Kite on a Long Lead | The Lunchtime Portraits

Kite on a Long Lead | The Lunchtime Portraits

Mini-kite salesman on Cornmarket, Oxford, England.

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

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Shoot out … | The Lunchtime Portraits

Shootout ... |  The Lunchtime Portraits

Preparation | The Lunchtime Portraits

… on Broad Street, Oxford, England. Friend and fellow film photographer, Nasir Hamid, testing a 100 year old Ross 12 inch lens in his Speed Graphic. On me. His results from that day can be seen here.

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

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OXCAT Spreads Awareness About Human Trafficking | The Lunchtime Portraits

Human Trafficking | The Lunchtime Portraits

On my lunchtime walk, the 18th of October, 2013, I encountered OXCAT preparing flash-mobs in select locations in the center of Oxford for Anti-Slavery Day. I arrived in time to see dancer, Anja Meinhardt, perform her moving piece about human trafficking.

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

OXCAT Spreads Awareness About Human Trafficking

OXCAT Spreads Awareness About Human Trafficking

OXCAT Spreads Awareness About Human Trafficking

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Test Subjects | The Lunchtime Portraits

Test Subjects | The Lunchtime Portraits

I have a friend who swears by the Rolleiflex 6000 series cameras, so when I found myself with an opportunity to try one, I did. It was, indeed, an impressive camera; solidly built, with great features. Like slipping into the driver’s seat of a Cadillac. A big draw to the camera was the built in metering system, so I put away the spot meter for my test rolls and used the camera’s readings. They were right on. The optics are Zeiss, my favorite, and the camera’s size didn’t differ dramatically from my twin lens cameras.

I am a lover of mechanical film cameras, though, and this camera was too electronic for me. In particular, the film advance is motorized and quite noisy. As much as I appreciate the 6003 as a professional’s camera, a tool engineered for spectacular results, I do wish it had been designed with a hand crank. In the end, my quiet, simple, non-electric cameras remain a better fit for me.

* Rolleiflex 6003 Professional *
* Rollei Planar PQS 2.8/80mm *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

www.DavidStumpp.com