Leicester Lo-Fi: Skylarking

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Leicester Lo-Fi: Skylarking

The skylark is a small brown bird, somewhat larger than a sparrow but smaller than a starling. It is streaky brown with a small crest, which can be raised when the bird is excited or alarmed, and a white-sided tail – basically, a bird.

Skylarking is to fool around or act astranged also to galavant or to commit tom foolery or shenanigans.

Leicester Lo-Fi have combined the two and have asked their members to put together a photography exhibition about birds, with one catch – no cameras allowed.

Digging through the history of photography, and with plenty of darkroom shenanigans, some very old techniques have been unearthed to create these flights of fancy.