City Livery Halls
This substantial project aims to document the interiors [and exteriors] of the Halls of some of the key Livery Companies based in the City of London. The emphasis is on recording the interiors many of which are rarely seen by the public. Some of the halls have very striking architectural interiors and collections of artwork and objects. This project is intended to challenge our members who are interested in architectural photography and extend their skills.
The project is now in its second year and is being led by Des Hill. Four more halls have been photographed since Des took over from Alan Ainsworth; they are Cutlers, Salters, Apothecaries and the Armourers. An image from each shoot is shown below. We aim to complete 2 more shoots in the current year.
This follows on from a very successful first year –led by Alan Ainsworth- when 6 halls were photographed –Drapers, Grocers, Vintners, Skinners, Tallow Chandlers and Haberdashers; we exhibited selected images from these shoots at our bi-annual exhibition [Points of View] in March 2016 and showed those of Drapers Hall at that Hall in May/June of that year.
We plan a 3rd –and final- year for the project starting in Autumn 2017, following which we hope to exhibit images in our next bi-annual exhibition and produce a photo book.