Begun as a photographic project in 1976. A study based within a disused coal yard behind Whitechapel station, London, E1. The site itself was photographed over a number of years along with found objects obtained by taking sections through the ground - bitumen, earth, coal waste. The objects were washed then photographed in the studio with a single light source to replicate the light from the sun. Each was treated as a precious object. A celebration of 'The making of things'.