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Permian Perspective Podcast

11:49 min | 1 year ago

"canada uk australia bolivia india spain mexico" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode so nice to be sharing this time with all of you I'm sitting here today in Midland Texas with James Durbin the owner co owner will get into more of that in just a minute but co owner of the oilfields photographer James thanks so much for being here today pleasure thank thank you I'm so excited to hear your story and how you got started but first before we begin I want to thank everyone who has shared our podcast with their friends with their colleagues with her family we now have listeners in all over the US Canada UK Australia Bolivia India Spain Mexico the list goes on I'm so oh thankful for each and every one of you that has shared it and helped grow our podcast I also want to thank everyone who has taken a few minutes to leave a review on I tunes we are so appreciative of these reviews and we will read them in a future broadcast like Dave's Dave sent us this e mail Dave said thank you for sharing the stories of the Permian I really enjoyed Dr Perriman recent podcast I also enjoy getting to know all of your guests a little better I've seen and met many of them around town and to hear how they got to West Texas makes me appreciate each person's story even more keep up the good work Christa thank you so much dave I appreciate those kind words and we're gonNA keep up the good work right now and start our podcast today with James Durbin James thanks again for being with US super excited tell me how you got into this crazy oil and gas industry well I moved to midland about seven or eight years ago twenty twelve when the when the boom was just out of control and you couldn't find anywhere to live love or drive anywhere moved out here to work for the newspaper the middle reporter telegram and didn't know anything about oil and gas didn't know anything about really midland at all so it's kind of been a fast learning curve for me as I as I worked there and eventually winning business for myself right and we'll talk more about that in in just a moment but you came from Illinois was your last stop is that where you went to school with the school choice and buy from St Louis Missouri originally okay very good and did you study daddy photography 'cause you're you're photography is just incredible it really is and I'll tell you all where you can go see his photography a little bit later in the broadcast but how did you get started in photography something I've always done but I went to school for photojournalism an always worked in the news business for different newspapers just over the years and my background is in is in news and storytelling from journalistic aspect which may lend to why my pictures look the way they do because they really do they tell a story and I have been a fan in your pictures when they were in the MRT and when you got that call to come to Midland Texas did you say where like most of us right you have to get a map out and look at it unless you were born and raised here of course then you made the transition what have you loved most about being here since two thousand twelve well I think it's a common theme you probably hear people say but the people out here and opportunities that exist in west Texas or just astonishing a person can work as hard as they wanna work and pretty much guaranteed to make something of yourself if you just if you just apply yourself and and give it a chance and network with people the opportunity is just come your way people want want to see you succeed out here absolutely I think that is definitely a common thread so what made you decide to switch from the newspaper industry into being your around boss and starting oilfield photographer well the newspaper treated well and allowed me to start my business while I was still working for them because a lot of connections that I've made through the newspaper business being in all these philanthropic events a lot of the sports events things that people are are participating in connect connected me with with a great amount of people who'd become future customers so they were very understanding and supportive as I as I struck out in my own time of course to to seek to produce some of these photos for those people and eventually it just got to a point though where I was working fulltime for myself and fulltime afterwards afterwards for the paper or vice versa and really what we call the side-hustle yes it was the side hustle became the full time I had to make a choice and it was it was a crossroads moment and I I don't think I could've done any sooner than I did it but it's been a great choice in I have a a lot more time to pursue my business a lot more time with my family which is important and I don't feel quite a spread thin as I as I did when when I was doing both at the same time nice now you mentioned your family I know that you and your wife co own the oilfield photographer I love meeting another husband and wife team because it really is fun because you can balance each other and help each other where needed most what do you love about working with your wife we work well together with our company because she added SMO- pictures and that gives me more time to be out shooting or to be running the business side of things books and making calls and answering emails for me I've always enjoyed shooting pictures using being creative in the field more than I've enjoyed sitting at the computer going through them and and turning back the final product so when she expressed I interested in learning to to run the back end of our photo management software and all that I was I was very excited and she's done an amazing job she came about it with a fresh point of view and really she makes she puts the finishing touches kind of on my shoots in a way that I think makes them even even better than what I would have done nice so we do strive we shoot everything right the first time round in camera of course but she she's able to to just give it up make them pop a little bit lovat that the perfect partnership so tell me what do you look