Technical (2021)

My photo project for 2021 resulted from creating a new portfolio and its albums. I loved the one I called “Technical” and decided to take more photos in that genre.

What would you imagine under the word “technical”? Dictionary definition of technical comprises many entries with varied usage of the word in several fields. I can see something especially metal, a factory or agriculture equipment, machinery, vehicles such as tractors and diggers, electricity distribution or communication towers… so I’d confine the range to matters and things relating to knowledge and practical usage of techniques, mechanics, machines, electricity and industry.

Here are a few of my photos which I took previously and put into this category:

I need my projects to have rules and deadlines so the rules for this one are to come up with at least six different locations during this year offering an opportunity to shoot this kind of photos, such as a factory, mill, mining equipment, technical museum of any kind, etc.

Further, I’m supposed to write a post presenting the best technical photo(s) from each of the location.

I don’t want to rely on lucky chances but of course, additional technical photos taken along other trips and photo walks are allowed, the more the better.

The deadline is the end of the year and I decided to complete the project by putting together a calendar for the next year featuring the best photos I will have managed to take by then. The calendar has to be printed to provide a palpable result.

[Update: I managed to visit several locations for this project but did not edit the photos in time to make all the posts and the calendar till the end of the year. Yet I still want to complete the project and provide the expected posts, I’ll see about the calendar. Keep tuned!]

Here is the overview for the individual locations, click on the images of the posts and photos to see more:

Technical Příbram
Lost beauty of old factories
Hydroelectric power station
Glassworks still life
Glassworks cutting room