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Oxford: pushing Tri-X

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It’s been a long time since the last time I can remember pushing Kodak Tri-X film to ISO 1600 and processing it in Rodinal developer so that’s what I decided to do a few¬†weeks ago. There are a mix of images on this roll ranging from some night portraits that I made during a photography class I was teaching to Ruskin art students on the High Street during their drawing sale to raise funds for their end of year degree show. I’d like to do some more work with Art students but they seem to be an illusive bunch so it’s currently a work in progress.

[Tech info:] Nikon FM2, Zeiss 50/1.4 lens, Kodak Tri-X 400 (expired), rated at ISO 1600, processed in Rodinal 1:50 for 18 mins.

Modern Art: Oxford

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

It’s art, modern art. I really liked this piece ¬†titled Clouds by artist Michael Sailstorfer. I cycled past it every day on my way home from work, constantly thinking about how I could use them as a cool looking backdrop for a portrait, how I would light the portrait and most importantly how could I pull it off with the minimum of equipment in the shortest amount of time without getting escorted off of the premises.

In the end my portrait shoot never quite came together because my chosen subject couldn’t make it on the days that worked best for me and then on the last day of the exhibition I came down with a cold and didn’t feel up to doing the shot justice so here you have some straight shots of the art. The person in the distance is a passer by stopping to admire the dark clouds over head.

[Tech info]: Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100 film through HC110 (dilution E) for 7 mins.