The Coal Face is a study of the Welsh coal industry seen through the physiognomies of the workforce.

The 3-d photogrammetric portrait installation was commissioned by Ffotogallery part of Diffusion 2019 – “Sound & Vision”.

Exhibited in the Senedd, Welsh Assembly, Cardiff,  and Shift, Cardiff, April 2019.

The faces of these men are the key to our industrial past. Colliers  sat for the intense studio sessions required to create the full 3-d portraits, accompanied by recordings of their voices and a soundscape of environmental sounds and a composition by BAFTA winning composer John Rea.

Portraits of Welsh miners, part of the Coal Face exhibit, all photographed in 3-d. The installation is accompanied by interviews and sound and a composition by BAFTA winning musician John Rea.
All images ©Richard Jones and not to be used without permission