Winter Terrains Pam Coster
Throughout this book there is a collection of photographs that have been created within Cornwalls areas of outstanding natural beauty. Utilising winters impulsive weather and ever changing lighting conditions, these photographs not only show the variation in plants and natural vegitation, but also captures the unique atmosphere that is created throughout winter in the diverse terains of the Cornish countryside.
Karn to mark the spot the tin mines fell, the day the miners turned in their tools, evaporation of the red ford from the source. Crust carried from the depths of history to replace the crumbs taken from the sole of every photographer's shoes. A rock pile built by infants, carried by juniors, demolished by adolescence. All these schools moulded in the shape of Cornish history, given culture as a white stripe on a back cross, begged to stop teaching the language. In descending order of importance across the coastline of West Penwith all the tin and fish have been replaced by abstract graves. Reserves of worthless economy, currency burnt by angry knockers. A flood of lethargy - the eighth plague. Economy has to pivot on a whim here, from Crofty to tourism. Cairns held aloft by the bruised hands of holidaymakers, a sign to the county that they heard the cry for help, and gave all they could in footprints. There are few safeguards and no pullies or levers among the uneven structures. Perhaps designed for a landslide - perhaps patented for a fall.
The landscape characteristics that combine to give the Cornwall AONB its natural beauty, unique identity and sense of place are fully understood. The AONB landscape is conserved and enhanced at every opportunity through effective partnership working; achieving environmental growth, reversing losses of natural capital, biodiversity and heritage and improving resilience to climate change. A landscape that is accessible and appreciated by everyone.
Photography by Pamela Coster Arron Kent's poem: Cairn Field Geevor from The Last Hundred with permission from Guillemot Press
A photography book created for Cornwall AONB by Pam Coster for the BA Applied Media Creative Production module