Hidden in Plain Sight

A photographic journey that offers an exclusive window into parts of Cornwall you may never get to see.

Centuries of mining has created a honeycomb network of tunnels that crisscross beneath the beautiful Cornish landscape in an unimaginable scale. And yet we tend to focus on the romantic remains of the engine houses.

This limited edition photography book explores that which lies below, as well as the unique tapestry of nature which is reclaiming the once industrial landscape. It offers a unique view into the mines themselves as they are today. It is a journey that we invite you to join.

“For any one interesting mining this is a must but it is also an incredibly interesting book for anyone living in or visiting Cornwall. It really does opens your eyes to a whole other world!”

Elizabeth Dale, The Cornish Bird

“Photographer, underworld Plutonic-plunderer, Claire Wilson, allows us to grasp a shutter’s snap-view of weird scenes inside the old mines whose extracted tin and copper were to eventually electric-wire the World together through Cornwall’s perfectly located power-router – Porthcurno Cove. A book to treasure – dig it out.”

John Kennedy

About the Author

Claire Wilson is a professional photographer and writer. She was brought up in one of the most heavily mined areas in the county and has had a keen interest in the mines since she was young. She read Geology at the University of Leicester and has been taking photographs for over 20 years.

In March 2019, Claire was awarded the Licentiate level with the Royal Photographic Society, and strives to improve her photography through project work, focusing on getting below the surface of the subjects that fascinate her.