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

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

 

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

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

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Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Cornmarket, Oxford.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

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

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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

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

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