© Michael Evans Photographer 2016

Melbourne Industrial Photography…With Horses…!

The following images are from a recent series that I have been working on for a fantastic client called Tyrecycle. As their name suggests, they turn old discarded tyres into a range of different products, essentially new beginnings for old tyres!

Once the tyres have been processed the end result is a rubber crumb that has a variety of uses, however I have been specifically involved in documenting the product being used for sporting surfaces. In this series the rubber crumb has been added to a sand mix for an equestrian arena. Naturally while photographing the surface, I ensured that I added some drama and identity to the images with the horse and rider.

© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
William the horse before heading into the training arena © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
The rubber granules can clearly be seen, softening the impact on horse and rider © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
I have never been interested in horse riding, but I can certainly appreciate what magnificent animals they are… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
© Michael Evans Photographer 2016
William lets me know how much he enjoys being photographed… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

My thanks indeed to Kristy and William, and to Tyrecycle who have built a brilliant business out of a product that is all too often dumped into the environment. I never considered until recently as to how even a small number of discarded tyres provides a perfect breeding ground for disease carrying mosquitoes, combined of course with the hazard the tyres cause when ignited during the bush fire season…

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