The Corn Exchange, Leeds by Dave Lawrance

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An architectural photo of The Corn Exchange in Leeds shot sometime in the early 1980’s.
(It reopened as a shopping centre in 1990).

Shot with an MPP 5″×4″ camera and 90mm lens.

I started photography around 30 years ago, and became interested in landscape photography after seeing the work of Derry Brabbs in “James Herriot’s Yorkshire”.

I live in Cumbria and take most of my photographs in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

In addition to Redbubble, I sell work through, PhotoBox, Zazzle, Greetings Card Universe, etc.

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  • MartinWilliams
    MartinWilliamsabout 4 years ago

    Looks stunning, I’ve not visited the corn exchange yet, but am guessing is not the same anymore. Great mono.

  • Thanks Martin. Yes, it has changed dramatically since that shot was taken.
    It was still being used (1 day a week I think) for trading corn. All the table had names like Quaker Oats on them.
    The rooms on the balcony were occupied by small businesses like tailors and solicitors, but the place was always very quiet, and you could hear a pin drop as you walked around.
    As I mentioned, it reopened as a shopping centre in 1990, with a hole cut in the floor to allow the creation of a cafe in the basement, and extra stairs up to the balcony.
    There are some pics of it as it is today next to mine in the Leeds City group if you haven’t seen them.

    – Dave Lawrance

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 4 years ago

    very good composition

  • Thanks Ryan.

    – Dave Lawrance

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessover 3 years ago

    Congratulations you have been FEATURED in Black and White in England Great work!

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Wow what an amazing building, beautiful work! And congratulations on the feature!

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 04/11/11

  • Thanks very much for the feature! :-)

    – Dave Lawrance

  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning shot, really caught my eye…

  • Thanks Mark, much appreciated.

    – Dave Lawrance

  • Heather Davies
    Heather Daviesalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful & interesting building, love the b&w tones and light, a pity it is not the same now.
    Thank you also for adding me to your watch! :))

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