Robert Herron

Photographer

Falmouth, UK
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A short edit of my work from America.

The Cornish Americans

During the 1840’s, Cornwall’s booming mining industry began to crumble. As Cornish mining became less profitable, many mines closed down, forcing workers to find employment elsewhere. With little opportunity now in Cornwall, miners started taking their expertise in hard rock mining overseas. From North America to South Australia, the Cornish started migrating to countries rich with new opportunity. By the turn of the 20th century more than 250,000 people had left Cornwall during what was called ‘The Great Migration’, in search of work and a better life for their families. Subsequently, Cornish culture has been reinvented in the United States. This series highlights the influences generations of Cornish men and women have had on North America, through present day Cornish American descendents of ‘Great Migration’ expats, in the mining regions of Michigan and Wisconsin.



May 07, 2014, 6:51am  Comments

I made it mom.

I made it mom.



March 07, 2014, 5:05am  Comments

Lawrence and Titan. Gweek, Cornwall.

Lawrence and Titan. Gweek, Cornwall.



January 20, 2014, 8:29am  Comments

A couple more possible images for the first part of my Cornish Americans story. Fowey, Cornwall.



January 17, 2014, 11:25am  Comments

Readymoney Cove, Fowey.
Around 20% of the Cornish male population migrated abroad from ports such as Fowey, Padstow and Looe. Many were forced to leave family and loved ones behind in search of better wages and greater opportunities. In total, the county lost over a quarter of a million people between 1841 and 1901. 

Readymoney Cove, Fowey.

Around 20% of the Cornish male population migrated abroad from ports such as Fowey, Padstow and Looe. Many were forced to leave family and loved ones behind in search of better wages and greater opportunities. In total, the county lost over a quarter of a million people between 1841 and 1901. 



January 14, 2014, 6:53pm  Comments

The Cornish Americans & The ‘Great Miner’s Migration’.

In short:

This year I will be making a documentary story on the ‘Great Migration’ of Cornish miners to the U.S over the 19th and 20th century. I plan to shed light on the reasons for the migration and travel to areas of U.S in the new year to document present day Cornish Americans and the reinvention of Cornish culture. 

Here a few images from my first shoot at South Crofty mine, Pool. October 2013.

(Source: robertherron)



November 12, 2013, 9:51am  Comments

#falmouth #cornwall

#falmouth #cornwall



August 20, 2013, 6:06pm  Comments

A couple of images from yesterdays shoot with designer Jaz Sangha.
Model: Kym Ellison.

Photos: Rob Herron



June 02, 2013, 3:57pm  Comments

 Promotional shot of musician Tom Gall.

 Promotional shot of musician Tom Gall.



May 19, 2013, 1:39pm  Comments

More from my editorial on Tom Gall.

More from my editorial on Tom Gall.



May 18, 2013, 7:50pm  Comments

New video on Tom Gall.

(Source: robertherron)



May 17, 2013, 6:20pm  Comments

clubguillotine:

NEW HATS!www.clubguillotine.bigcartel.comPhoto Credit: Rob Herron.

clubguillotine:

NEW HATS!
www.clubguillotine.bigcartel.com

Photo Credit: Rob Herron.



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May 15, 2013, 12:21pm  Comments

A little peep at some new editorial work with musician Tom Gall. 

(Source: robertherron)



April 25, 2013, 10:56am  Comments

Inception bridge, Paris.

Inception bridge, Paris.

(Source: robertherron)



April 15, 2013, 12:28pm  Comments

Hannah, Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris. Feb ‘13

Hannah, Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris. Feb ‘13



April 15, 2013, 11:49am  Comments