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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.

EJC mining wheel loader - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, ejc, front loader, gold mine, philippines, wheel loader
mine trolleys - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mancart, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, philippines
mine trolley with gold ore - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, head light, mancart, men, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, mine worker, miner, philippines, safety helmet, workers
young miner in minecart - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, head light, mancart, men, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, mine worker, miner, philippines, safety helmet, workers
minecarts with ore load - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, head light, mancart, men, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, mine worker, miner, philippines, safety helmet, workers
mine trolley with ore - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, head light, mancart, men, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, mine worker, miner, philippines, safety helmet, workers
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, concrete, curve, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, railroad, raylway, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, curve, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, railroad, railway, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine tunnel - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mine wall prepped for blasting - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mining air drill - balatoc mines (philippines), air drill, balatoc mines, gold mine, philippines, pneumatic drill
mining air drill - balatoc mines (philippines), air drill, balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, pneumatic drill, underground mine
mine trolleys - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mancart, mine railway, mine train, mine trolley, philippines
liugong wheel loader - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, front loader, gold mine, liugong, luigong 816c, philippines, wheel loader
monument to gold miners - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, monument, philippines, sculpture
water pumps in tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, india, pumps, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex
flooded industrial tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, india, pipes, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex, wiring
flooded tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, india, intersection, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex, wiring
abandoned tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, india, intersection, pipes, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex, wiring
tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, flooded, hydro-electric, india, intersection, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex, wiring
industrial tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, india, pipes, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex
industrial road tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, india, pipes, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex, wiring
industrial tunnel with air ducts - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, hydro-electric, india, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, urbex
tunnel air ducts - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india), adit, air ducts, construction, hydro-electric, india, lanco, pipes, sikkim, teesta, tista, trespassing, tunnel, 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-acetylene cutting torch, oxy-fuel cutting, railroad construction, railroad tracks, railway tracks, reflective jacket, reflective vest, safety glasses, safety helmet, safety vest, san francisco municipal railway, sparks, track maintenance, track work, welder, worker, working
oxy-acetylene cutting torch, dust mask, high-visibility jacket, high-visibility vest, light rail, man, muni, night, ntk, oxy-acetylene cutting torch, oxy-fuel cutting, railroad construction, railroad tracks, 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, borneo, caving, deer cave, gunung mulu national park, malaysia, natural cave, spelunking
deer cave - mulu (borneo), backlight, borneo, caving, deer cave, gunung mulu national park, malaysia, natural cave, pebbles, spelunking
abandoned train tunnel, graffiti, paris, railroad tracks, railway tracks, railway tunnel, train station, trespassing, urbex, vanishing point
mine tunnel - bocamina - entrance - adit, adit, bocamina, bolivia, cerro rico, door, entrance, gate, grid, man, masonry, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet, underground mine, vault, working
trolley in mine tunnel - potosi (bolivia), adit, beams, bolivia, cerro rico, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, pipes, potosí, safety helmet, underground mine, working
mine worker with drill, bolivia, cerro rico, compressed air, drilling, fuses, fuzes, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, power drill, respirator, rubber boots, safety helmet, underground mine
miner hammering chisel to drill blasting hole, bolivia, cerro rico, chisel, drilling, hammer, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet, squatting, underground mine, working
miner grinding metal, bolivia, cerro rico, cutting, grinder, grinding, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet, sparks, underground mine
trolley carrying ore out of the mine, adit, batteries, beams, bolivia, cerro rico, electric, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, pipes, potosí, safety helmet, trolley, underground mine, wood
