Last weekend, I was in my usual Sunday night funk, fed-up that I’d not taken advantage of the weekend and a bit of daylight to get out and take some pictures.
It was about 9pm before I decided to get off my arse and have a wander around the village with a Holga, a cheapo flashgun and a roll of Kodak Tri-X. Continue reading →
Before we start, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s a piece on why the results that we enjoy from film are not the same as shooting digital and then adding effects. It’s one of the best explanations of a subject that I’ve always found difficult to pin down. See what you think:
Last month, I met up with the good people of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to celebrate the birthdays of the group and one of their main protagonists. Leicester Lo-Fi was two years old. Steve was… older.
On Friday night I went along to the opening of the Inside the Outside group’s exhibition at the Photo Parlour in Nottingham. One of their founder members is Al Brydon, a photographer that I’d met a few years ago, who produces tremendous landscape work from the Peak District.
As part of the ITO exhibition, he was showing the results of a really fascinating project. A while back, he discovered a drawer full of films that he’d shot around 10-15 years ago and rather than processing them, he chose to expose (most of) them again. This ‘collaboration with [his] former self’ became his ‘Based on a False Story‘ collection. Continue reading →
My last post explained how I occasionally get to know cities by finding murals and streetart. On my trip to Poland last month I visited Warsaw again and so a couple of days before I went, spent a bit of time researching and adding pins to a Google map. I found plenty of information to help – murals really are big (in more ways than one) in Poland with cities giving approval for some of the work.
On Sunday, I nipped along to the Leicester Lo-Fi salt printing workshop and snapped a few pictures of the process.
Leicester Lo-Fi are a group who celebrate and practice traditional forms of photography such as cyanotypes, solargrams, pinholes, traditional darkroom printing (and salt printing). They have a community darkroom and run workshops and courses to spread the Lo-Fi word. Continue reading →
We’re in the middle of Leicester’s annual City Festival week (and a bit) and there are all sorts of things going on around the city including beer festivals, art exhibitions, Oktoberfest, outdoor cinema, the Mela and the city’s SkyRide. Another was the lantern parade up New Walk, and ancient thoroughfare from the city centre to Victoria park. Continue reading →