Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Three

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It seems that I run into this film crew everywhere I go now. I mean, really, I’m not stalking them. I simply can’t turn a corner in Oxford without running headlong into a scene-on-pause. Always rife with classic automobiles and actors in costume, their sets are usually a photographic playground that I can’t resist. I am so glad they’re good sports.

(Above: From left, actors Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards,
Caroline O’Neill, James Bradshaw, Abigail Thaw, and Roger Allam.)

In this instance, they are gathered in the street (Merton Street) outside the Wessex Bank (formerly the University of Oxford Philosophy Centre) and preparing to stage a hold up.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Two

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

On this fine, sodden, English morning, I was getting rained on from the moment my bus dropped me in town, so when I turned the corner onto Market street, I was unsurprised to find the loitering film crew of the TV series, Endeavour, probably waiting for any moment when water wasn’t falling from the sky. They had another of their fantastic vintage buses in tow, so, of course, out came the camera.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It did come as a surprise when I realized that the bus in my viewfinder happened to be sheltering Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, and other cast members, all stylishly dodging the steady precipitation in which I was, at that very moment, standing. Whether for this fact or just the uncommon appearance of a Rolleiflex twin lens camera, it seemed that I had young Morse’s attention, so I approached the door and asked if he wouldn’t mind a photo to which he affably nodded.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

But this was not my last encounter with the Endeavour crew, for the very next day … continued in Part Three, coming soon.

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter (in too big a hurry to remove it) *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part One

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

I was walking through Radcliffe Square one day when there appeared before me a shiny, classic bus. And people. Classic people! With a bus! All set out perfectly photogenically, as if to test Dave to see if he’s on top of things and carrying his camera today. Well, I am, ha!

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

And, no, it turns out that this scene was actually laid out for a crew filming the TV series, Endeavour, a frequent sight in Oxford, today using the Radcliffe Camera, the surrounding square, and outer wall of All Souls College as stage setting.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

This is so frequent an occurrence, in fact, that there are still more photos to come. Stay tuned … 

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 100 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Tourism | The Lunchtime Portraits

Tourism | The Lunchtime Portraits

Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.

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* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Lunchtime photography with Nasir Hamid at the Ashmolean Museum.

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Kodak Portra 800 *
* Developed at AG Photo Lab *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

A Big Issue seller on the corner of Turl and Broad Streets.

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Sketching a Library | The Lunchtime Portraits

Sketching a Library | The Lunchtime Portraits

Oxford draws a lot of artists, so the Bodleian Library is not a surprising place to find someone with a sketching table and project. This is local painter, Merlin Porter. While we were talking, we exchanged business cards, but not before he busied himself with his own card. What happened in that very brief moment was an instant pencil portrait of me with my camera. Coolest thing ever.

For information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

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

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Smile | The Lunchtime Portraits

Smile | The Lunchtime Portraits

Ziggy and his dog, Ash, have been sleeping rough since November of last year.

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* 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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