Foundry Nights

Foundry night, a portfolio of images created over more than ten years. Shot under ambient conditions at the foundry in the middle of the night captures the dramatic energy and light emanating from the furnaces of the Tiabang Steel Casting Foundry located in Ganzhou, China. The images document the dangerous work of preparing the nights pour where molten steel created at 1500 degrees C forms in a 20-ton electric arc furnace. Standing close enough to feel the heat as the sparks flew and the overhead crane eerily creaked above.