I recently had the pleasure of providing interior photography of the corporate headquarters for the largest Coal Producer in the United States. I spend my days photographing interior and exterior architecture for construction companies, architectural firms, property managers, commercial organizations and today; the Industrial Mining industry. However, don’t let the term industrial mislead you. The North American Coal Corporation headquarters was absolutely pristine. Not a speck of coal dust to be found. I’m talking about ivory white marble floors, real cherry wood finishes, modern yet elegant interior designs, and just plain beautiful.
The North American Coal Corporation is engaged in the surface mining of lignite as fuel for power generation by electric utilities, with current operations in North Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The company also provides dragline mining services for independently owned limerock quarries in Florida through its North American Mining division. Mining approximately 35 million tons per year, North American Coal ranks as the nation’s largest lignite coal producer and among the top 10 coal producers in the U.S.
Gear I used for this interior office space shoot: Nikon Full Frame DSLR, 24mm lens, 35mm lens, 4 strobe lights, 1 strip light modifier, 1 octagon modifier, 2 30-degree grids, 1 tethered Mac Book Pro, remotes and battery packs (I hate extension cords).