STEPHEN MALLON: Industrial & Annual Report Photography
Orientation Sunday, May 7th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday, May 11th, 9:00am – 11:00am
This workshop is intended for working photographers interested in moving into or adding industrial and annual report clients to the scope of their professional activities.
The class will explore both photography and video with a corporate client in mind. There will be on-location shootings at industrial locations, and the course will discuss the components of creating a photo essay for an annual report client along with an overview of industrial video and timelapse photography.
Stephen Mallon will talk present examples of his industrial work and share the personal project that launched his access to and the industrial projects that have been commissioned by Weeks Marine, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The NYC Dept of Transportation, and others.
The second part of the day will consist of review and critique of the attendee’s work. Also included will be a pre-production discussion detailing where we’ll be going, what we’ll be shooting and our shot list and goals for the next 2 days on location.
The day of still photography, The corporate portrait along with reportage images of workers and the equipment and installations ranging from detail shots to wide angle landscape images. We will also use this time to build a storyboard of the location for the following day’s motion shoot. We will then edit the work and critique the images.
We’ll begin in the classroom discussing video: Adobe Premier, codecs, frame rate, resolution , audio, some of the basics of shooting video and timelapse.
We will then then return to the location and create both live video and timelapse. A 2-camera, talking-head set up with a subject along with B-roll footage of the location and time lapse will be executed by the attendees.
Wrap-up. We’ll review the video, time-lapse and still photography from Day 3.
This workshop is limited to 16 attendees.
In 2009, Mallon made a big splash with “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. The images Mallon produced during his two week effort with Weeks Marine have been in exhibitions in New York, Miami, St. Louis, and Philadelphia and featured on television such as MSNBC, NBC, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and CBS News.
In 2010, Stephen’s next solo exhibition “Next Stop Atlantic” was received with great praise from the likes of The New York Times, National Public Radio, GQ, The Atlantic & Fast Company.
Mallon’s short film about the transportation and installation of the new Willis Avenue Bridge was created from over 30,000 still images. The film “A Bridge Delivered” was reviewed by the Wall St Journal, New York Magazine, GQ, PDN, & Wired. It was screened in five festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Bristol, England.
His work has been exhibited widely, and he has been commissioned by a wide range of clients, including the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune as well as commercial clients such as Sudler & Hennessey, and Maytag.
Mallon’s photos have been honored by Communication Arts, Photo District News, The New York Photo Festival, the Lucie Awards, International Color Awards among others. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and served as president from 2006 to 2009.