The Palace Hotel in Manchester is a beautiful venue and provides the perfect backdrop for a women’s fashion photo shoot showcasing their glamorous evening wear. As a fashion photographer you are always looking out for new and different locations to photograph but sometimes the classic gems of the city, like the Palace Hotel in Manchester, provide everything you need. The art deco style and the grand rooms and stair cases along with the hidden corridors, galleries and stair wells mean that there is a plethora of different places to photograph. Sometimes when you turn up to a venue in the morning of a fashion photo shoot you don’t know what you are going to find. I had previously been to the Palace Hotel to scout out the locations and was pleasantly surprised about what I found. There was not a great deal of natural light but so many different luxurious and unusual backgrounds including curtains, tiling and wood panelling that we had plenty of places to photograph for the whole day.