In the first post of the coverage, Vanessa Kerr sat down and had a chat with members of Leicester Lo-Fi photography about their upcoming exhibition at the festival and what exactly the photography group do, at the Crumblin’ Cookie. Scroll down to see the full video interview.
The group describe themselves as a small group of Leicester photographers that use old processes to photograph things, such as film, paper photography and darkroom printing. One member spoke of the group coming together to “reclaim the lost art of dark room, film, and the fun of photography.”
The exhibition, running at the Crumblin’ Cookie from the 20th May until the 1st June, will display an array of works photographed at John Taylor & Co, the largest bell foundry in the world. Using a large format camera, the group wanted to “emulate the grand casting process, by using a grand camera.”
The exhibition is one not be missed for any budding photographers, or anybody intrigued by the lost art of photography from an earlier time.
The group meets monthly at the Crumblin’ Cookie, to throw around ideas, discuss prints and talk about upcoming projects and exhibitions. For more information, or to get involved, visit the groups Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Leicester.LoFi.Photography#!/Leicester.LoFi.Photography
Watch the full interview with members of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography below.
Handmade Festival runs from the 24th to the 26th May. Weekend tickets cost £25:00 and day tickets are £10:00. For more information, and full line-up details, please visit: http://handmadefestival.co.uk/