Welcome to Leicester Lo-Fi Photography.
We’re a Leicester based company that embrace the traditional aspects of photography by using old film cameras, toy cameras, pin holes, alternative processes and darkroom printing.
We started in 2011 with no place to call a home, but we managed to hold workshops and events at any place that would have us, and let us convert toilets and cupboards into darkrooms.
Since then moved into accommodation and build a community darkroom, At the Manor House off Narborough Road.
In April 2017, we were forced to vacated the Manor House and started to look for a new darkroom space. In December of the same year we opened our new darkroom at 376A Western Road – we spent a happy 2 years at Western Road, but time came to move on.
We are now, as of the end of 2019, building a new darkroom space in the basement of the Methodist Church on Bishop Street. Look out for announcements on here and on Facebook and twitter of when we will be reopening.
We’re a very social group and our evening sessions and workshops are very relaxed and informal, and a great place to come and learn new skills and techniques you might have never heard of.
Workshops, Socials & Festivals:
We run workshops on all things analogue including, darkroom, pinhole, sunprints, salt printing, cyanotypes, mordencage, polaroid lifts, and anything else we think is cool. Several times a year we will have socials, which could be anything from a gathering in a pub a trip or an event around the country.
We have taken part in several festivals in the last few years, including;
Lets-do-Saturdays – LCB, Leicester
Memories of the Future Festival – Nottingham
London Analogue Festival – London
Format Festival – Derby
Sparks Festival – Leicester
Notts Creative Festival – Nottingham
ArtBeat Festival – Leicester
Handmade Festival – Leicester
Art Trail – Leicester
Riverside Festival – Leicester
We can also turn our hand to big budget, large scale workshops/events, most recently for METRO-BOULOT-DODO
For more information and bookings contact us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the tab above