Mr Coopers House and Garden.

I was recently commissioned by the the brilliant Ahoy to create a series of large scale images for a restaurant called 'Mr Coopers House and Garden' opening in the beautiful Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The whole concept behind the restaurant is brilliant, ran by the amazing chef Simon Rogan.

"Mr Cooper’s House & Garden combines modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819.
Thomas Cooper was a popular figure in Manchester. The family were coach-makers by trade and their garden on the site of The Midland was famous for its strawberries, gooseberries, apples and flowers. On special days of the year, The Coopers would welcome the public in to stroll the gardens and picnic there.
Cooper Street, the short street across St Peter's Square on the other side of Princess Street, used to extend as far back as The Midland and was named after the family.
A multitude of different dining settings under one roof, Mr Cooper’s offers a unique setting for everyone. Lounge in the garden amongst the cascading wall of plants and 30ft tree, enjoy drinks in the Library or cosy up next to friends in the leather booths of the study."

Here are the images!

It was an amazing project to work on, and having been to the opening event just last night I can say that its a truly unique place with fantastic food and cocktails! 

My images have been beautifully presented and its almost like I have a permanent exhibition in the restaurant, here are a few pics from the opening night...