ESSAY TIM COOKE (PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ABSALOM)

Views of the Wildmill Estate

Photo essay about the Wildmill Estate in Bridgend by Ben Absalom with accompanying text by Tim Cooke.

Equipped only with a black iPhone, he enters the estate via a tunnel below a Victorian railway bridge. The road along which he is walking is called Cemetery Road, on account of the enormous graveyard hidden behind a thick tangle of bushes and trees currently looming over his right shoulder...


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