mine trolley carrying the silver ore - potosi (bolivia), bins, bolivia, cerro rico, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, ore, potosí, safety helmet, trolley, underground mine, working
ore processing plant - potosi (bolivia), bolivia, cerro rico, factory, machines, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, ore processing plant, potosí, safety helmet, sludge, workers
screw conveyor - candelaria silver mine ore processing plant (bolivia), auger, bolivia, cerro rico, endless screw, factory, machines, mina candelaria, mine, mining, ore processing plant, potosí, screw conveyor
arc welding - C515 cut-off valves - utility worker fixing broken water main (san francisco), awwa c515, construction worker, contractor, crawling, cut-off valves, gate valves, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, reflective vest, repairing, resilient, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, utility crew, utility worker, water department, water main, water pipe, welder, welding, workers
arc welding - utility worker fixing broken water main (san francisco), arc welding, bucket, construction workers, contractor, electrodes, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, reflective vest, repairing, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, sparks, utility crew, utility workers, water department, water main, water pipe, welder, worker, working
C515 cut-off valves - utility workers fixing broken water main (san francisco), awwa c515, construction workers, cut-off valves, gate valves, hetch hetchy water system, high-visibility vest, reflective vest, repairing, resilient, safety helmet, safety vest, sfpuc, sink hole, utility crew, utility workers, water department, water main, water pipe, working
bulldozer clearing boulders - road construction - ladakh (india), at work, bd80, beml, bulldozer, dust, groundwork, india, ladakh, road construction, roadworks, rubble, working
workers using pneumatic jackhammer drill, drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, jackhammer, ladakh, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock, workers
bulldozer clearing boulders - road construction - ladakh (india), at work, bd80, beml, bulldozer, dangerous, dust, groundwork, india, ladakh, mountains, road construction, roadworks, rubble, working
caterpillar MP30 concrete pulverizer jaws, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, anthropomorphic, at work, attachment, building demolition, cat 385c, cat mp30, caterpillar 385c, caterpillar excavator, caterpillar mp30, concrete pulverizer, crane, debris, high reach demolition, long reach demolition, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, pulverizer jaws, 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, caterpillar mp30, concrete pulverizer, crane, high reach demolition, long reach demolition, presidio hospital, presidio landmark apartments, pulverizer jaws, ultra high demolition, working
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - bar des rats - julie and fabienne cleaning-up a water well, cave, clandestines, illegal, paris, trespassing, underground quarry, water well
tunnel construction scaffolding, backlight, nanterre, paris, scaffolding, trespassing, tunnel, tunneling equipment, urbex
nam theun 2 hydroelectric project (laos) - adit - downstream canal tunnel entrance, adit, construction, hydro-electric, laos, nam theun 2 hydroelectric project, nam theun power company, ntpc, tunnel, tunneling equipment, tunneling machine
utility tunnel with pipes (paris), paris, pipes, semapa, trespassing, utility tunnel, zac tolbiac
vaults - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), arches, cave, clandestines, françois mansard, hôpital du val-de-grâce, illegal, labyrinthe du val-de-grâce, paris, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, val-de-grace, vaults
labyrinthe 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, clandestines, graffiti, hôpital du val-de-grâce, illegal, labyrinthe du val-de-grâce, paris, trespassing, underground quarry, val-de-grace
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), cave, clandestines, illegal, moving, paris, rue de la tombe-issoire, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
train tunnel - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), paris, railroad tracks, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing
train tunnel - petite ceinture - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), low key, paris, railroad tracks, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing
train tunnel - petite ceinture - abandoned underground railway (paris, france), paris, railroad tracks, railway tracks, railway tunnel, trespassing
building demolition - dinosaur-looking hydraulic pulverizer jaws - machinery - breaking walls, anthropomorphic, at work, attachment, breaking, building demolition, concrete pulverizer, construction zone, crane, destruction, dinosaur, eating, france, head, horizontal, jaw crusher, machine, no people, open, part, pulverizer jaws, ruined, silhouette, style, teeth, working, wrecking
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - breaking walls - calamity & olrik, cataphile, cave, clandestines, illegal, man, olrik, p3200tmz, paris, tmax, tunnel, underground quarry
urban caver olrik writing on concrete wall of a utility tunnel with a carbide lamp (paris), acetylene, carbide lamp, cave, caving, clandestines, graffiti, illegal, olrik, p3200tmz, paris, safety helmet, spelunking, tag, tmax, trespassing, underground quarry, utility tunnel
train tunnels - el chorro gorge (spain), desfiladero de los gaitanes, el caminito del rey, el camino del rey, el chorro, railroad, railway, signs, trespassing, tunnels, urbex
