With root cellars, it is the necessity for food security on an isolated island. When refrigeration arrived in the 1960s, cellars became the poor man’s appliance, but no one bothered to take them down. Instead, they simply became part of the furniture, so to speak. This is Richard’s favourite kind of reveal – to find an understated anthropological occurrence, then document it through repetition. Their simplicity is what’s enabled them to last for over a century, and what makes them such a compelling image of survival.