Oxford: On the street

Written by Nasir Hamid on September 4th, 2012

It’s not often I get the chance to get into town at the weekends so when I had a little time recently I decided to take my Super D large format SLR camera out for a little air. As is often the case the street performers on Cornmarket Street were doing their thing and pulling in big crowds. The lens on the Super D is not particularly wide so I wasn’t about to capture much of the crowds but the performers themselves were great to photograph.

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

Fire juggling street performer

Fire juggler. It's hard to tell but this guy is holding a fireball behind his back in his left hand. After this he dropped it down his trousers!

Squeezing through a tennis racket

On my way to Port Meadow I passed these people that were guests at a wedding. The gentleman reminded me of Johnny Depp

Meg and her daughter. Meg is a photographer who spotted me with my Super D camera in the Divinity Schools quadrangle.

The grand finale of a street performance.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Teresa says:

    These are all so great! I especially love the last one. The flames are unreal!

  2. Meg says:

    Hi Nasir,

    It is Meg here, you took a photograph of myself and my daughter Maple. I absolutely love the picture and wondered if it would be possible to get a print or for you to email me a printable jpeg and how much you would charge for it?

    Keep up the good work- very inspiring!!


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