Welcome to Leicester Lo-Fi Photography.

We promote fine art and traditional photographic processes, through the provision of specialist knowledge and facilities, education and exhibitions.

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 vacate 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 in our new darkroom space in the basement of the Methodist Church on Bishop Street.

Workshops, Socials & Festivals:

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.

We run workshops on all things analogue including, darkroom, pinhole, sunprints, salt printing, cyanotypes, mordencage, polaroid lifts, and anything else we think is cool. Most of our workshops are held in our darkroom (Lo-Fi HQ) but we have also run workshops for the Attenborough Arts Centre, LCB, The Phoenix Arts and The Malt Cross in Nottingham.

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, Memories of the Future Festival, London Analogue Festival, Format Festival, Handmade Festival.

Group Zine

We publish our own Zine a few times a year – Dev, Stop & Fix – featuring work done by our members at Lo-Fi HQ. Copies can be obtained through the shop on this website or by calling into the darkroom on a Wednesday evening.

For more information and bookings contact us at leicester-lofi@hotmail.com.