Welcome to the wonderful world of beautiful shiny giant machinery, that happens to power much of the world. 1/4 of the world’s power is generated by GE products and solutions, and much of the production and maintenance of their power generation turbines are orchestrated in Greenville, SC and Atlanta. GE Power & Water provided us an exclusive 4-day pass to document the process and reveal the real-world experience of how their people and facilities work.
Despite the unusually large amount of images presented in this blog post, it’s a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the sheer amount of images taken over 4 full days. To get a little technical, since most of the shots were indoor, I had to push the ISO to around 1600 to freeze any action. A constant LED light was used for any sort of light/kicker, but overall very little artificial light was used to retain that journalistic feel. Peek at the BTS video above to see how we shot the series, and of course, view the wall-o-photos below to see the impressive GE facilities and machinery.
Seeing these massive turbines in person was a remarkable experience, but seeing them being built from the ground up was even more impressive. Big thanks to Will Keown, Corey Jenkins, Jamie Sapp, Jonathan Walker, and William Stewart for assisting and grabbing some extra images. You can never have too many cameras when documenting such a huge facility!!