Consultation | The Lunchtime Portraits

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Visitors at a Catte Street entrance to the Bodleian Library with Sheldonian Theatre in the background

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Orange filter *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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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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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Orange filter *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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M’bulumbumba

What I saw on a haphazard, improvised walking tour of London with a good friend visiting from the States …

M'bulumbumba
M’bulumbumba player busking in an underpass on the South Bank Thames Path

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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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.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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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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Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Blues | The Lunchtime Portraits

Cornmarket, Oxford.

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* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Yellow Filter *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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

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Porters | The Lunchtime Portraits

Porters | The Lunchtime Portraits

Bodleian Libraries porters patrolling the gates for the yearly Encaenia procession and ceremony, 2015.

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* Ilford Delta 100 *
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* 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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