As seen in this weekend’s Style Section of the Sunday Times this is the home of one of my newest clients, who is also quickly becoming a firm friend, Owen Pacey of Renaissance London, a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of Architectural delights. If you’d like to have this interior story for your own publication and see more go to Gap Interiors to see more.
It’s a delight for an interiors photographer to shoot such a well-considered and designed interior and atmospheric like this, with over 30 years of saving interior gems from all over the world, Owen has been a little guilty of keeping some of his best pieces for himself. Well, who wouldn’t when you’re the boss and you live above a shop & warehouse full of interior and architectural gems. Some of which it’s been my pleasure to photograph in recent weeks.
Above you can see what I mean about an interiors goldmine, personally I’m on the lookout for a room where I could squeeze in this glasswork chandelier in the front of this shot from the Renaissance Warehouse has to be experienced to be believed.
After a long day of interior salvaging you’ll find Owen relaxing with a beer on his amazing terrace, which is really as all outdoor spaces should be, an extension of the interior design in doors, but the most amazing thing about this space is it’s central London location, in the heart of Shoreditch.
Well if you are here and you’re a returning visitor you’ll be able to see that quite a lot has changed here at Graham Atkins-Hughes.com. the site background colour is probably the most significant change. But there are some new sections as well, the new Interiors Portfolio is one of the updates.
What is it all about? I was thinking about all the interior design projects and spaces I have photographed over the years, 27 years of photography, so it took me a while, believe me. I was wondering if there was something that they all had in common. Don’t ask, you don’t really want to know even a fraction of what goes on in my creative head. The conclusion I have come to is expression.
Expression. I came to that because I was casting my mind back to my first interior design project, my teenage bedroom. Sadly no pictures, I didn’t know I wanted to take pictures back then. I was thinking about what it was like as an interior. Then I remembered all the posters I had on my walls. I can’t tell you why I had chosen the ones I had put up, or even why I then changed them around and replaced them, but it was an expression of me and who I was, and am.
So I guess that is what I am looking for when I photograph interior spaces and homes, it’s the external expression of self, that is the person who lives, works and has created the space or you could say formed it around themselves, to in some ways cocoon themselves from the world. It’s like a mirror, so when you are at home you are surrounded by yourself, and that can only serve to make us feel safe. Happy New Year Y’all
Hope you’re well on this sunny but brisk Autumn day in London, well a least it’s not raining. That puts me in mind of all the unfortunate people who have been flooded out of their house, home and places of work, hope the water subsides soon.
I do love the use of poured concrete in interior design and architecture, I think that some people might think that it is a cold and possibly boring medium to live with, or indeed inside, but not me. Like most things made from organic substances, it’s with all the best will in the world never the same twice. That’s what I think is so beautiful about it. As you can see from this interior photography commission it photographs really well. So much so we went back to the location for the next season’s photography shoot
Well hello there! As you may have noticed I’ve been adding new content to my site over the last few weeks, and today I would like to draw your attention to my newest folio of interior photography focusing on the work I have been doing lately with hospitality interior clients. I have always from time to time shot photography for these types of commissions over the years but this is the first time I have gathered all of the images together into one portfolio specializing in these kinds of atmospheric interior photography projects.
I guess we all expect different things from the interior design of these types of spaces, for me, it’s rich warmth in the use of colours that the design team has used, I want to feel enveloped in comfort. Also, the fabrics and textures are something I look for, leathers, velvets. Interesting floor treatments are also something I would be looking out for. I love capturing these spaces in the interior photography commissions I undertake for this group of clients because the spaces are always otherworldly, something that you’re not likely to find in a regular interior. Hope you enjoy the images.
So last week I just finished shooting another successful interior photography commission for my great supports and firm friends at French Connection homeware dept. So I have been looking back through the interiors images we have created over the course of our long working relationship, which began back in 2014, I’m very lucky to have such a loyal client, long may it continue. So I have picked out some of my fav’s from the back catalog of interior photography, hope you like them too, update coming soon.
So yes this Autumn I will be embarking on shooting our fourth book together, my great friend and collaborator Abigail Ahern we are on the road again shooting some fab interiors to share with you, I can’t tell you anything about what the book is about other than it’s, an interior inspiration book, which will be crammed full of interior photography by yours truly. So instead of sharing content from the new book, because if I did that I’d be fired of the project. I have picked some of my favorite photographs from previous titles we have done together you can see previous atmospheric interior inspiration books by Abigail and myselfhere.
Hello there, a quick update on the website today, just uploaded the latest commission, shots of the beautiful interior of the one of London’s newest coffee houses, I’m sure it will become a firm favorite with the locals when they have sampled the delights inside. The amazing folks at Bafarat not only are they meticulous about the interior environment, every detail is considered, but what they can do with pastry and coffee beans is out of this world, check it out you won’t be disappointed.
I have just been updating my photographer profile on The AOP site you can see what I have been up to by following the link here. You’ll be able to see various working styles, of my interior photography Location Interiors, Room Sets, Hospitality, and my moving image projects, my narrative drama work which you can see there too. Hope you like what you find, I have added a few interior photography images here to wet your appetite, you can always see more work following the links to folios on the left, Luxe, Editorial and Commissions, see you soon.
well today I am found, not that I was lost exactly but now the great team at Found Artist have made it significantly for new and exciting clients to find my work, so do swing by and check out my profile page here hope you like what you find, I have to say I am very proud of the images they look super, but you’d be surprised if I said anything less wouldn’t you.