Planet KB was established by professional photographer Geoff Brown in 1988, as a mining, corporate and industrial photography studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shoots take place all over South Africa and abroad, often in rigorous terrain such as underground in mines.
Whatever the end use, be it advertising, brochure, website or annual report photography, our goal is to deliver unique, dynamic and arresting photography that makes our client's company look great. You can rely on us to provide you with remarkable images of, for instance, large machinery, workshop environments, mining operations, CSI initiatives, factories, interior and exterior architectural photographs, company executives and more. Once we have been briefed, we ensure the results are exactly what you need to promote, publicize and advertise your company.
Services include the meticulous planning and execution of all assignments. Careful planning is the key to making any project run smoothly. From briefings, style and format decisions, through travel and security arrangements, we take the lead to make each project as effortless as possible for the client.
Should you need industrial, mining, corporate, construction, and architectural photography undertaken, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Geoff Brown occupies a very fortunate niche - being able to combine a lifelong fascination and passion for both photography and the industrialised world. This and years of experience as a professional photographer is the backbone to creating compelling, unusual and exciting industrial, mining, architectural and corporate photographs.
From a personal point of view, being involved in industrial photography is like living on the Discovery channel, and each shoot is an opportunity to share that experience with the viewer.
From the operational side, being properly prepared and expecting the unexpected, which comes from years of experience, is the only way to make sure we are in the right place at the right time, for best light and subject interest, to create the best possible images.
Geoff Brown Professional Photographer
Specialising in industrial photography - factory and plant, mining and construction, with corporate portraiture, architecture, aerial and product photography as associated services.
City and Guilds of London Photography 744 - 1982
Licenciateship of British Institute of Professional Photography 1987
Apprenticed in industrial photography in London and Northampton 1987 / 1988
Co-founder, owner and principal photographer - Planet KB Photography - 1988 to present
Professional Mining Photographer
The Planet KB photography studio is located in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg on 2000 square metres of garden.
Our 200 square metre, purpose built studio is capable of handling large sets and vehicles and is fully air conditioned. It has a solid concrete infinity curve (cyclorama) across two sides of it's 13 metre width as well as an electrically driven, centre tilting and rotating, 10 x 5 metre bounce-board. The studio also has a full size steel roll-up door for easy access of machinery and vehicles.
Planet KB 200 Square metre professional photography studio in RIvonia
Some brief points of interest on our experiences in professional industrial and mining photography in Southern Africa. Not the world's greatest blogger but will attempt to add as and when time allows.