28 February 2012
Last updated at 07:21
Photographer Roger Tiley is roughly halfway through an Arts Council for Wales bursary to produce photographs showing how man has shaped the coastline of Wales. This picture was taken at Aberporth in September
The photographs are taken as the light fades, and a lamp used to highlight points of interest. Mr Tiley said he was shocked to find a swastika painted on the floor at this site in Milford Haven as the factory was used in World War II as an armaments depot for sea mines
Up to now all the pictures have been around the south and west of Wales, but Mr Tiley plans to document structures along north Wales from Easter onwards. The Boys' Village in Aberthaw was built in 1925 to give miners' sons a short break in fresh sea air. "This is one of the most interesting places I have visited as a photographer. It was sad however to see it in a totally ruined state," he said.
"Pictures are taken in twilight and early evening so there is only a small window of opportunity," says the photographer. Conditions were even more challenging in Newport Docks before the rain came, he added.
It is a "poignant' time to be taking pictures of industry along the coast as many features have already disappeared, he said. Porthgain in Pembrokeshire used to be a main port for exporting Pembrokeshire slate in the 1800s, and bricks were also made in the kilns that can still be seen today, he added.
Mr Tiley said what had surprised him was the lack of industry along coastline where farming and tourism are the main employers. This boat in New Quay had sunk in the harbour during storms and had ended up on the beach
The photographer said he had to ask for directions to get to the water's edge to take a picture of the second Severn crossing. "I take the shots from the photographer's point of view, but also think of the historical or political angle," he said.
"Waiting for the light to fade it was nice to see all the fireworks rising into the sky from Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. The sun began to fade on a beautiful, but windy autumn evening," said the artist of his shoot of the oil and gas pipes.
Mr Tiley said he was having "great fun" travelling across Wales researching locations. "I'm finding new and interesting places on my travels," he added. The Manufactured Coastscape - a postcard from the Welsh coastline continues until September 2012.