for when you're shooting subject what do you what does it catches your eye because I I have seen so many different shots of Pum Jack over the years but yours do really stand out so what is it you're looking for well we do a lot of different photography for a Lotta different oil and gas companies sometimes we're photographing people sometimes we're photographing equipment or people an equipment but we're helping companies promote their business and what they do that makes them special so oh the number one thing when we go out in the field is we make sure that everybody that's appears on camera is is following safety role than his is has proper. PVC On is is promoting their company in a good way because we have to produce a product is very usable nationwide and everybody has to kind of play along and of of course we all know everybody safety's important everybody but sometimes things slip up out in the field or you don't have someone might not have your plugs in or something like that so we we uh we kind of have to look after everyone else and ourselves when we're in the field so that's probably the first thing we look after just make sure that everything that happens on cameras is able to be photographed and documented or or video recorded a lot of that and then I yep safety I and and to that note we do have a rig pass them h two certified certified and all that so we we do follow the same rules then after that I mean we get to be creative and look for first of all what is it that sets your company apart why why am I here to help you show your story what do you do different what piece of equipment that you have is worth sharing that's better than your your competitor and so we really try and highlight that at a creative way we try and shoot when the light is nice sunrises and sunsets are ideal the golden hours tell me that is they'll they'll be taking a selfie and they'll say it's the golden hour it'd be better better be shooting something during that time it it doesn't last long but for that reason we we do schedule a Lotta shoots at sunrise and that might mean we're leaving middle at four am to get the carpet you know or or somewhere when it is time or before its time so we can due safety briefings and all that then get out in the field and start shooting so that's just the name of the game and and people out here are kind of used to that nobody really bats an eye when I say let's get it out there sunrise people people work hard out here and it's that's fine that is so true that really is well you definitely have a great I and you know the finished product is just amazing explain how you can help companies like these oil and gas companies that I know that you're you're doing photography for I know that you're showcasing them tell them how else you can help them well we help companies put together comprehensive catalogues of the the equipment that they offer or the services they provide and that's invaluable because because you need to have sales people who know what your products are and how they appear in the field in again why they are better or different than the competition so it really takes photos is or video to show that and a lot of companies out here operating with with sort of iphone type photos of of what their what their services are and you know we help them make that better and then on another note you know companies often times out here in Midland Odessa will will give back to the community sponsor answer events or do cookouts or Klay shoots golf tournaments so we work with those companies to cover those events as well and then with my news contacts from working in the business us for for several years we help those companies get those events featured in magazines and newspapers are not just around the region but around the state in and around the whole country audrey to fantastic that really is a benefit to many companies here in west Texas I see that you have traveled overseas as as well to African Haiti when you're shooting over there what were some of the differences between maybe shooting there and then shooting back here in west Texas oil it's about as different different you can get I would say working overseas definitely gave me a certain skill set to be able to operate in the field the old translates well to operating in the field here because in some ways I'm not a stranger to being in a remote situation needing to have maybe things like water water and just basic supplies in order to to maintain my time in the field or time on scene for the for the customer and just you know being able to operate in stressful environments or being able to sort of roll with the punches I guess you could say when things inevitably don't don't turn out the way they're supposed to I think that's news teaches chizzy high to be able to go with the flow I mean we the show must go on and when you work overseas nothing really ever happens it seems like as it's supposed to you and so when you then when you translate that oilfield where we do have schedules on things you not surprised window piece of equipment isn't where it's supposed to be or or happened to move since since the time that it was thought to be there right all that stuff happens right it does what is the most interesting thing that or person that you've ever photographed you know it's so hard to say because I photographed so many different things and you know John just commercial oilfield build photography I mean I've had so many great opportunities working in the news business in the last year I got to go shoot the Final Four basketball tournaments NCAA tournament in which has nothing to due at the oilfield but it's through my three contacts and so that was a once in a lifetime opportunity I've been in the pits Texas Motor speedway photographing NASCAR my photograph some of the most amazing emotional things have photographed is officers funerals had the chance to do that in the oilfield you know getting to be the one it gets a new piece of equipment unveiled for the first time in producing that that marketing material that accompanies gonNA use before anybody's gotten to see it is is a neat thing to be trusted that way just to have the level.

