‘A year in the life…’ capturing the palaces

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As part of our monthly lunchtime lecture series, yesterday, we were delighted to hear from Teresa Cos and Jordi Ruiz Cirera, two young photographers, tasked with documenting ‘A Year in the Life of Historic Royal Palaces’. The brief was an open one, and it was interesting to see each photographer’s different approach towards the task. Teresa, formerly a student of architecture, took a more abstract approach, capturing the small detail in wall paper, furniture and views through windows. In contrast, Jordi focused more on the people and characters involved with HRP. He photographed everyone from a Yeoman Warder walking their dog out of hours to the Choristers from the Chapel at Hampton Court Palace. They were also tasked with taking portrait shots of as many HRP staff as possible, so we can see who was involved in making the Jubilee and Olympic year a great success.

Here are some of the images taken during their time, we hope you agree they have captured some beautiful moments. Their work will culminate in an exhibition shown externally to HRP, towards the spring of 2014, details to be confirmed.

If you are a budding photographer, or just enjoy taking photos for fun and have any from your recent visits or events at the palaces, do share them with us and other members! You can do so on facebook, twitter @hrp_palaces or email them to us at members@hrp.org.uk 

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