GONE ARE THE GLORY DAYS

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"Decades upon decades of engine noises, people shouting, metal clanging, fighting against the sound of the crashing waves and howling wind. Smoke, clouds, mist mixed with the smells of the sea, of burning coal, of people’s sweat.

Cohorts of men making a hard living stripping tin ore from 600 feet under … (read more)

"Decades upon decades of engine noises, people shouting, metal clanging, fighting against the sound of the crashing waves and howling wind. Smoke, clouds, mist mixed with the smells of the sea, of burning coal, of people’s sweat.

Cohorts of men making a hard living stripping tin ore from 600 feet under the sea worked on the mine during its glory days. Then, men went, the engines stopped, the ocean claimed back the tunnels.

Gone are the glory days, all that is left is the echo of men’s sounds and machine noises, slowly silenced by the howling winds and the crashing waves."

ON THE EDGE is my way of sharing - through three universal stories - a moment of self-discovery and rebirth at an important junction of my personal life and career. For that, there’s nothing like pure, unadulterated black & white photography: it is the best medium to tell timeless, powerful and expressive stories, and to reveal the nature of the planet’s landscapes through my photographic interpretations.

Cornwall is very close to my heart, a place I immediately fell in love with, since my first visit years ago. One of the things that characterises Cornwall, and one you can’t ignore when interpreting this region’s spectacular landscapes, is the area’s mining past. While abandoned today, imagining hundreds of people bustling around this engine, making a hard living mining tin ore hundreds of feet under the ocean, on the edge of losing their lives on the job, or their livelihood when the mines closed, deeply resonated with me.

"Gone Are the Glory Days" is a testament to human resilience.

15.7"x 20.8" free print & free photo book upon request | 500 trees planted with this sale


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Comments

Beautiful long exposure Vieri. I am a big fan of your work.

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Big fan of your work Vieri.

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Vieri Bottazzini
(creator)
2022/04/23

Hey Hendro, thank you so much man, truly appreciate you!!

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Murray Laidlaw
2022/01/22

Excellent

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Vieri Bottazzini
(creator)
2022/01/22

Thank you very much indeed, Murray, glad you liked it!

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