A series of featured images by Lou Jones where he illuminates the process and concepts behind creating these iconic images.

Another major phase of Winthrop Center construction is nearing completion It is a rare opportunity to see one of the mobile cranes almost horizontal Rick Jerrsteet of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 is dismantling the enormous unit in the Boston business district

Boston Construction by Lou Jones

A night photo can allow for dramatic lighting, but clearly requires extra attention.

In addition to balancing all the elements in the image and getting the various types of lighting to work together, you also have to be extra aware of safety issues.

A construction worker framed by the steel reinforcing rods — rebar — that form the core of nearly all concrete structures. 

Finding a combination of the right moment, the right gesture, and the right composition, with some luck, are all parts of getting a photo with lasting storytelling power.


Along with the enormous equipment and structures at a site, we have the people.

Finding a quiet moment for a portrait in the midst of the noise and tumult takes patience and the ability to build trust.

Photographing from a different point-of-view gives a different perspective. Even the ground level construction project looks good from such a high vantage point.

Boston construction by Lou Jones