James Starkey
James Starkey - Leeds

I have recently graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University and now I'm living back in my home town of Chester. Documentary photography is what inspires me as I am fascinated by producing realistic situations and having an objective to my work. At the moment I am working on getting my 'Devoted' project published and carrying on pursing freelance work for clothing brands.

 

The West Indian Centre (Community Centre)

Leeds by James Starkey

This venue has been a host to some of the best underground nights in Leeds and of course by day it is a community centre. I don't know how to put it to words what makes this place special to me, it just is. Subdub which used to be hosted at the WIC had a vibe like no other. The Iration Steppas sound system is one of the loudest sound systems I have ever encountered. If you ever get the chance to go to a SubDub, make sure you take a pair of earplugs.

Address
The West Indian Centre | 10 Laycock Place | Leeds

The Village Book store (Shop)

Leeds by James Starkey

Village is an independent book store and publishing house in the centre of Leeds. The store specialises in self published zines from local to international artists. The store also sells selected art, design and photography books from well established independent publishers. If your ever in the corn exchange make sure you check it out.

Address
The Village Book store | The Corn Exchange, Call Lane | Leeds

Hyde Park Skatepark (Park) (Architecture)

Leeds by James Starkey

This skatepark is perfect! It has great atmosphere and is great location for a skate park. It is like a second home to a lot of skaters around Leeds. You will always see skaters passing through who are always up for a chat and a skate.

Address
Hyde Park Skatepark | Hyde Park | Leeds

Full Circle (Creative Space)

Leeds by James Starkey

Full circle is a hidden gem which is just 5 minutes from the Leeds City Centre. This eccentric space is an open plan two floor studio, where you can go enjoy a good food, look at art, purchase clothes, watch films and also where you can go for a cracking night out. Make sure you look out for Mono_Cult events which are hosted there, as they are certainly some of the best nights out I have had in Leeds.

Address
Full Circle | Kirkstall Road | Leeds

Manor Drive (Street)

Leeds by James Starkey

This street holds a lot good memories between me and my friends, most of which I will never forget.

Address
Manor Drive | Manor Drive | Leeds

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