FedEx recently commissioned Doug Menuez to capture the boundless energy and productivity of its Memphis hub for a corporate image library.
“It’s like a nation state—it takes about 20 minutes just to drive from one end to the other of the 500-acre-plus hub,” he says. “Inside, they have 15 million square feet of facilities where the packages flow in to be sorted to their destinations. Around 3 p.m. and again at 3 a.m., there is an explosion of activity as jets land and take off and packages are sorted and shipped. What might seem effortless to us when we click ‘send’ on a shipping order is revealed as an almost insane, gargantuan task.”
Doug had the opportunity to shoot throughout the facility for several days and even pulled an all-nighter. “And, unbelievably, they gave us a brand-new 767 and pilots to photograph as we pleased. We got to circle around doing ‘touch and go’s’ for hours—amazing fun.”
Read and see more at Doug’s Storehouse.co page: “On Assignment: FedEx.”