This project is a character study of a cross section of the people who work for Banks Mining.
Banks Mining operates opencast mines across England and Scotland. Their modern mining ethos is sustainable mining alongside regeneration of mine sites with minimal environmental impact.
Working in an environment such as this, I often find myself quickly having to adapt and change plans whilst ensuring the brief is fulfilled. Health and safety restrictions along with changeable winter weather conditions meant identifying suitable shoot locations at short notice.
Although challenging, I found that this environment lent itself well to the type of portrait I was trying to achieve.