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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Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Cornmarket, Oxford.

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Islets | The Lunchtime Portraits

Islets | The Lunchtime Portraits

Humanity flows
Parting but for an island
Zen, but not really

It was nearing the end of a lunchtime walk with my Wife when we encountered this scene on the High Street in Oxford. A homeless man had collapsed on the sidewalk and was in and out of consciousness, and these two generous people were trying to render assistance. What struck me about the moment was the way in which the man and his guardians created little islands in the detoured, but otherwise undeterred, flow of pedestrians down the sidewalk.

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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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The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

Oxford vs Cambridge, Oxford Town Hall, 5 March 2016

It was a victory for the Oxford University Amateur Boxing Club who had suffered an upset of a five year winning streak at the previous year’s 108th match.

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

Tianhao Xu

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

Oxford Town Hall

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

 

The 109th Varsity Boxing Match

 

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Milan, Italy, 2015

Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Porta Ticinese
Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy

Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Porta Ticinese
Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy

Darsena
Darsena, Milan, Italy

Darsena
Darsena, Milan, Italy

Colonne di San Lorenzo
Colonne di San Lorenzo, Milan, Italy
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At Vivian Maier, Forma Meravigli
At Vivian Maier
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At Vivian Maier, Forma Meravigli
At Vivian Maier

Looking on Palazzo dei Giureconsulti from Palazzo della Ragione
Looking on Palazzo dei Giureconsulti

 

Advent Concert at the Duomo

Advent Concert at the Duomo
Concert-goers in Piazza del Duomo for a nightly series of Advent mini-concerts from successive windows of a bordering city council building

 

Tabaccaio, Central Milan
Tabaccaio

Storefront Treatment, Central Milan
Storefront Treatment

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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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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

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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 … 

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