train in tunnel, desfiladero de los gaitanes, el caminito del rey, el camino del rey, el chorro, electric, headlights, locomotive, passenger train, railroad, railway, signs, train engine, trespassing, tunnel, urbex
manhole cover - shaft - ladder - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), boots, cave, clandestines, illegal, ladder, manhole cover, paris, plaque d'egout, plaque d'égout, plaque soleil, puits à échelons, shaft, silhouette, tampon de regard, trespassing, underground quarry, well
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), cave, clandestines, fire, fumi, fumigène, illegal, mine tunnel, paris, silhouette, smoke, trespassing, underground mine, underground quarry
gantry cranes - Cẩm phả coal mine (vietnam), cam pha, coal mine, cẩm phả, gantry cranes, portal cranes, vietnam
komatsu D50P bulldozer in action - vietnam, at work, cao bằng, groundwork, komatsu bulldozer, komatsu d50p, plow, road construction, roadworks, vietnam, working
komatsu D50P bulldozer - blade - vietnam, at work, cao bằng, fisheye, groundwork, komatsu bulldozer, komatsu d50p, plow, road construction, roadworks, vietnam, working
liebherr 912 litronic excavator - road construction, at work, bucket attachment, cao bằng, excavator bucket, fisheye, groundwork, liebherr 912 litronic excavator, liebherr excavator, road construction, roadworks, vietnam, working
liebherr 912 litronic excavator bucket attachment - road construction - vietnam, bucket attachment, cao bằng, excavator bucket, groundwork, liebherr 912 litronic excavator, liebherr excavator, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
daewoo S220LC-V excavator - road construction - vietnam, at work, cao bằng, daewoo excavator, daewoo s220lc-v excavator, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam, working
mining trucks in strip mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, strip mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, trucks, tình túc, vietnam
Tình Túc (tinh tuc) tin mine smelter - vietnam, environment, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, pollution, smelter, smoke, strip mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, tình túc, vietnam
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc (tinh tuc) tin mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, smelter, strip mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, tình túc, vietnam
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc tin mine, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, strip mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, tình túc, vietnam
strip mine - vietnam - Tình Túc tin mine, flooded, mine ponds, open pit mine, open pit surface mine, open-cut mine, opencast mine, strip mine, tin mine, tinh tuc, tình túc, vietnam
heap of real dynamite sticks (vietnam), blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
light at the end of the tunnel, low key, paris, railroad, railway, trespassing, tunnel, urbex
foundry - molten metal - crucible, crucible, foundry, low key, molten iron, molten metal
gold mine - tunnel - rails, burro schmidt tunnel, burro schmidt's tunnel, garlock, gold mine, mine tunnel, rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, train tracks, underground mine
stone vaults - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris, arches, cave, clandestines, illegal, la vache noire, masonry, paris, stone vaults, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
rue de la tombe issoire (aka rue st jacques) - catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area), cave, clandestines, illegal, paris, rue de la tombe issoire, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vanishing point
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - G.O. (gestapo des ondes), avenue d'orleans, cave, clandestines, g.o., gestapo des ondes, illegal, paris, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vanishing point
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - la plage, cave, clandestines, fisheye, graffiti, illegal, la plage, paris, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry
train tunnel - duboce tunnel - muni (san francisco), danger, dangerous, duboce tunnel, graffiti, light rail, metro, moving fast, muni subway, muni train, no trespassing, rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, san francisco municipal railway, speed, street art, sunset tunnel, train tracks, urbex, vanishing point
muni train tunnel with graffiti (san francisco), danger, dangerous, duboce tunnel, graffiti, light rail, metro, muni subway, no trespassing, rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, san francisco municipal railway, street art, sunset tunnel, train tracks, urbex, vanishing point
urban explorer with head lights - libby - urbex (paris), cataphile, cave, clandestines, head-lights, headlamp, headlight, illegal, libby, mine worker, miner, paris, tikka, trespassing, underground quarry, woman
construction worker - tristan savatier, cave, construction worker, contractor, hammers, man, night, safety signs, self portrait, tools, workbench, workspace
Елисейна ЕАД - eliseyna EAD - abandoned mine and metallurgic plant near zverino - smelter - rusty pipes (bulgaria), eliseina, eliseyna ead, metallurgic, mine, mining, plant, rusted pipes, rusty, trespassing, zverino, елисейна еад, зверино
girth gear - rotary kiln, cinnabar smelter, mercury pollution, rotary furnace, rotary kiln, rusty, split ring gear, trespassing
rotary kilns in mercury smelter (new idria), cinnabar smelter, kiln, mercury pollution, rotary furnaces, rotary kilns, rusty, trespassing
rotary kiln in mercury smelter (new idria), cinnabar smelter, girth gear, mercury pollution, rotary furnace, rotary kiln, rusty, trespassing
catacombes de paris - catacombs of paris (off-limit area) - 1786 - caroline dagneau, 1786, acetylene, carbide lamp, cataphile, cave, clandestines, illegal, low key, paris, trespassing, tunnel, underground quarry, vault, voute