi (bolivia), adit, beams, cerro rico, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, people, pipes, potosí, rails, safety helmet, working
mine worker with drill, cerro rico, compressed air, drilling, fuses, fuzes, man, mina candelaria, miner, mining, people, potosí, power drill, respirator, rubber boots, safety helmet, tunnel
miner hammering chisel to drill blasting hole, cerro rico, drilling, hammer, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, mining, people, potosí, safety helmet, squatting, tunnel, working
miner grinding metal, cerro rico, cutting, grinder, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, mining, people, potosí, safety helmet, sparks, tunnel
trolley carrying ore out of the mine, adit, batteries, beams, cerro rico, electric, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, people, pipes, potosí, rails, safety helmet, tunnel, wood
mine trolley carrying the silver ore - potosi (bolivia), bins, cerro rico, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, people, potosí, rails, safety helmet, working
ore processing plant - potosi (bolivia), cerro rico, factory, machines, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, people, potosí, safety helmet, sludge, workers
screw conveyor, auger, cerro rico, endless screw, factory, machines, mina candelaria, mine, mining, ore processing plant, potosí
arc welding - C515 cut-off valves - utility worker fixing broken water main (san francisco), awwa c515, construction worker, contractor, crawling, gate valves, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, infrastructure, people, reflective vest, repairing, resilient, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, utility crew, water department, water pipe, welder, workers
arc welding - utility worker fixing broken water main (san francisco), bucket, construction workers, contractor, electrodes, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, infrastructure, people, reflective vest, repairing, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, sparks, utility crew, utility workers, water department, water pipe, welder, working
C515 cut-off valves - utility workers fixing broken water main (san francisco), awwa c515, construction workers, gate valves, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, infrastructure, people, reflective vest, repairing, resilient, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, utility crew, water department, water pipe, working
bulldozer clearing boulders - road construction - ladakh (india), at work, bd80, beml, dozer, dust, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, roadworks, rubble, working
workers using pneumatic jackhammer drill, drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, ladakh, people, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock
bulldozer clearing boulders - road construction - ladakh (india), at work, bd80, beml, dangerous, dozer, dust, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, mountains, roadworks, rubble, working
caterpillar 330D excavator, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, at work, bucket attachment, building demolition, cat 330d, caterpillar excavator, excavator bucket, gravel, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, working
caterpillar CAT 375  excavator - building demolition, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, at work, bucket attachment, cat 375 excavator, caterpillar 375 excavator, caterpillar excavator, excavator bucket, ferma corporation, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, working
caterpillar MP30 concrete pulverizer jaws, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, anthropomorphic, at work, attachment, building demolition, cat 385c, cat mp30, caterpillar 385c, caterpillar excavator, crane, debris, heavy equipment, high reach demolition, hydraulic, long reach demolition, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, ultra high demolition, working
caterpillar MP30 concrete pulverizer jaws, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, anthropomorphic, at work, attachment, building demolition, cat 385c, cat mp30, caterpillar 385c, caterpillar excavator, crane, heavy equipment, high reach demolition, hydraulic, long reach demolition, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, ultra high demolition, working
hydraulic crusher jaws - worker - building demolition, at work, attachment, caterpillar, heavy equipment, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, spraying water, water spray, working
caterpillar CAT 385C ultra high demolition excavator - boom hydraulics, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, building demolition, caterpillar 385c, caterpillar excavator, heavy equipment, high reach demolition, hydraulic hammer, long reach demolition, machinery, npk e-213, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments
hydraulic hammer breaker - NPK E213 - building demolition, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, at work, attachment, caterpillar, heavy equipment, hydraulic breaker, machinery, npk e-213, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, working
worker near excavator bucket - building demolition, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, at work, bucket attachment, caterpillar, construction worker, excavators, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, man, people, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, rubble, working
worker - excavators - building demolition, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, ferma corporation, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - bar des rats - julie and fabienne cleaning-up a water well, cave, gallery, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
tunnel construction scaffolding, abandoned, backlight, cavage, f7, fc crew, frotte connard, nanterre, paris, rave party, saoulaterre, shadows, train tunnel, trespassing, tunneling equipment, urban exploration, urbex
nam theun 2 hydroelectric project (laos) - adit - downstream canal tunnel entrance, building construction, hydro-electric, infrastructure, nam theun power company, ntpc, tunneling equipment, tunneling machine
building demolition - dinosaur-looking hydraulic pulverizer jaws - machinery - breaking walls, anthropomorphic, at work, attachment, concrete pulverizer, construction zone, crane, destruction, eating, france, head, heavy equipment, horizontal, jaw crusher, machine, no people, open, part, ruined, silhouette, style, teeth, wall, working, wrecking
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - breaking walls - calamity & olrik, cataphile, cave, p3200tmz, tmax, tunnel, underground quarry
urban caver olrik writing on concrete wall of a utility tunnel with a carbide lamp (paris), acetylene, catacombs of paris, cave, caving, gallery, graffiti, p3200tmz, safety helmet, shadow, spelunking, tag, tmax, trespassing, underground quarry, urban exploration
utility tunnel, paris, pipes, semapa, trespassing, urban exploration, zac tolbiac
