Oxford: OWP skate park portraits

Written by Nasir Hamid on April 15th, 2013

Here are some portraits I made at the new OWP (Oxford Wheels Project) skate park on Meadow Lane yesterday. This is a personal project to document some of the users of the park because I think it will be great to look back at these images many years from now. I’ve never owned a BMX and I could never balance on a skateboard to save my life so I never found myself visiting the old ramps which is a real shame. I wish I had thought about starting this project years ago because it would be interesting to see how the bikes and fashions have changed over time as well as the riders and skaters themselves.

[Tech info:] Speed Graphic 5×4 large format camera with a Kodak Aero Ektar lens on Ilford FP4, processed in Kodak HC110 (1+31) for 7mins.

Setup shot - photo by Alex Leech


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. jerry faulkner says:

    very cool Nasir from Oxford….
    makes me want to load some film and go shoot some….

  2. Great as always Nasir!

  3. Gerard says:

    Large format film has such a great look! It’s great to see your photos using it. Any chance I could see your large format camera in action in July? I could bring some 4×5 film from over the Atlantic 🙂

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      I like the sound of that 🙂

    • Gerard says:

      Excellent! We’ll have to talk closer to the time about what you’d like from this side of the Atlantic. If you’re up for it, it’d be cool if I could get a few large format portrait or two taken on the 13th!

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