Now then, you remember how I was saying this was a challenging venue to work in. You might have been wondering where exactly the challenge was. Let me introduce The Temple. Yes, the Andaz boasts a century old Masonic Temple, now thought to be grandest in England, with Grade II listed marble and mahogany. When the hotel was sold for refurbishment it was so run-down the previous owners had never discovered the temple as it was boarded behind a fake wall. Some believe Jack the Ripper was a Mason and would have attended this temple as it was closest to his hunting ground.
But yes, a temple with walls made out of dark marble, no windows, no artificial light sources, just candles. I could hardly see anything through the viewfinder! My assistant did an awesome job running around with an off camera flash, without her I don’t think there would be any pictures to show.