Restaurant photography: Trewithen Restaurant Lostwithiel

Here are a few shots from a commission I undertook for Trewithen Restaurant in Lostwithiel, a quaint little town in Cornwall. A family-run establishment, chef Paul Murray and his wife Claire, who runs the front of house, live on the top floor of the 400-year-old building with their children, along with a friendly ghost.

The building is full of character, a real pleasure to photograph and while I didn’t see the ghost, I did have a great time. I like to give the impression in my photography that you are there, and one of the techniques I use is to shoot from a height, angle and position that puts the viewer into the space. I think this works particularly well with the main image, above, it is taken as if you were sitting at the table looking across the room.

Lostwithiel is a lovely little town with a fascinating history. In medieval times it was the centre of tin mining in Cornwall, and parts of the stannary palace, where taxes were collected, still stand to this day. The River Fowey runs through the town and there are some really nice walks to be had. Well worth a visit.

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