In a Dark Place | The Lunchtime Portraits

In a dark place | The Lunchtime Portraits
Through the shop window of David John Pies, Covered Market, Oxford.

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Anticipation | The Lunchtime Portraits

I was worried that this dog would move before I could get my photo, …

Anticipation | The Lunchtime Portraits

… but I stood by and observed for a moment after the photo, and my worries were unfounded. He was still in the same dedicated stance when I left as when I’d first encountered him.

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Gazes | The Lunchtime Portraits

Passing down St Michael’s Street recently, I was struck by the intense mutual fondness in this staring contest, …

Gazes | The Lunchtime Portraits

… all framed perfectly in the surrounding doorway. I figured that I probably wouldn’t get the shot without disrupting the scene, so I chanced asking directly whether they’d mind a photo. They not only did not mind, they also fell right back into the gaze.

Right on.

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Shoes

I have this propensity for discovering abandoned shoes, in pairs, just sitting there like an afterimage. What you see is what I found. And there is always a sense of something else afoot, too. Some part of the story about which I haven’t been made aware.

Is the footwear really abandoned? Could the invisible occupant still be in residence? Or does a plainly visible owner intend to eventually return for the set? No answers have come, but regardless, I’ve only just started paying closer attention, and this happens a lot. So much so that I finally resolved to record the occurances on film, each time I stumble upon a pair seemingly adrift, …

On the Outside – Turl Street, Oxford, England.
On the Outside

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Nike and Her Chariot – Blue Boar Street, Oxford, England.
Nike and Her Chariot

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Cowley Road Carnival, 2016

Cowley Road Carnival, 2016

Cowley Road recently saw it’s 16th annual carnival and parade on Sunday, 10 July. I am the husband of a dancer in the community band, Sol Samba, so I’ll admit, the coverage is a bit samba-heavy.

So where does an introvert spend a carnival, so well attended? Why, right in the middle of the street parade, of course, hiding behind a camera, and going with the flow of traffic. By far, the quickest way from one end of Cowley to the other during a carnival like this one.

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Footwear | The Lunchtime Portraits

As is often the case, I could see The Photo coalescing from down the street, …

Footwear I | The Lunchtime Portraits

… so having metered and set my camera on approach, I kneeled down in front of the couple, and took my photo. I was finished well before they noticed me and realized that I was holding a camera.

One thing that I frequently appreciate about a twin lens camera: it is naturally invested with a quality that causes people the desire to be photographed by it. They’re intrigued, perhaps, by its other-ness, where they might otherwise be put-off at the thought of being photographed by a strange SLR or something which they more immediately recognize as a camera.

Whatever the reason, though, a photographer likes a willing subject. This couple subsequently asked me to take a photo, so I happily asked them to just continue as they were doing.

Footwear II | The Lunchtime Portraits

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St. Giles’ Fair

St. Giles, Oxford, England, 8-9 September 2015

Early morning

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

Mid-day

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

Evening

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

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