“Cold Ash is in ruins the and the town’s inhabitants are dead or scattered thanks to Slavers, Rats and then the Left Hand throwing everything they’d got at the town. It is time for the survivors to look for a place of safety. Cold Ash, as they found, was not the safe haven that the radio message declared it do be. However another settlement has let its name be known over the radio waves and around fires. Larger and better built… Dustbowl. So to Dustbowl people trudge; some with vehicles thrash the engines in the hopes of reaching safety before the winter kicks in. Winter is not the time to be on the roads. Too many eyes watch for those who fall behind.”
It was a difficult event. A last minute site move from a massive, sunny quarry to a set of underground World War II tunnels over an hours drive away. You can read more about my experience of photographing The World Went Dark Event 2 here. But – it was a huge success. Already both players and crew alike are asking when the next one will be so that they can put the event in their calendar – and that is surely the mark of a fantastically successful event.
You can see the full set of images here