Take one grey wall in a grey city (not a disparaging view of Manchester, I’m referring more to the current weather), and allow the residents to rescue the summer through the colour of analogue photography! Well, something like that anyway. In a first for the city, the slow rise in real film photography interest reaches something of a public peak with the unveiling of Manchester’s first ‘Lomo Wall’. The Lomography company have been spreading the word about analogue photography for some time now, and have a recently opened store on Oldham Street. They have even re-launched the classic ‘60s Camera, the Diana, with extra features. Well worth a purchase if you wish to take advantage of the camera’s distinct creative colourful possibilities.
The Lomo Wall is an actual physical wall covered in thousands of snap shot-sized analogue (film, not digital) photographs. From a distance the wall, made up of these thousands of photographs, will resemble a mosaic like collage, but up close each individual photo can be appreciated. These will be images taken by fans of Lomography cameras from around the world, but hopefully Manchester in particular.
Unfortunately, I’ve been slow on the blog updates with this one, so it’s now too late to submit photographs for inclusion, but not too late to attend the grand unveiling!
Further reports to hopefully follow, as well as my own personal experiences of the Diana camera!
Date: 7pm, 30th July – 31st December 2012
0161 228 2360