Unfortunately due to issues raised by our service providers Leicester City Council we will not be opening The Community Darkroom at The Manor House Community Centre this Tuesday or Wednesday (17th & 18th January). We are currently trying to resolve these problems LCC have raised as soon as possible and we hope to open again
We are proud to launch the theme for our main project or 2017: ‘Glow – Our Lives on Screen’ A recent study suggests that for the first time we spend more time online than we do watching TV. We would like to invite you to photograph people lit by the screens that surround us. See the Exhibitions section
As the Christmas Season is almost upon us, the darkroom will be closed on the following days over the next few weeks: Wednesday 14th December. Tuesday 27th December. Wednesday 28th December. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year
We’re afraid we’re having to cancel this workshop for this year but it’ll be back again next year.
Last weekend saw the start of this years Art Trail Festival, for our part we put on a Kamra-e-faoree portrait session at the Orange Tree, as well as the ‘Exposure’ exhibition. Check out some images from the portrait session below, and go check out the exhibition, its on until the end of the month.
Our latest exhibition – Exposure – has just been installed at the Orange Tree. Collating recent work by current Leicester Lo-Fi members. With everything from pinholes to photograms, paper negatives to destroyed negatives. It’s on show until the end of August.
We were honoured to be asked to write a few articles for the awesome Lomography magazine (on line). The first piece is on how to produce cyanotype prints, Check it out here
The Russian Camera Photowalk last weekend was a great day out, exploring the city in glorious sunshine with cameras built from tanks (not really, but they were very heavy), below are some photos of us out and about, as well as back at the darkroom processing our films.
This Sunday we’re holding a Basic Darkroom Skills Workshop, learn how to print your own black and white photographs in our darkroom. You will be provided with paper, but will need to bring your own black and white negatives (any format). Book now on the Workshops page
The workshop page has been updated with the workshops we shall be running this summer, photowalks, darkroom skills, toning and salt printing all on the menu