This project serves as my attempt to explore a culture; one which I am inevitably part of and one which lingers around my past, present and future.

Myself and many other young men in Cornwall are part of the next generation that has severed all ties with the late mining and china clay industry. Instead of normally pursuing a career in this sector, we are now forced to move away from Cornwall, fight for jobs, or work within the tourist industry. In this respect it seems as if we have lost a significant part of our identity, living in a landscape littered with the persistent reminders of a once prosperous county. This distinct disassociation with our landscape is something I have attempted to convey through my use of photography; the question still remains as to whether or not still having an active industry would be detrimental or positive to this identity.