Documentary Photography - Cornish Miners

Photographic Stories that Dig Below the Surface

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

Projects

Cornish Tin Mine - Photography project by Claire Wilson Photographer at LLE Photography

Hidden in Plain Site
A Photographic Journey into Cornish Mines

Hidden in Plain Site is a photography project like no other.
It is a unique exploration of Cornwall’s mining landscape, leading underground to places that you may never get to visit.

A year of intensive underground adventure, and a lifetime of exploring the Cornish mining landscape above has brought together a series of images for this one of a kind project.

Series

If It’s The last Time

What if this is the last time? That was the question I asked myself before I started to work on this mini series of images when I visited Fistral beach. Instead of documenting people, I found myself focusing on and photographing the details and beauty that I saw.

The Ladder

There are 111 steps to the Jacobs Ladder in Falmouth, and only one place to rest. This is a series of photographs of images taken where people choose to rest on their way up or down the granite steps.

Kuzma Minin – Ship Aground in Falmouth

On the 18th December 2018, the Russian ship Kuzma Minin slipped from its anchored position and ran aground on Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth. I documented some of the rescue with my camera.

Falmouth in the Snow

Snow doesn’t come to Falmouth very often, but the Beast of the East dropped a lot of it in 2018. What is a photographer to do but to capture it and the people enjoying it?