Industrial photography can be defined as photographic practice that takes place within and/or at the behest of an industrial organization, to document production processes, products, work organization, employees, or the layout, equipment, or culture of an enterprise. The pictures may serve either internal or external (e.g. advertising or public relations) purposes. The borderline between documentary pictures and journalistic, advertising, and public relations ones is fluid, depending on context and usage in individual cases.
I recently had the privilege of photographing for Johnson Controls Inc. way out in East Texas at a natural gas plant outside of Fort Stockton Texas. Johnson Controls makes these commercial, industrial grade refrigeration units that are responsible for cooling the natural gas plant.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Their 154,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.