Oxford Union: John Cleese – part 1

Written by Nasir Hamid on April 23rd, 2017

John Cleese came to the Oxford Union to give a talk and I went along to do some photography. I found the talk very interesting with plenty of humour thrown in for good measure. The Union was absolutely packed to the rafters which is something I haven’t seen since Stephen Hawking visited. This event was the first time I got to use my Voigtlander 75/1.8 Heliar lens in low light, I bought it mainly to photograph the Oxford Union events with because I wanted more reach than the 50mm I was using and I have to say I am very pleased with how it performed.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, Voigtlander 75/1.8 Heliar, Kodak TMAX 400 @ ISO 3200, developed in Kodak HC110 1+31 for 10mins, Pakon scans.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  1. rachel says:

    I like this actor…and miss Stephen Hawking….it’s a terrible mistake…;)
    nice talk with photos black & white

  2. Nan says:

    Lovely. Really lovely.

  3. Elisa says:

    Hi, Nasir. I love the photos you have been taking at the Oxford Union. I wonder if you are doing the Derek Jacobi event too, on 8 May. That would be awesome (I am a big fan). 🙂

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Hey Elisa, thanks for your kind comment. I’m afraid I can’t make it to the Sir Derek Jacobi event due to the timing but I hope to make the Lord Jeffrey Archer event later that evening.

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