"canada uk australia bolivia india spain mexico" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

Permian Perspective Podcast

11:45 min | 1 year ago

"canada uk australia bolivia india spain mexico" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode so nice to be sharing this time with all of you. I'm sitting here today. In Midland Texas with James Durbin the owner co owner will get into more of that in just a minute but co owner of the oilfields photographer. James thanks so much for being here today. Pleasure thank thank you. I'm so excited to hear your story and how you got started but first before we begin I want to thank everyone who has shared our podcast with their friends with their colleagues with her family. We now have listeners in all over the US Canada UK Australia Bolivia India Spain Mexico. The list goes on. I'm so oh thankful for each and every one of you that has shared it and helped grow our podcast. I also want to thank everyone who has taken a few minutes to leave a review on I tunes. We are so appreciative of these reviews and we will read them in a future. Broadcast like Dave's Dave sent us this e mail. Dave said thank you for sharing the stories of the Permian. I really enjoyed Dr Perriman recent podcast. I also enjoy getting to know all of your guests a little better. I've seen and met many of them around town and to hear how they got to West. Texas makes me appreciate each person's story even more keep up the good work Christa. Thank you so much Dave. I appreciate those kind words and we're GONNA keep up the good work right now and start our podcast today with James Durbin James. Thanks again for being with us. Super excited tell me how you got into this crazy oil and gas industry. Well I moved to midland about seven or eight years ago. Twenty twelve when the when the boom was just out of control and you couldn't find anywhere to live love or drive anywhere. Moved out here to work for the newspaper. The Midland reporter telegram and didn't know anything about oil and gas didn't know anything about really midland at all. So it's kind of been a fast learning curve for me as I as I worked there and eventually winning business for myself right and we'll talk more about that in in just a moment but you came from Illinois was your last stop. Is that where you went to school with the school choice and buy from St Louis Missouri. Originally okay very good and did you study daddy photography. 'cause you're you're photography is just incredible. It really is and I'll tell you all where you can go see his photography a little bit later in the broadcast. But how did you get started in photography. Something I've always done but I went to school for photojournalism. An always worked in the news business for different newspapers just over the years and my background is in is in news and storytelling from journalistic aspect which may lend to why my pictures look the way they do because they really do they tell a story and I have been a fan in your pictures when they were in the MRT and when you got that call to come to Midland Texas did you say where like most of us right. You have to get a map out and look at it unless you were born and raised here of course then you made the transition. What have you loved most about being here since two thousand twelve well? I think it's a common theme. You probably hear people say but the people out here and opportunities that exist in west Texas are just astonishing. A person can work as hard as they wanna work and pretty much guaranteed to make something of yourself if you just if you just apply yourself and and give it a chance and network with people. The opportunity is just come your way people want want to see you succeed out here absolutely. I think that is definitely a common thread. So what made you decide to switch from the newspaper industry into being your around boss and starting oilfield photographer well. The newspaper treated well and allowed me to start my business while I was still working for them. Because a lot of connections that I've made through the newspaper business being in all these philanthropic events a lot of the sports events things that people are are participating in connect connected me with with a great amount of people who'd become future customers so they were very understanding and supportive as I as I struck out in my own time of course to to seek to produce some of these photos for those people and eventually it just got to a point though where I was working fulltime for myself and fulltime afterwards afterwards for the paper or vice versa and I really what we call the side-hustle yes it was the side. Hustle became the full time. I had to make a choice and it was. It was a crossroads moment and I. I don't think I could've done any sooner than I did it. But it's been a great choice in. I have a a lot more time to pursue my business a lot more time with my family which is important and I don't feel quite a spread thin as I as I did when when I was doing both at the same time Nice now you mentioned your family I know that you and your wife Co own. The oilfield photographer. I love meeting another husband and wife team because it really is fun because you can balance each other and help each other. Where needed most? What do you love about working with your wife? We work well together with our company because she added SMO- pictures and that gives me more time to be out shooting or to be running the business side of things books and making calls and answering emails for me. I've always enjoyed shooting pictures using being creative in the field more than I've enjoyed sitting at the computer going through them and and turning back the final product so when she expressed I interested in learning to to run the back end of our photo management software. And all that I was I was very excited. And she's done an amazing job. She came about it with a fresh point of view. And really she makes she puts the finishing touches kind of on my shoots in a way that I think makes them even even better than what I would have done nice so we do strive we shoot everything right the first time round in camera of course but she she's able to to just give it up make them pop a little bit. Lovat that