No, it's a generic stock image (shutterstock_laying_fibre2.jpg) because El Reg think we're too thick to know what a hole digger looks like.
Apparently, as per other articles, it also helps to see what a person shouting at their phone looks like when we read artciles about customer complaints.
Articles about people frustrated by some piece of software are only clear to us when we see someone sitting at a laptop shaking his fist at the screen.
And who the hell would know what a network outage meant, without photos of spaghetti-riddled switches and routers?
Of course, when an author does use a valid photo, it leaves us thinking "Is that the mentioned grifter just before his court case, or is it file_dodgy_looking_bloke_enters_court_looking_angry.jpg"