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Oxford: Giffords Circus 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Giffords Circus came to Oxford on their 2019 tour and I went along to do some photography as I have done in previous years. It’s always nice to see familiar faces there and some new ones too. For these shots I used a Fuji 6×9 rangefinder camera which has a 90/3.5 lens that is not interchangeable. It’s a hulk of a camera but I really like the large viewfinder and the 3:2 aspect ratio of the frame compared to 6×7. The 90mm isn’t really a portrait lens so I tend to go a little wider than just head and shoulders.

[Tech info:] Fuji GW690, Fuji 400H (expired) film, Noritsu scans.

Oxford: Lunch break photo walk

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Some shots from a test roll I put through a Nikon FA which I recently bought. The first roll had some light leaks so I added light seals for the edges of the back of the camera using strips from a foam sheet I bought at Hobbycraft. Looks like it’s fixed the problem. These were all shot in aperture priority mode using matrix metering. The matrix metering mode only works in aperture priority on the FA, something I didn’t realise. I much prefer to use full manual mode.

[Tech info:] Nikon FA, 35/2.0D Nikon lens, orange filter, TMAX 100 (expired), developed in Tetanol Ultrafin developer. Pakon scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 4

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Only a handful of pictures in this post because the rest of the shots on this roll contain spoilers so they will have to wait until after broadcast. This location was used after the scenes at the Oxford Union were finished. I like how Fuji Superia 200 handles colours even in bright sunlight. Too bad it’s not made anymore.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Fuji Superia 200, Noritsu scans.

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Day for night: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 3

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

On the August Bank Holiday this year, hottest day of the year so far, the Endeavour crew were hard at work at an undisclosed location and I was fortunate enough to spend the day with them – needless to say it was a scorcher on set. I can only share a few images to avoid spoilers but plenty of others will follow after this episode is broadcast. This was the first time I’d used Lomography 800 film in 120 format and because the sun was setting the light level in the shade was low so I rated the film at ISO 1280 and had it pushed one stop by the lab.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F Zeiss Planar, Lomography 800 film, ISO 1280, pushed 1 stop in development, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 2

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in Oxford, August, 2019. On this day the morning was spent filming inside the Oxford Union and I had used b&w film pushed to ISO 1600 due to the low light levels. After lunch I decided to load a roll of colour film because the colours inside were so rich (those shots will follow after this episode has been broadcast) and I knew the next location would be outdoors and the sun was too bright for ISO 1600.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Fuji Superia 200 film, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 2 – part 6

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

First day of filming in Oxford of Endeavour 6 | FILM 2. This was the first episode filmed for series 6 – usually the episodes are made in chronological order. The location was one of the rooms in Exeter College which was beautifully dressed by the art department.

I sent this roll of film away to a lab for developing and unfortunately it came back with a scratch through the middle. Needless to say I haven’t used them since (thanks Ag Photo lab!).

[Tech info:] Konica Hexar AF, Ilford HP5, Pakon scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 2 – part 5

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 6 | FILM 2 in Oxford, July 2018. The shots are from the same roll but from different days. Some shots follow on from the previous post in New College Lane and the others are from a scene which was filmed in the grounds of Keble College.

[Tech info:] Konica Hexar AF, Fuji Superia 200, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 2 – part 4

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

This set of behind the scenes photography is from the first Oxford filming day for Endeavour S6 in July 2018 – during the heatwave.  For the first time the episodes were filmed out of sequence and this was FILM 2 – APOLLO, directed by Shaun Evans. For a change I used my Leica Summicron 50mm lens because I’ve found it works very well with colour films but is quite flat with b&w and I planned to use a lot more colour film for this series.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 50/2 Summicron, Fuji Superia 200 film, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 1 – part 5

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 6 | FILM 1 – Pylon. This was a scene that didn’t make the final cut where Morse and Bright chat on the steps outside the Castle Gate police station. Filmed in Oxford, August 2018.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, Zeiss Biogon 35/2.8, Fuji Superia 200. Noritsu scans.

Mapledurham at War 2018 – part 2

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Here are some portraits I made at a WWII re-enactment event in Mapledurham back in the summer. The weather was overcast which was perfect for the colour palette and colour negative film I was using. These shots are all from the same roll of film through my Rolleiflex 2.8F. Part 1 of my portraits can be found here, made with the same camera but different film. More to come.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Portra 160VC film (expired).

Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 1 – part 4

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour series 6 | FILM 1 in Oxford, August, 2018.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Fuji Superia 200 film, Noritsu scans.

Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 1 – part 3

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 6, FILM 1 in Oxford, August 2018. A lot of work goes into recreating a scene from the 1960’s and that includes dressing SA’s (supporting artists) in vintage outfits, sorting out hair and make-up, accessories/props etc even though many of them will be hardly noticeable on screen.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Zeiss Planar, Fuji 400H, Noritsu scans.