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Bristol Hippodrome house lights

Sometimes I get the best jobs; being commissioned to photograph the new theatre house lights, by lighting company Push the Button, was one of those...


Commercial photography jobs come in all shapes and sizes. This one was special.


The Bristol Hippodrome has always had a special place in my heart.  From early childhood, I loved my trips to the theatre. The Hippodrome to me contained all the wonders of the theatre, the foyer, the auditorium, the colours, the incredible dome that opened on hot summer nights to let fresh air in...  


Push the Button have been a major part of the theatres recent refurbishment, replacing the house lights with state of the art low energy alternatives to the original lighting, but crucially, keeping the atmosphere of the original design by Frank Matcham. It is such a beautiful theatre, first opening in 1912 and a classic example of theatre architecture, it was a thrill to step out onto the stage and create the images below.  I do hope you like them!

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