Oxford Union: Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 2nd, 2018

US comedians Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart came to the Oxford Union for a Q&A event and I went along to photograph. The lighting conditions were quite challenging with so much back light but I increased the exposure to lift the shadows and trusted HP5 to handle the contrast – which it did very well. I thoroughly enjoyed the event but as the usual video crew were not there I don’t think the video will show up on the Oxford Union YouTube channel.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Ilford HP5 @ ISO 1600, developed by Ag Photo lab, Pakon scans.


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  1. Silas Herzog says:

    I wonder if you could send me more photos of that day. Because I watched the mark twain prize special on Netflix and while Jon Stewart was talking there were some pictures in the background and I really loved those but sadly couldn’t find them online. I guess they were shot on the same day.
    Maybe you could send them via email.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      You did well to find my pictures from watching the Netflix special because there was no mention of the Oxford Union from what I could tell. Dave and Jon brought their own photographer with them to that event – he sat next to me. The pictures I’m happy to share are on this blog, I don’t email pictures out.

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