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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* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* 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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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

* 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.

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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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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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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

 

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Pushed to 3200 ISO *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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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
* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Yellow filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *

 

At Vivian Maier, Forma Meravigli
At Vivian Maier
* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *

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

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Pushed to 3200 ISO *
* All film developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Will Searby, Melodion player, busking on Cornmarket, Oxford, England.

This is a roll of Kodak Eastman Double-X 35mm black & white cinema film known for its fine detail in both shade and highlights and good depth of field in low light. It was made famous for its use in Schindler’s List, Memento, and the opening sequence of Casino Royal. This particular roll of film came from The Film Photography Project (FPP) which they purchased in bulk and have for sale as Cinema XX at the FPP Store. Michael Raso sent a batch across the Atlantic for participants of the FPP 2013 London Meet-Up back in August. I had only a medium format camera on me that day, so I didn’t get around to using the film until early last month. I found it to draw an excellent picture, very low-contrast, and well-suited to my preference for fine-grain. It truly lived up to its reputation for fine detail through a broad range of tones.

Developing Eastman, however, XX proved to be a nervous adventure of research and experimentation. There is not the abundance of shared processing knowledge for this film as there is for standard still-camera 35mm black and white negative films. I greatly appreciate the sharing of developing recipes, because film isn’t cheap, and I’d like to get it right on the first roll, if possible. I saw a few user recipes in my hunt, but almost no examples using T-Max Dev (the only chemicals I had on hand) and no one who was using TMax who had also divulged their processing methods. So, after having compared developing recipes across the variety of developers and pouring over the results, I compared the processing of familiar still-camera films with T-Max vs. those same still-camera films with the developers I’d also seen used for the Eastman XX. All this was in hopes of getting an idea of how to adapt a successful recipe to my developer, and I finally decided to try 7 minutes at 21 degrees (by then, to a great extent because that was the current temperature of my T-Max).

Whew! It worked.

*  Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F  *
*  Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1.8/50  *
*  Orange Filter  *
*  Kodak Eastman Double-X Cinema  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

The Lunchtime Portraits

Homeless on Cornmarket, Oxford, England.

On the Threshold of L-space | The Lunchtime Portraits

On the Threshold of L-space. A lunch break on the steps of The Museum of Oxford, once upon a time the Oxford Central Library.

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