May 1st, 2011 browsing by day


Street portraits: May morning

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

I attended May morning this year for the first time in probably well over 10 years and as I stood amongst the crowd on High street waiting to hear the Magdalen College choir sing, I tried to think of which things might have been different on my last visit. There certainly weren’t people photographing and filming with mobile phones, nor was there an abundance of DSLR’s around peoples’ necks.

There was a huge variety of people in the crowd and a perfect opportunity for some street portraits. This gallery is of people that caught my attention in the way they were dressed. I’ll post a separate gallery with images of the more traditional side of May morning which is Morris dancing and other goings on that I happened to come across.

[Tech info: all images were captured with a Nikon D700 and 85mm lens.]