Modern Art: Oxford

Written by Nasir Hamid on May 26th, 2011

It’s art, modern art. I really liked this piece ┬átitled 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.


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