Oxford: Balliol Ball 2012 part 3

Written by Nasir Hamid on March 8th, 2012

Here’s the third batch of my images from the Balliol Ball 2012 and they’re the best so far. I really like the look of these and that’s largely due to the film, Kodak Tri-X. I should give this film more credit in low light, most of these shots were made in light levels that were so low that I could hardly see the eyes of my subjects to focus on. Most of these images revolve around the live acts’ marquee because that seemed to have the most light. More images to come.

If you’re involved in organising any summer college balls and you like my photography please let me know. I’d love to do more documentary photography of other college balls.

[Tech info:] Mamiya C330f and 80mm lens loaded with Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO1600, processed in Kodak HC110 B (1:31) for 17mins at 20C.

Fixing a bow tie (live acts marquee)

Watching one of the live bands

Outside the live acts' marquee

Outside the live acts' marquee

Outside the live acts' marquee

The lighting in this shot is coming from the live acts' stage. It was very noisy in the marquee which made asking people if I could photograph them a little tricky

This girl looked very striking with her tattoos. I'd like to photograph her again so if anyone knows her please let her know

mission burrito

I thought it was a great idea to have Mission Burrito at the ball. The people behind the counter were very friendly

Hai Lin. This portrait was made right next to the Mission Burrito stand to make use of their light


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Geraldo says:

    Nasir, these are absolutely stunning. My favourite is the last one, of Hai Lin, but they are all striking. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teresa says:

    Dude! These are FANTASTIC!

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