the perfect partnership so tell me what do you look for. When you're shooting subject what do you? What does it catches your eye? Because I I have seen so many different shots of Jack over the years but yours do really stand out. So what is it. You're looking for well. We do a lot of different photography for a Lotta different oil and gas companies. Sometimes we're photographing people sometimes. We're photographing equipment or people an equipment but We're helping companies promote their business. And what they do that makes them special. So Oh the number one thing when we go out in the field is we make sure that everybody. That's appears on camera is is following safety role than his is has proper. PVC On is is promoting their company in a good way because we have to produce a product is very usable nationwide and everybody has to kind of play along and of of course we all know everybody safety's important everybody but sometimes things slip up out in the field or you don't have someone might not have ear plugs in or something like that so we uh we kind of have to look after everyone else and ourselves when we're in the field so that's probably the first thing we look after. Just make sure that everything that happens on. Cameras is able to be photographed and documented or or video recorded a lot of that and then I yep safety I and and to that note we do have a rig pass them. H Two certified certified and all that so we we do follow the same rules. Then after that I mean we get to be creative and look for first of all. What is it that sets your company apart? Why why am I here to help you? Show your story. What do you do different? What piece of equipment that you have is worth sharing? That's better than your your competitor and so we really try and highlight that at a creative way we try and shoot when the light is nice sunrises and sunsets are ideal the golden hours. Tell me that is. They'll they'll be taking a selfie and they'll say it's the golden hour it'd be better better be shooting something during that time it. It doesn't last long but for that reason we we do schedule a Lotta shoots at sunrise and that might mean we're leaving middle at four. Am to get the carpet. You know or or somewhere when it is time or before its time so we can due safety briefings and all that then get out in the field and start shooting. So that's just the name of the game and and people out here are kind of used to that. Nobody really bats an eye when I say let's get it out there. It's unwise people people work hard out here and it's that's fine. That is so true. That really is well. You definitely have a great I and you know the finished product is just amazing. Explain how you can help. Companies like these oil and gas companies that I know that you're you're doing photography for. I know that you're showcasing them. Tell them how else you can help them. Well we help companies put together comprehensive catalogues of the the equipment that they offer or the services they provide and that's invaluable because because you need to have sales people who know what your products are and how they appear in the field in again why they are better or different than the competition so it really takes. Photos is or video to show that and a lot of companies out here operating with with sort of iphone type photos of of what their what their services are and you know we help them make that better and then on another note you know. Companies often times out here in Midland. Odessa will will give back to the community sponsor answer events or do cookouts or Klay Shoots Golf tournaments so we work with those companies to cover those events as well and then with my news contacts from working in the business us for for several years. We help those companies. Get those events featured in magazines and newspapers are not just around the region but around the state in and around the whole country. Audrey to fantastic that really is a benefit to many companies here in West Texas. I see that you have traveled overseas as as well to African Haiti. When you're shooting over there what were some of the differences between maybe shooting there and then shooting back here in West Texas oil? It's about as different different. You can get. I would say working overseas definitely gave me a certain skill set to be able to operate in the field. The old translates well to operating in the field here because in some ways I'm not a stranger to being in a remote situation needing to have maybe things like water water and just basic supplies in order to to maintain my time in the field or time on scene for the for the customer. And just you know being able to operate in stressful environments or being able to sort of roll with the punches. I guess you could say when things inevitably don't don't turn out the way they're supposed to I think that's news teaches chizzy high to be able to go with the flow. I mean we the show must go on and when you work overseas nothing really ever happens. It seems like as it's supposed to you and so when you then when you translate that oilfield where we do have schedules on things. You not surprised. Window piece of equipment isn't where it's supposed to be or or happened to move since since the time that it was thought to be there right. All that stuff happens right it does. What is the most interesting thing that or person that you've ever photographed you know? It's so hard to say because I photographed so many different things and you know John just commercial oilfield build photography. I mean I've had so many great opportunities working in the news business in the last year I got to go shoot the Final Four basketball tournaments. NCAA tournament in which has nothing to due at the oilfield. But it's through my three contacts and so that was a once in a lifetime opportunity I've been in the pits. Texas Motor speedway photographing NASCAR. My photograph some of the most amazing emotional things have photographed. Is Officers. Funerals had the chance to do that in the oilfield. You know getting to be the one when it gets to see. A new piece of equipment unveiled for the first time in producing that that marketing material. That accompanies GONNA use before anybody's gotten to see..

