Last weekend saw 14 lomographers (ranging from total newbies to those on their 30th camera - or more) gather in the centre of York for a day of pure camera-geekiness.
Organised online by yours truly, with some geographical guidance from Google, Streetview, and jimw08, we decided a Northern meet-up would be a lovely idea as we are so often left out of all the exciting London events conducted by the gallery stores. We decided on York as it is big enough and easy to get to, but still picturesque like a small village with plenty to photograph. After meeting up fairly early in the train station, we were off; following our lovely tour guide through the streets of York (though disappointingly, he did not have an umbrella to stick in the air).
In brief, we walked down cobbled streets, around city walls, and over huge bridges. We ate sandwiches in a graveyard, ice creams by the river and some of us (mentioning no names, ahem Tony ahem) drank mead sitting in a park. We browsed in gift shops, secondhand camera stores and the biggest beer shop ever. We saw geese, markets, carousels (well just one actually) and even stumbled upon York Gay Pride. We shot a LOT of rolls of film between us – slide, redscale, B&W and coloured doubles, and camera-wise there were Fisheyes, Dianas, Feds, LC-A/Wides, Sprocket Rockets, 110s and even the disastrous LOL cam!
Perhaps most impressive of all was when we stopped at the pub for a final goodbye drink, and all laid our cameras out on the table in front of us!
All in all, I had a brilliant day and hope that there will be more Northern meet-ups to come. If you’d like to see more of the photos from York search for the tag bq. yorkmeet.
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