EPB is a community-owned company who prioritizes technology-based innovation to help as many people in our community as possible through reliable products and services at the lowest reasonable cost.
I’ve been selected to photograph EPB’s annual report three times in recent years. For each report, I worked closely with the design agency in the beginning stages of the project to set the photography direction. One year, we combined double exposure photographs with multiple moving layers in the design to add depth to each page. Another year, we used time-lapse photos to allow the hero images to animate as the user scrolled. And the first year, we drew inspiration from black & white mid-century photojournalism to frame the that year’s tornado recovery efforts.
After settling on a photographic direction, I coordinated with EPB’s staff to take all the photos over the course of several weeks. During that time, I followed line crews, took executive headshots, restaged events from the previous year, captured multiple stop motion time-lapses, and created multiple still photos for EPB’s stock library. Afterwards, each set of photos received extensive post production to finish out the animations and double exposures, and the photos were delivered in an optimized format for the developers.