Oxford: The Oxford Union Ball 2012 part 1

Written by Nasir Hamid on May 13th, 2012

I was fortunate enough to be granted last minute (as in the day before) permission to photograph at the Oxford Union Summer Ball a couple of days ago and here’s a small preview of some of the images I made. This was my first summer ball where there was actually some summery weather and it made a huge difference to the look and feel of my images. For once I was able to rate the film at it’s normal speed and there was tons of gorgeous ambient light to make use of. I really like the architecture at the Oxford Union, both inside and out and I’d love to do more photography there. How amazing would it be to photograph the guest speakers there on black & white film?

[Tech info:] Mamiya C330f, 80/f2.8 loaded with Kodak Tri-X rated at 400. Processed in Kodak HC110 dilution B (1:31) for 7:10 at 21c.

Pouring drinks before the guests arrive.

The current society president (centre) with two friends.

Books in the library.

The library was used as a cloakroom for the evening and very impressive it was too.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Bhavin Patel says:

    Hey, will the other photos be going up from the Ball?

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