I suppose this is the sort of shot I would have gone for prior to this course. A study in tone and form, admittedly decoupled from any context and quite removed from any course work I am doing, or researching into. It was interesting that my reaction to it was reflexive. The newel posts can be seen toward the rear of the stage/podium.
My visit to the Holywell Music room (HMR) was twice postponed, both due to my spraining an ankle. Nevertheless Rebecca, who was my contact at Wadham College, to whom facility the HMR belongs, showed great patience. It is, as I said previously here, reputedly the oldest purpose built concert room in Europe. The image below of the facade to the building. Clearly distortion from the wide angle lens, but this gives an impression of the importance that the architect implied to the facility.
The entrance, looking left to the box office, not much space, perfunctory, almost utilitarian, and right to the stairs leading to the upper level. Beautiful light on this occasion, but no real "elevation" to the spirit in the entrance area this all done in the auditorium. The entrance to the aforementioned auditorium can be glimpsed through the door, where the stage and part of the organ is clearly seen
The reverse angle shot, from the stage, showing the entrance to the room, giving a sense of the scale and height of the room.
Three shots from the upper level of the seated area (in front of the door - seen from the reverse angle shot above) giving different perspectives of the performance area. The shotabove left provides more information I think and would likely be my favourite for inclusion in the assignment.
Two shots from inside the "Green Room" where the performers prepare themselves and relax before entering the auditorium. Both these shots show the banality of the area, tea bags, coffee and easy chairs.
Shots of the key visual feature in the HMR - the organ, slightly differing perspectives
And lastly another shot of the outside, providing a little more detail of the building.