The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Sometimes the photo walks right up to me and asks to be taken.

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

In preparation for Copper Impressions – The 18th Century Printmaking Revolution, an exhibition and printmaking demonstration at Christ Church Library in Oxford, carpenters worked alongside Professor Michael Phillips, internationally recognized William Blake scholar, to assemble the pieces of a copper-plate printing press that Phillips used in his workshops.

This press, a working replica of the one used by 19th-century poet, painter, and printmaker, William Blake, was built locally by Buckinghamshire maker/designer, Josh Howard-Saunders, and it arrived at The Library just following its recent stay in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

The Assembly of a William Blake Press

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 100 *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Ilford Delta FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Sick & Tired | The Lunchtime Portraits

Sick & Tired | The Lunchtime Portraits

I can easily imagine this to be one of life’s less rewarding tasks, sitting around in a mascot costume, likely for very spare wages, only to drum up business for someone else. Just today, in fact, I watched some total stranger pinch one of this gentleman’s eyes as he walked past. So on the day that I took this photo, I was unsurprised at this honest display of emotion.

Due to the fast film and bright daylight, I had to stop down to about f16 just to be able to shoot at 1/500th of a second, my fastest shutter speed.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

I have seen solar eclipses in my lifetime, and, although they still hold a fascination for me, I was more interested on this occasion in the phenomenon of an eclipse as an aspect of our culture and the ways in which we observe it.

That being said, I do still have, in this set, one token shot of the eclipse itself.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015

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From Scriptoria to the Printing House, Closing Session

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

This was the final workshop put on by Martin Andrews and Alan May, both of the University of Reading, in Christ Church’s Library, 9 February. At the behest of the BBC, Alan built a full-sized, working replica of a one-pull hand printing press, like that used by Johannes Gutenberg, for the recent documentary, “The Machines that Made Us”, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Participants in this workshop learned about Alan’s research and building process, then learned about the practical use of this particular press, and were finally, each, allowed not only to print their own copy of a page of the Gutenberg Bible, but also to try their hand at casting a metal type. The press is now bound for Glasgow, but there are rumors of its return, and I must say, it does look very much at home in The Library.

*  Canon EOS 6D  *
*  Contax Zeiss Planar 1.4/50 T*  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

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