I was commissioned to photograph a series of the rooms of Holkham Hall, a grand Palladian mansion on the Norfolk coast. These images were to display the interiors, for use in brochures aimed at their corporate clients.\r\n\r\nThe hall was designed by William Kent for the 1st Earl of Leicester, Thomas Coke, and really is a staggering piece of architecture and history. The entrance hall alone is astonishing, vast expanses of marble and intricate carvings that rise up the entire height of the house. My role was to present the stately rooms of the hall exactly as they would be prepared for corporate functions, but with a feeling of the opulence that permeates this historic place.\r\n\r\nEach shot had to be carefully lined up to show the rooms in their full glory. I combined flash and constant lighting for this series, working to bring out the rich colours of the surroundings.\r\n\r\nThe images specifically highlighted the quality of the tableware and ambience of the rooms, showing off the luxury of their high end facilities, as requested by the client. These went on to be a large and successful part of their corporate marketing.