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Oxford: Fuji instant pack film

Friday, May 25th, 2012

These images are from earlier today. The first two were made during my lunch break, the other two were made near the University boathouses. The summer eights rowing competition is on at the moment so I went over to the boathouses after work to photograph anyone that caught my attention but I’m sorry to say that I didn’t manage to do much photography. The buzz that was there last year seemed to be missing which I found quite disappointing.

[Tech info:] I used a sliding Polaroid back on my Mamiya RB67 to shoot two frames on each sheet of Fuji instant pack film. I really enjoy thinking of two shots that will work together and it’s a shame I can’t shoot a roll of film like this.

Tailors in Little Clarendon Street. These guys are always sharply dressed which makes them very photogenic.

Triumph on St. Giles. I was rushing to make this shot and didn't notice the Polaroid back wasn't pushed all the way to the left. I hope I get to photograph this car again.

Edd and Owen of Hacked Off Films.

BMXer 'Pipe' Williams.


Oxford: Summer 8’s 2011 (part V)

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Here are some images from the colour films that I shot during Summer VIII’s 2011. The delay in posting these was because of the expense of posting one or two rolls away for developing. It’s much more economical to send off a batch of film but as I mostly use b&w film it’s taken me a while to use up enough rolls of colour for a batch.

In the coming weeks I intend to start developing my own colour film so look forward to seeing some of my results. I have the chemicals ready, I just need some spare time. More colour images from Summer VIII’s coming soon.

[Tech info:] Camera: Pentax 67, film: Kodak Ektar 100.

Cheer leaders practicing

Cheer leader practice. Between two of the college boathouses I noticed this group of cheer leaders practicing. It looked quite bizarre with all of the rowing going on behind me.

Alice in Wonderland cast

Curiouser and curiouser

watching the rowing


Photographer using a Nikon F90X camera

Another film photographer. I had an enjoyable chat about film photography with this photographer. The camera was in mint condition and had belonged to his mother. I still own and use the previous model that I bought in 1992.

Cup cake stall

Cup cakes for sale.

Oxford: Summer 8’s 2011 (part II)

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Here’s part 2 of my images from the Oxford university colleges rowing competition.
If you’re in any of these images please leave a comment. As I don’t generally take any contact details from the people I photograph I never know who has actually managed to see their portrait or if they liked it. There’s a Facebook like button at the bottom of the page if you prefer to click that. Thanks.

There are still more to come.

[Tech info]: Camera used, Pentax 6×7 with Fuji Acros 100 film, developed in HC110 (dilution H, 1:63) for 7mins.


Boat race uniform

Boat race uniform

Formal boat race uniform

Formal boat race uniform

Max (from The Big Bang restaurant) & friend

Max (from The Big Bang restaurant) & friend


Standing in the shade

This man was sheltering from the blazing sun in the shade of a boathouse

Burgers and PIMMS for sale

Burgers and PIMMS for sale