Hidden in Plain Sight A Photographic Journey

Hidden in Plain Sight A Photographic Journey into Cornish Mines

Hidden in Plain Site is 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. Hidden in Plain Sight: A Photographic Journey into Cornish Mines offers a unique view into this incredible heritage that continues to shape the landscape today.

This limited edition photography book is the only one of its kind, capturing breath-taking images of Cornwall underground as it is today.

It explores that which lies below, as well as the unique tapestry of nature which is reclaiming this once-industrial landscape. This is a journey that we invite you to join.

But there’s something you need to know. Once the books are gone, they are gone. We will not be issuing a second edition. So why not buy your copy now to avoid missing out.

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“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.