'Harmony Close' is an ongoing photographic study of the space, its transitional times. The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of the surroundings on the emotions of young people from the area.
Redruth and Camborne, the largest urban area in Cornwall, used to be the centre of one of the richest mining areas in the world. When mining peaked during the 1860s, there were over 340 mines operating in the area with 50,000 men mining copper and tin. Surrounded by the mines and other related industries, Redruth and Camborne were the thriving centres of commerce. Today, after all of the mines' working have gone, residents of Camborne and Redruth face big social and economical problems and the towns' streets portray decades of poverty.
Tourists, as they make their way down to the coast, avoid contact with this bleak and melancholic landscape of old engine houses, miners' terraced cottages, vast council estates and newly built industrial parks sprawled across converted acres of mining waste.