Oxford: large format portraits

Written by Nasir Hamid on September 19th, 2013

Here are some large format portraits I made recently with one of my favourite camera, lens and film combos. The camera is from the 1940’s or 50’s, not quite sure, but I do know the lens was used for aerial photography during the second world war and judging by the condition of the paintwork it saw some action. The nice thing about this particular lens is the shallow depth of field and the way it renders everything with a beautiful smoothness but you can’t really appreciate the image quality in web resolution images.

[Tech info:] Speed Graphic 5×4, Pentac f2.9 lens @ f3.5, Ilford HP5 film processed in Kodak HC110 1+31.





4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gerard says:

    Large format! It really does have a striking look. Is the bottom photo taken on Little Clarendon St?

  2. Gerard says:

    It’s amazing how much detail the mind can make out of the bokeh! 🙂

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