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Royal Inn on The Park

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I was commissioned by two interior designers who work under the guise of the name FrozenFrogs. They contacted me asking if I would be interested in photographing a project they had undertaken designing and building an extended area on the rear of a famous Inn called the Royal Inn on the Park in Hackney. I of course said yes being an interior photographer I get asked to photograph many different types of projects but I have to admit this was my first Inn.

However I approached the project in the same way as I would any project by taking a walk around the space in order to get a "feel" for it. I decided that the space needed to be shown set up as though customers could walk in and dine/ drink there immediately. With the help of my assistant Anna we set about removing furniture to make it look more spacious as due to the Inn being in use it had been set up for practicality rather than aesthetics. Once set up we set about photographing the space but soon discovered that the sunlight was too bright so realised that I would have to blend various exposures in order to achieve an evenly exposed image throughout.

I asked the interior Designers to give me a few words about the design and thought process behind it here is their words:

"I am happy everybody involved in the design process like the end product. Anyone can criticise the style, the colour scheme, the furniture, but at the end of the day the practicality is there and I believe that's what makes this kind of project successful. The new volume works well with the original building and the sliding doors opening onto the terrace make the space magical."

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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Royal Inn on the Park, Image copyright property of Nicholas Adams (www.nicholas-adams.co.uk)

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