Robin Friend: Slaughterhouse

18 November 2011

In his series Slaughterhouse, Robin Friend slowly exposes the intensely coloured minerals of an abandoned Welsh mine. Even as it returns to an atavistic state, the people who carved out their livelihoods and the alien topography are still a palpable presence for the photographer. Just released is ARAF, a film made by Andrew Telling and Owen Richards who followed Friend into the Victorian mines, reverently capturing the light and the quiet atmosphere and the distinctive process Friend used to create these extraordinary images.

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