Following on from the success of Volume 1, this book will consist of more Colliery photographs, with perhaps as many as 200 scenes portrayed from about 30 collieries not featured in Volume 1. The book will portray by gone collieries with more photographs on the surface and underground of an industry now virtually non-existent and just a memory. As with volume 1, the photographs are of high quality. The author has spent years photographing these mines and his techniques involved ‘painting with light’, rather than by using a flash gun. The effect is to create incredibly evocative photographs.
By John Cornwell (28 Jun 2002)