Manchester's Northen Quarter in Beautiful Tungsten Purple


This is my gallery of tungsten shots from around the Northern Quarter of Manchester, UK where I seem to spend quite a lot of time lately. Enjoy!

Credits: kneehigh85

Since the Lomograhy Gallery Store opened in Manchester, I have visited it on a number of occasions and have really started to fall in love with it. Obviously, given that I live in Yorkshire, there should be a bit of rivalry between me and Manchester, but I have really been enjoying spending time there recently. The fact that there is a Lomo store there is clearly a big pull for me and my friends, and a few of our trips over have been launch parties and other in-store shindigs.

Credits: kneehigh85

When we were over last weekend however, it was such a hot sunny day (28 degrees is a rare treat for us in the North of the UK!) that I decided to try my first ever roll of Lomography Tungsten 64 film. The first place we went to was down outside Affeck’s, which is like a small department store for independent traders in a way, and I love it, and the building that houses it.

Credits: kneehigh85

There are also lots of other very eye-catching shops, such as this tattoo/clothing emporium and this independent book trader, with its quirky signs about real books vs the Kindle!

Credits: kneehigh85

The people in the Northern Quarter make for pretty interesting subjects as well…

Credits: kneehigh85

It is basically a great place to wander around taking photos, go shopping for alternative items, many that you might struggle to find anywhere else, have a drink, or hit the Lomo store and stock up on this gorgeous Tungsten film!

written by kneehigh85 on 2012-06-12 in #world #locations #urban-manchester-uk-tungsten-purple-sunshine-summer-requested #urban-adventures


  1. fletchinski84
    fletchinski84 ·

    Oh I like these photos. Am excited to be back in Manchester on Saturday after a 3 week break!

  2. louwest
    louwest ·

    Fab photos!!!! Was in Manc on Sat but no chance to take pics - your article makes me excited to go back. X

  3. jennysparkle
    jennysparkle ·

    Come back Lou! Looking forward to a street team reunion on the weekend! Got some lights to play with at our house too! Whoop! X

  4. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    Lights? This is exciting stuff. I will bring some flashing balls (not Dave's!).

  5. davidpowell
    davidpowell ·

    Dave's always flashing his balls, that's why he's such an effective street team member!

  6. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    Trust me - if @fletchinski84 flashed these balls out on the street there would be a whole world of trouble!

  7. easilydistracted
    easilydistracted ·

    I love your results with the tungsten, they aren't as purpley as mine were

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