Oxford: around and about

Written by Nasir Hamid on August 29th, 2011

Here we have a bit of a mixture of shots from the same roll of film. I was trying out a new type of film, Kodak Portra 160 rated at 100 and then processed normally. The first two images are of my daughter, the colour difference is down to me testing different scanning software. I prefer the one on the left made with Silverfast SE. Over the past few years I’ve made so many images of Nya with digital but recently I’ve mainly been using film. There’s something wonderful about having images of Nya on physical media compared to bits and bytes on hard drives.

All shots made with a Mamiya 645 1000S and 80mm/2.8 lens.

Nya loves swings

A student from Taiwan with his mum's old Nikon FM and 50/1.4 lens. This is the first SLR camera that a dear friend of mine (thank you Susie Barker) handed me in 1986 to use. How many DSLR's will be in use 25 years from now?

Worn out bicycle

I never tire of photographing this worn out bicycle.

old peugeot bicycle

I've got a thing for photographing beaten up bikes

MG car

These buildings have been marked for redevelopment in the next month. More student accommodation, more people for me to photograph. I like the red and black in this scene..

Dulux dog

I don't usually stop anyone that isn't an adult because of how controversial photographing children can be. On this occasion I thought this guy looked so cool waiting with his dog so I decided to ask him. I like how his trousers match the colour of the stone and the blue signs echo his top.

Chandilier and sun rays

Window display in vintage furniture store Liscious, Walton street, Oxford.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Beautifull photographs, really makes me miss home!

  2. Lovely tones in these images. The guy and his dog is my favorite- perfect angle and composition!

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks, Johnny. I’m still getting to grips with colour scanning. To begin with the dog was sitting patiently staring at me but just at the last moment he got up.. There’s a shop to the right and this boy’s sister (I assume) was exiting the shop as I pressed the shutter so I think that alerted the dog.

  3. Gerard says:

    I like the dog stretching the leash and the right facing gaze of both the dog and its owner…

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