“My engagement with Open for Business has always been enthusiastic. I was excited to be working in Scotland on shipbuilding and renewable energy – both lively industries employing quite a number of people in remote areas. I like my photographs to communicate, to draw people in, so they must have drama and real interest both in the light and the subject. I worked in black and white, mostly in the outdoors (which suits me fine), and sometimes at sea (again, very happy in that environment).
I have tried to make sense of the dynamism of the renewable energy sector by instilling that dynamism into the photographs. I am trying to inform and stimulate the imagination at the same time with the photographs I’m taking. I am using Leica Monochrom.”
Whitelee Wind Farm
Pelamis Wave Power
OpenHydro’s Open-Centre Turbine
Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Rosyth
Franklin won acclaim for his coverage of the Sahel famine in the 1980s and has since completed over twenty assignments for National Geographic. Since 2004, he has focused on long-term projects concerned primarily with man and the environment.