A walk in the woods

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 12th, 2020

I’ve borrowed a Contax T2 point and shoot camera from a kind friend of mine and have been taking it with me on a few walks recently to see if it lives up to its reputation. So far I can’t say it has. Below are some examples from a recent walk and you can see in three of them only the centre of the frame is in focus and the outer edge of the frame looks so distorted I wonder if there’s an alignment problem with the lens. Surely it can’t be down to a shallow depth of field. The strange thing is in the shot of the moss covered branch (second image) the blurry edges aren’t there so maybe it’s more to do with focussing at infinity? Maybe this is normal for this camera but no one has mentioned it in any reviews? Not sure.

[Tech info:] Contax T2, Eastman Double X film, developed in FPP D96 for 7mins 30secs. Pakon scans.

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Oxford: Sunny 16 photowalk – part 1

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 8th, 2020

Pictures from the Sunny 16 photowalk in Oxford, 8th February 2020. Eastman Double X film developed in FPP D96.

 

Oxford: 10×8 x-ray film

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 4th, 2020

Here are some shots I made on 10×8 x-ray film recently. The shot from Catte Street with the Radcliffe Camera was actually made last summer but I only came across the film holder recently. That’s over 12 months that the latent image was sitting quietly on the film before it got developed. Speaking of developing, I used a bottle of developer that expired in 2014, it was sealed and the colour looked good so I thought I’d give it a try. If anything it seems to have tamed the contrast that is often found in x-ray films so I’m happy with that.

[Tech info:] Intrepid 10×8 camera, 300mm/f4.2 Plaubel Anticomar lens, Fuji Super HR-T x-ray film, developed in HC110 1+100 for 7 mins.
Radcliffe Camera image: 10×8 Tachihara, 210mm/f5.6 Nikon lens which just about covers 10×8. I applied some front rise on this shot.

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Endeavour 7: FILM 3 – part 7

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 17th, 2020

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 3 in Merton college, Oxford.

 

Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 9

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 15th, 2020

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in the Goodman Library at the Oxford Union, August 2019. This location is a favourite of mine and one I am very familiar with having photographed quite a few speaking events there over the past few years. Once the artificial sunlight came streaming in through the windows and the library was filled with haze the space was completely transformed.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Ilford HP5 @ ISO 1600, developed in XTOL stock, Pakon scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 2 – part 2

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 12th, 2020

When I heard there was going to be a wrestling match being filmed for Endeavour series 7 I jumped at the chance to do some behind the scenes photography – even if it did mean driving to London at the crack of dawn. The location was a working mens club and as well as the wrestling match there was also the interior of the Jolly Raja Indian restaurant which was a two for one bonus. As a kid I used to watch wrestling on World of Sport on Saturday afternoons so it was quite a treat to be transported back.

Usually I would only post pictures from the same roll of film but this time I’ve combined two rolls – a two for one bonus.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, Voigtlander 35/1.2 Nokton, Kodak Portra 400, Noritsu scans.

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Endeavour 7: FILM 3 – part 6

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 7th, 2020

Castle Gate police station interior set from the final day of filming Endeavour 7.

 

Oxford: Giffords Circus 2019 – part 2

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 3rd, 2020

Backstage portraits of Giffords Circus performers during their 2019 Xanadu tour, University Parks, Oxford.

 

Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 8

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 1st, 2020

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in Oxford, August 2019.

 

Empty Oxford during lockdown

Written by Nasir Hamid on April 15th, 2020

On one of my cycle rides around Oxford city centre for my daily exercise during lockdown I took along my Widelux panoramic camera to document the empty streets that would usually be full of people and traffic. Truth be told, I’ve never enjoyed cycling around Oxford more than I have recently especially with cleaner air to breath and the absence of mobile phone zombies crossing the road in front of you with their eyes glued to their screens. Small benefits of lockdown.

[Tech info:] Widelux, Kodak Ektar 100, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 7

Written by Nasir Hamid on April 12th, 2020

Here are some behind the scenes pictures during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in August 2019. I don’t have any notes to refer to but from memory the morning was spent inside the Oxford Union and after lunch was spent filming inside and outside a flat near St Catherine’s College. The Oxford Union is one of my favourite places to photograph but when I’m photographing speaking events there I almost always use b&w film so it was nice to use some colour film for a change to show the beautiful interior. The set dressing for the interior of the bedroom in the flat looked amazing and contained lots of little details in terms of props which I’ve tried to record in my pictures below.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 35/1.2 Voigtlander Nokton, Fuji Superia 200 film (expired), Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 6

Written by Nasir Hamid on February 28th, 2020

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in Oxford, August 2019.