© Chris Coekin
The Altogether by Chris Coekin is a multi-layered body of work that investigates the notion of art, work and struggle. The photographs were produced in a UK factory that began manufacturing copper wire in 1834. Employing a strong formal, staged style, comparable to the seminal works of Lewis Hine, Coekin’s work is concerned with the workers of the factory, the tools they use and the environment they occupy.
The book features three series of images and is accompanied by a unique seven-inch vinyl record produced from the factory floor: Days at The Factories c/w CuSO4 Shuffle, available from Walkout Books.
All Images © Chris Coekin