Through the photographer’s eyes, they can make use of their lens to extract and showcase the beauty of our earth. Sometimes, there are unexpected yet so common places that you would not realize the photogenic if you pass by there. That is why photographer is one type of artists too. They can capture ordinary in extraordinary, provided that they have overflowing inspirations and ideas.

An industrial trend or so-called industrial photography is now flowing through many, or most, photographers’ portfolios. They are different to focus on those giant, metal constructions. Either new or aged, the photographer as usual will twist these structures into something breathtaking and awesome. To be exaggerating, you might not realize that they are taken from industrial sites. Hence, this is photographer who looks at this world from a new perspective, a new angle to give you surprises in their works. You can notice the awe-inspiring industrial masterpiece in home decor or commercial magazines.

What is industrial photography? Industrial photography can also be said as one kind of photography that takes place in order to document production processes, products, work organization, employees, or the layout and equipment. The culture of an enterprise can be represented through the industrial photos. Besides, industrial photos involve from the bold line of the metal structures until the finest details of those production equipment and plants. Workers could also be framed inside. In profit terms, it usually will serve internal management purposes or externally advertising and marketing events.

By reading the industrial photos, you also can differentiate and tell out the characteristics of industrial development era. A wide range of industrialists demand this kind of industrial photography to record down the economic, cultural, and organizational images. Photographers may face a client who have a clear idea in mind, or otherwise wait for them to project innovative and creative images. Whichever level of expectation, industrial photography must be effective and eye catching enough to transfer the messages behind to the audiences. All in all, a photographer must not only equip himself with essential camera tools, but also more and more inspirations to be satisfying and create the strongest image possible.

Below we display a showcase of images that are about what we are talking above – what is industrial photography. This gallery or industrial photography make its way to the railways and factory floors and beyond than that. It is to tell you and me so much of the overlooked, hidden and forgotten beauty surrounding us. Hopefully that these amazing photographer’s work can lead our readers build as much as inspiration as they did.

Industrial III by CrazyHeadbanger

It is an abandoned coal mine which is huge and complex.

Białystok power plant black and white smoke

A power station in Poland.

Industrial Photography on the railway network

The sparks seem as a natural spotlight for the worker.

Industrial beauty by nin-a

The smoke offers the light blue sky something extra and more details.

Industrial Nightshot

The reflection makes the night shot so impressive.


Those sparkling lights highlight the industrial site.

Sugar Factory

Taken from which angle defines how your industrial area looks like.

Zeeland VI

It is awesome to take your time to differentiate the sky and buildings.

Patnow power station in Konin

Black smokes are captured impressively in details with the orange sky.

Industrial Photography Delhi – Farbin Enterprises

By focusing on one production plant, it will be another story from the photo.

Industrial by tres rosas amarillas

Photography from low angle is nice, especially when you have a clear sky.

Industrial photography by Doug Jackson Photography

Lighting seems as darkening the border and focusing on the center.

On tracks again

This photo is great with the sense of depth.

Industrial sunrise

From far away, industrial photography can be formed as natural landscape.

Industrial Area

The photographer knows how to catch the light reflection to create a good photo.

Industrial Photography Delhi – Farbin Enterprises 2

Going inside the industrial area, you can capture more gorgeous shots.

Industrial Photography by image engineer

Night view is always comparable to day shot.

Cold night at the mill

The spooky atmosphere is so textured and detailed.

Industrial Decomposition

What’s inside an aged industrial site?

Industrial Patriot

The balance and composition of this picture is just nice.

Industrial Decay

Strong image is a must to be telling.

Industrial Landscape

Industrial photographers should know how to make fun with smokes.

Blue Blueness of Blue Blue

Blue put this photo in an unreachable world.


Notice the vehicle headlights on the highway.

Industrial Landscape by Haszczu

To take a good landscape, the composition between sky and land must hit the right balance.

Highway 30 Night Shoot

You will like the smoke movement and light reflection on water.

Industrial Lights

Similar to this, try to make the light as a sparkling star.