Lunch hour session: Oxford

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 13th, 2011

These shots are all from the first roll through a Pentax 67 medium format camera that I recently got. I’ve been having some random issues with my other Pentax 67 so I decided to pick up a second body that can be a spare and also for when I want to shoot colour and b&w at the same time. The weather for the past week has been day after day of heavy cloud that has felt very oppressive. The light level has hardly been brighter than 4pm on a winter day. All of these shots bar one were shot during the same lunch hour on the brightest day in over a week.

[Tech info:] Pentax 67, 105mm lens, loaded with New Kodak Portra 400. Processed and scanned by me.

Oxford students relaxing in the sun

Oxford students relaxing in the sun. I really like the autumnal colours in this shot.

Building work at St. Mary's Tower

Building work at St. Mary's Tower. The stonework is beginning to crumble on this old tower so it's in desperate need of repair before a chunk falls on someone.

Plebs' College poster

Plebs' College is back.

Vicar's bike

Vicar's bike. I love this bike and can't help photographing it whenever I come across it. It belongs to a vicar and looks 100 years old.

Private sign on rusty railings

Private sign.

Rusty spiral staircase

Rusty spiral staircase near the Turf Tavern.

Mayfair bike.

Mayfair bike. I love the retro look of this bike, especially the chrome chain guard.

TV camera crew  filming a documentary

TV camera crew filming a documentary. That's a big HD camera.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Amy says:

    Hello! the boy on the right in your first photo here is one of my best friends, so I found your blog via him and love it. You’ve capture him as well as everyone else, and the city I love, beautifully with a real intimacy and sensitivity i think. Thank you x

    plus, wasn’t Posh fantastic?

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Hey Amy, thanks for your lovely comment. I only got to see the rehearsal of POSH and yes, it was fantastic 🙂
      I’m Oxford born and bred and it makes me proud to say that. I love this city and this blog is my little way of sharing a bit of Oxford with the world. Originally I was going to make the blog exclusively images from Oxford but as I do photograph other places and things I thought it a shame not to keep all of my photography in the same place for ease of browsing. Do check back often as I have lots more images to post and I don’t intend to slow down with my photography either 🙂

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