Photographic essay by Mark Clayton on the High Angle Battery, Portland, Dorset.
Built between 1890-1895 as a defence against enemy vessels, the site is now protected under the Ancient Monuments Act and has grade II listing.
Comprising of a warren of dark tunnels and connecting rooms the local youth have used it over the years to hang out, explore and often scare themselves with ghost stories.
This photo project aims to capture the essence of the battery, to convey some of the mystery of the tunnels and as well to record an important part of life growing up on a small island.
Images taken by Mark Clayton on Ilford HP5 B&W film.
Book has been designed and produced by 494 Design.
Folded, collated, trimmed and bound by hand using quality G.F.Smith papers and linen thread.
Limited edition features a special edition cover and comes with the 5”x7”' C-type print as shown.
Published December 2019
32 pages / Hand sewn binding
G.F. Smith papers 270gsm cover / 150gsm uncoated text
Edition of 50 / Hand numbered / Postcard insert
First 10 copies with limted edition cover and 5x7 C-Type print
Print is signed and numbered verso
177mm x 248mm