Longford Castle is a fine Elizabethan country house, home to a world-class collection of art. Built up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Bouverie family and still owned today by their descendants. It had been relatively lesser known amongst the pantheon of English country houses, that was until now.
We were in a fortunate position when Longford Estates invited us in to photograph the world class art collection, in preparation for the publishing of ‘Longford Castle – The Treasures and The Collectors’. With a collection of art dating centuries, it certainly was not difficult getting lost in the magic of all the stories, and eyes behind each piece.
The task at hand was to photograph hundreds works of art, from paintings to furniture, collected over the centuries. We were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to photograph not only the artworks individually, but in their rightful places in the extremely grand rooms of the castle. Developing quite the education as we went, certainly adding to the arts degrees!
The came October 17th 2017. After years of research, many weeks of photography, the book launched at a private event held at Longford Castle. Quite the entrance.
Having the opportunity to work with such a talented team and a very unique project only helped to fuel our love of Longford Estates, further photography of which can be found on the stills portfolio page.
The book is available from all good bookstores, including Waterstones.