The Photography Collection at the National Media Museum in Bradford


Having finally made it to the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire after 6 years of good intentions, I was super impressed with this free attraction, particularly the floor dedicated to cameras.

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One sunny afternoon, I met up with 4 other lomographers (nicolas_noir, coldkennels, rich-willis and fletchinski84) and we hit this museum in Bradford. It has been there for a long time but I had never been there before and it has certainly had a revamp in more recent times. Due to the glorious sunshine outdoors, it seemed a shame to spend all day inside so we only hit the floors dedicated to photography and cameras. Suffice to say I will be returning to the other exhibits in winter time.

Credits: kneehigh85

Anway, I digress. The first floor is full of cameras, vintage and modern SLRs, and a history about photography and developing film. You could easily spend hours on this floor, as there is so much to see in there, and fun things to do, such as an old fashioned Laurel and Hardy flick film to watch, and old studio set ups for a bit of good old-fashioned posing.

Some vintage cameras, equipment, and adverts.
rich-willis posing for the camera

I can only recommend you visit the museum for yourselves as I think it is definitely the best thing to do on a day out in Bradford. I even found my new dream camera – A Spice Girls Polaroid or “The Spice Cam”!

Credits: kneehigh85

written by kneehigh85 on 2011-10-14 #places #location #art-and-culture #museum-art-free-photography-cameras-adverts-vintage

One Comment

  1. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i went there so many times, love it

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