Oxford: Street portraits

Written by Nasir Hamid on September 12th, 2011

These images were all made with a new lens that I recently picked up. This is the first test roll, needless to say I love this lens!

[Tech info:] Mamiya M645 1000S, 110/2.8 lens, Kodak Portra 160 film. Hand developed and scanned by me.

I really like the John Lennon glasses and the whole retro vibe of this guy.

It was the white glasses that led me to stop this guy.

Ice-cream seller, Radcliffe Square, Oxford.


Harry Potter fans.

The long hooded robes that these girls are wearing caught my eye. It was a very hot day and I couldn't work out why they would be dressed this way. After asking them to stop for a photograph they pulled out a note book to write down this blog address and then out came the quill pen. At that point it struck me, they're Harry Potter fans! The Hogwarts crest is embroidered on their cloaks and they had just come from visiting the Divinity Schools behind them which was used for the hospital scenes in the first movie.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Really, really love these very wonderful portraits!

  2. shoko says:

    It’s me and my friend who wear these robes ^^!
    Thank you very much for upload these photos,
    because we lost our camera in london… ;(

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks for your comment, the shots of you and your friend turned out great. I’m sorry you lost your camera. There must have been lots of wonderful images from Oxford on there. If you ever come back let me know 🙂
      Feel free to save the images from my blog.

  3. Gerard says:

    I can’t put my finger on it precisely, but there’s something about the ice cream seller’s expression that is very compelling. Great work!

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