Corporate Reception at The Palace of Westminster
In December 2016 I was commissioned to photograph a Corporate Reception within The Palace of Westminster. Held in The Strangers Dining Room, a reception room for The House of Commons, the event bought together industry experts from across the country for networking, discussion and speeches by MP's & a Government Minister.
Entering the Palace of Westminster via heavy security at Portcullis House was an experience in itself and we were quickly whisked through Westminster Hall and the stunningly ornate St Stephen's Hall to Central Lobby to wait for our room to be available. Photography isn't permitted in Central Lobby (despite being stood next to TV cameras filming a live interview) so the camera stayed in the bag until we were ushered to our room.
The Strangers Dining Room is a lavish wood paneled room with a heavily ornate ceiling overlooking the Terrace and the River Thames. A small platform was erected for the speeches and the evening revolved around photographing the attendees and the speakers.
On departure I took the opportunity to grab some photos of St Stephen's Hall and New Palace Yard.
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