‘Cornish Fish’ is a photographic project following the journey of fish from the Celtic sea to the west-end of London, addressing the Cornish fishing industry’s significance on the rest of the country. Focussing specifically on Hake and Ling species, the project starts on the AJAX TO32, a gillnetting boat based in Newlyn Cornwall. Fish from this boat are landed at Newlyn, where they are auctioned at the market and sent to London to be sold in Billingsgate market or to restaurants via fish merchants.  Fishmongers such as ‘The Chelsea Fishmonger’ and Michelin star restaurants such as ‘Outlaw’s at the Capital’ sell a large amount of fish from Cornwall, as it is often cited as being the freshest and best quality fish on the market. 

Media coverage by LCC blog here.

Please see below for a book on the project, a gallery of images, and a video synopsis of the project.


BA (Hons) Photojournalism student Thomas Nicholson talks us through his work in LCC Summer Shows 2014.