Austin Texas photography blog by Ben Sklar

Flaring for the WSJ

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I’ve the good fortune to work with Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Gilbert on a few oil and natural gas related stories around Texas. A few weeks ago we met in Dilley to tour a Goodrich Oil facility where they were flaring Natural Gas on an oil fracking site. I met Stephen Dykes, above, a contractor for Wildcat Wirelines, along with many other contractors from Halliburton and Goodrich. It was really neat to see and understand how oil is found, produced and delivered to consumers. I had a great time approaching the shoot with a documentary story telling approach, mostly because I wasn’t expected to shoot a portrait and we had no idea what we would find on the site. These are some other photos I liked from our shoot.




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January 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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