vaults - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), arches, cave, françois mansard, gallery, hôpital du val-de-grâce, stones, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, val-de-grace
labyrinth du val-de-grâce - cataphiles (urban cavers) lost in the "maze" under the val-de-grâce hospital - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), cave, gallery, graffiti, hôpital du val-de-grâce, labyrinth du val-de-grâce, people, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, val-de-grace
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), cave, gallery, moving, rue de la tombe-issoire, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
train tunnel - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), infrastructure, petite ceinture, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration
train tunnel - petite ceinture - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), infrastructure, low key, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration
train tunnel - petite ceinture - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), infrastructure, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration
train tunnels, caminito del rey, camino del rey, desfiladero de los gaitanes, el chorro, infrastructure, railroad, railway, signs, train tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
train in tunnel, caminito del rey, camino del rey, desfiladero de los gaitanes, diesel electric, el chorro, headlights, infrastructure, locomotive, passenger train, railroad, railway, signs, train engine, train tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
manhole cover - shaft - ladder - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), bhv, boots, cave, people, plaque d'egout, plaque d'égout, plaque soleil, puits à échelons, shadow, silhouette, tampon de regard, trespassing, underground quarry, well
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), bhv, cave, fire, fumi, fumigène, gallery, mine, shadow, silhouette, smoke, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
gantry cranes - Cẩm phả coal mine (vietnam), cam pha, cẩm phả, portal cranes
komatsu D50P bulldozer in action - vietnam, at work, blade, cao bang, cao bằng, dozer, earth, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, komatsu bulldozer, machinery, plow, road construction, roadworks, working
komatsu D50P bulldozer - blade - vietnam, at work, cao bang, cao bằng, dozer, earth, fisheye, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, komatsu bulldozer, machinery, plow, road construction, roadworks, working
liebherr 912 litronic excavator - road construction, at work, bucket attachment, cao bang, cao bằng, earth, excavator bucket, fisheye, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, liebherr excavator, machinery, roadworks, working
liebherr 912 litronic excavator bucket attachment - road construction - vietnam, cao bang, cao bằng, earth, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, liebherr excavator, machinery, people, roadworks
daewoo S220LC-V excavator - road construction - vietnam, at work, cao bang, cao bằng, daewoo excavator, earth, groundwork, heavy equipment, hydraulic, machinery, roadworks, working
mining trucks in strip mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, tình túc
Tình Túc (tinh tuc) tin mine smelter - vietnam, environment, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, pollution, smoke, strip mine, tình túc
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc (tinh tuc) tin mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, smelter, tình túc
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc tin mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, tinh tuc, tình túc
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc tin mine, flooded, mine ponds, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, tinh tuc, tình túc, water
dynamite, blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, explosive, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, rock blasting
light at the end of the tunnel, abandoned, infrastructure, long exposure, low key, paris, petite ceinture, railroad, rails, railway, train tunnel, trespassing, urban exploration, urbex
foundry - molten metal - crucible, low key, molten iron
gold mine - tunnel - rails, burro schmidt tunnel, burro schmidt's tunnel, garlock, rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, train tracks
stone vaults - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris, arches, cave, la vache noire, masonry, perspective, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
rue de la tombe issoire (aka rue st jacques) - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), adit, cave, long exposure, perspective, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vanishing point
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - G.O. (gestapo des ondes), avenue d'orleans, cave, g.o., long exposure, perspective, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vanishing point
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - la plage, cave, fisheye, graffiti, long exposure, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
train tunnel - duboce tunnel - muni (san francisco), danger, dangerous, graffiti, light rail, long exposure, metro, moving fast, muni subway, muni train, no trespassing, perspective, rail tracks, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, san francisco municipal railway, speed, street art, sunset tunnel, train tracks, urban exploration, urbex, vanishing point
train tunnel, danger, dangerous, duboce tunnel, graffiti, infrastructure, light rail, metro, muni subway, no trespassing, perspective, rail tracks, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, san francisco municipal railway, street art, sunset tunnel, train tracks, urban exploration, urbex, vanishing point
urban explorer, catacombs of paris, cataphile, cave, gallery, head-lights, headlamp, headlight, libby, mine worker, miner, people, tikka, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, urban exploration, woman
construction worker - tristan savatier, cave, contractor, hammers, man, mine, mining, night, people, safety signs, self portrait, tools, workbench, workspace
Елисейна ЕАД - eliseyna EAD - abandoned mine and metallurgic plant near zverino - smelter - rusty pipes (bulgaria), decay, eliseina, industrial, mining, rusted pipes, trespassing, urban exploration, българия, елисейна еад, зверино
girth gear - rotary kiln, abandoned, cinnabar smelter, decay, gears, industrial, mercury pollution, new idria, rotary furnace, rust, rusted, rusty, split ring gear, trespassing, urban exploration
rotary kilns, abandoned, cinnabar smelter, decay, industrial, kiln, mercury pollution, new idria, rotary furnaces, rusted, rusty, trespassing, urban exploration
rotary kiln, abandoned, cinnabar smelter, decay, girth gear, industrial, mercury pollution, new idria, rotary furnace, rusted, rusty, trespassing, urban exploration
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - 1786 - caroline dagneau, acetylene, adit, carbide lamp, cataphile, cave, low key, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vault, voute