September 18th, 2011 browsing by day


Oxford: open doors weekend

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

The Oxford Open Doors weekend usually takes place in September, it’s an opportunity to visit places and buildings that are usually closed to visitors. Two years ago I visited the Corpus Christi college barge which is moored on the river Isis near Donnington Bridge. It wasn’t open last year so when I saw it listed as being open to visitors last weekend I was excited to photograph it on some medium format film. The light inside the barge is fantastic and even though the weather was overcast with the threat of rain the light inside was perfect for black & white photography. Many thanks to the current resident, Claire, who allowed me to make some lovely images inside her home.

[Tech info:] Mamiya RZ67 loaded with Ilford Delta 100 film (expired May 2011), processed in Ilford DD-X developer, 12mins, 20C.

Oval wooden window

I love these oval wooden windows that line both sides of the barge.

Bedroom inside Chorpus Christi college barge


Lots of wood everywhere.

A cozy corner.