Oxford: Street portraits

Written by Nasir Hamid on September 6th, 2011

Sometimes I have a good run of coming across photogenic looking people on the street. These images were made on two consecutive days on the same roll of film a couple of weeks ago.

I’ve got a stack of film still yet to scan so if I told you that your portrait will be on here in a couple of weeks I apologise for the delay. Don’t worry, I will get to it so please keep checking back. If you see yourself in any of the portraits on this blog, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks.

[Tech info]: Mamiya RZ67, 110mm lens and Portra 160 film. Processed and scanned by me.

Photographer, Paddy Summerfield

This is local Oxford photographer, Paddy Summerfield. Back in the early 90's I worked at a photo lab processing E6 slide film and Paddy was a customer. I periodically bump into him around town from time to time. It's nice to chat about photography with someone that's been doing it for so many years. On this occasion Paddy was delivering this card to someone. He informed me that he had used the envelope that came with it for something else!

Cornmarket street, Oxford.


I'm sure you can guess why I stopped this gentleman. The midday sun was particularly harsh on this occasion so I used some nearby shade on the High street.


I liked this guy's look, it's kind of retro. The summer evening light brought out the colour of the tree in the background nicely. Brasenose lane, Oxford.


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dr jack Tait says:

    I am trying to contact Paddy Somerfield who I believe might have been a a student at Guildford School of Photography.

    We are collecting data for the 2012 Lens Festival to celebrate the work of Ifor and Joy Thomas.

    Hope you might be able to help.
    Kind regards
    Jack Talt

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