Oxford Wheels Project

Written by Nasir Hamid on August 12th, 2012

Some more portraits of people that use the ramps on Meadow Lane run by the Oxford Wheels Project. The current ramp is due to be knocked down in two weeks’ time to make way for a massive redevelopment of the whole site which is to build a concrete ramp that is sunken into the ground. It’s going to be amazing. I made these portraits without any prior arrangement, I just randomly turned up at the ramps with my old large format camera and explained my documentary project to this group of friends that were hanging out at the ramps. My thanks to all of them for allowing me to photograph them.

[Tech info:] Graflex Super D 5×4 large format camera, Kodak Tri-X 320 film processed in Kodak HC110 (dilution b).

I set this up in a hurry with fading light and should have included his feet.

Skateboarder 2

The only BMX rider in this group.

Skateboarder 3

Skateboarder 4. I had a great conversation with this guy about photography.

The camera I used to make these portraits, a 5x4 inch large format SLR.



Leave a Comment