The Dust Layer
Conveyor-loads of ‘blood’ coal, like spreading veins from deep within the crater of a ravenous energy production complex, devour the landscape and everything within it. This mega-industrial image is at once terrifying and exciting. Sights like this can render us frozen in both fascination and horror. This giant open-cast mine is one of the largest in Europe and 5th largest in the world for reserves of brown coal.