'Good preservation is a life preserver thrown shipwreck. Good preservation keeps us in touch with the graces of this life. It's bricks and mortar, yes. It's arguments about true colours and authenticity and representation. But true preservation is like hand that shelters a fire from the wind. It protects the spark in life.'
- Howard Mansfield, The Same Ax, Twice.
This project revolved around the mining industry and the topic of preservation . My initial interest in this industry came from my father who was an apprentice miner when he was only 19 years old. The mines that were photographers were located in the Peak District, who pride themselves in preservation to increase knowledge of the British heritage and culture.