|Roger Tiley Documentary photographer||
A year-long major photographic commissioned awarded by the Arts Council of Wales to document the Welsh industrial coast-scape during 2011 to 2012. All of the images for this project were recorded during twilight and night time, using exposures of up to an hour, in conjunction with the technique, 'painting with light'.
The aim of the project was to explore how industry has and indeed does, make a mark on the coastline of Wales.
'My intention to photograph at night was to breakdown the notion of what most people see during daylight hours and, in a way, use a blank canvas in order to paint light on to the subject'.
Industry, over the past three centuries has played an important part in creating communities on the Welsh coast. Mineral exploration for example; coal in south Wales, slate in Pembrokeshire and Gwynedd, to name but two. Other natural materials played an important part in expanding coastal docklands for export worldwide.
Throughout Tiley's journey, a moving image film unit has been following his progress in this project. He has also written a concise diary of the ups and downs, the research and investigation and the limited time photographing at twilight and night time.
plate 1 : '71' Britton Ferry
plate 2 : Newport docks
plate 3 : Severn Bridge
plate 4 : '69' Swansea docks
plate 5 : Ynys Las, Ceredigion
plate 6 : Milford Haven
plate 7 : Anglesey
plate 8 : Dee Estuary
plate 9 : Rhos on Sea
All photographs on this website are strictly copyright ROGER TILEY
Nikon D700 with 18mm-24mm lens
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