A Beautiful Mess

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, for many people the slate tips that flank Llanberis are nothing more than a sign that man has raped the earth of its treasures. In the case of the slate quarries, this has often been a wholly inefficient process, with 9 tonnes of waste for every 1 tonne of usable roofing slate.

Great Holes and even greater screes a permanent reminder to when the area was first exploited for its natural resources. Within the mailstrom of ruins is a hidden beauty that if you dive in and hang out long enough you might be lucky enough to find.

A beautiful mess is a study of this hidden beauty through the medium of digital photography.

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