tographer. Today Mahi has her hands full with several successful endeavors, including: · EnergyImages.Com, LLC, a "stock photography" company designed to deliver dynamic images on-line, includes wellknown photographers world wide; · Mieko Mahi Photography & Video Services, specializing in upstream, midstream and downstream images; · Her Industrial Art, which is abstract art work which preserve the history of construction and design; · Safety-Posters: Rig Safety posters for offshore and land, for sale on RigZone.com and EnergyImages.Com web sites, in Spanish and English; · Oil & Gas Gathering: Mahi hosts a monthly gathering that provide petroleum executives from all disciplines to connect around industry issues. · Life on a Rig exhibit: A 16 panel display now showing at the Texas Maritime Museum. The very nature of her Oil and Gas client's business presents the most interesting demands of her own business today, as weather and construction related delays often alter her scheduled shoots, and she must be available on short notice to complete an assignment. In fact, events during Mahi's very first freelance assignment taught her to take circumstance outside of her control in stride, and to apply lessons learned to future assignments. In this particular case, she was shooting a rig video from a crewboat with a $40,000 camera that was not hers. She was engulfed by a wave, didn't get paid for the job because the camera lens had water in it, and was required to pay for repairs to the camera. It is suffice to say that through the years Mahi has faced a number of interesting challenges to getting the shot, including: being stopped at a foreign airport with an expired visa, being so sickened that she physically needed help setting the camera; and working in and through some arduous conditions, shooting from great heights, day and night, in temperatures hot and cold, working with the wind, dust and rain. Through every situation, though, Mahi has picked up valuable experience in completing her assignment safely and efficiently, and attributes early years producing safety videos combined with the onboard safety officers and briefings with keeping her in one piece. "Today I always carry with me a ear plugs, mud boots, a safety harness, safety helmet and safety glasses. I always carry my own stuff, just in case." Through it all, though, she has more often than not succeeded, as attested by the images presented here. Mahi on EnergyImages.com "It's my goal for EnergyImages.com to be a household word, globally - to agencies and marketing firms that have oil and gas clients. To date, EnergyImages.Com is the only stock house that focuses on energy and has online more than 10,000 images, using Verisign and Merchant Solutions. On a typical day, I am talking to Canada, Norway, Germany or London. I am always looking for well-known energy photographers to add to the site." 28 · MarineNews · April, 2007
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