A recent commission saw me asked to photograph the revamped and refurbished Great Yarmouth cinema to produce images to show everyone the plush new interiors available after a multi million pound redevelopment. I really enjoy interiors photography and architectural photography assignments and even though they’re often time consuming and technical, when they’re done well it’s always very rewarding.
On this occasion I set out to show the interiors at their best, without distractions, the idea being to highlight the luxury now awaiting new customers and old of a cinema that has been a mainstay attraction in Great Yarmouth for many decades. To this end I started my day early to photograph the interior spaces and auditoriums prior to the doors opening to the public in the early afternoon. I then returned in the early winter evening to produce some images of the stunning exterior complete with new fascias.
From choosing screen logos and graphics, to match the colours being photographed, using the modern digital projectors to positioning tripod based cameras between comfy seats to produce images that could then be manipulated in post production to show a viewer a faithful reproduction on the interior, to seeing the vintage film posters inside some of the older projector rooms it was a gratifying and interesting assignment.