"canada uk australia bolivia india spain mexico" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

Permian Perspective Podcast

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"canada uk australia bolivia india spain mexico" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse Show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand has an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet Baker Hughes Hello Everyone I'm Krista as skinny thank you so much for joining us for Mian Perspective and I'm so grateful that you're here today because we have a special edition of Permian perspective for you before getting started I do want to thank everyone who has aired our podcast with friends and colleagues I really appreciate you doing that we have listeners now in the US Canada UK Australia Bolivia India Spain Mexico in the list goes on we even have three listeners in France so hello France we really appreciate all of you for listening and I also want to ask you to help our show out by taking a few minutes to leave a review on I tunes I cannot thank you enough for doing this we are appreciative of the reviews we've received so far and for Apple Choosing Permian perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. Okay let's get started if you live here in the Permian you've probably heard by now that we have an election coming up with some big items on the ballot so I thought I would take some time Time today which is Monday October twenty first first day of early voting and go over some of the hot topics and share some voting information with all of you first and foremost I I want to say I will not be sharing my opinion in any of today's broadcast I just want all of you to be informed and know how important I do think it is to exercise your right to vote okay that's the only opinion I'll be sharing for those of you living in other parts of the world this election means a lot to our community because many of the topics that we cover here weekly on Permian perspective with our guests are the same issues that our community is concerned with when choosing elected officials infrastructure education health care roads and housing with that set. Let's get started. We have three candidates who are running in for mayor local businessman and incumbent Mayor Jerry Morales you can go to his website Morales for dot com local businesswoman Jenny cud her website is Jennifer Mayor Dot Com and local businessman and consultant Patrick Peyton Peyton for mayor dot com is website now all three are very impressive candidates who I happen to know personally so I encourage you to go to their websites read their BIOS and their plan form on the key issues facing our community and of course they do have a facebook page as well so you can go on facebook to okay we have city council district three we have five candidates I we have E. J. Baldrige and his website is EJ Baldrige dot com then we have Catherine Chandler and she has a facebook page you can go there chandler for midland a Jack Elad and also another facebook page lad for Midland Bradley James he's and Robin Pool and Robbins website is pull for city council dot com that is for our city council district four and just in case you're not able to write these down right now don't worry you have all of these listed for you on our show notes section so please feel free to go to the show notes and I have all the website links I have all that information there for you okay now moving onto city council district four Kimberly Crisp in her website is crisp for counseled dot com we have Lori blong Laurie blong dot com and Dan Corrales Corrales for City Council Dot com again I encourage you to either go to their websites or their facebook pages the midland independent school district is proposing the following bond and I took this right off of the sample ballot that of course you can find yourself online I will put a link to those as well so this is the sample ballots it says proposition a the issuance of a five hundred sixty nine million dollar bond school building bonds for the construction acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district including the rehabilitation renovation expansion and improved thereof and levying of the tax.

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