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

To see what else happened on my summer vacation, click here.

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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.

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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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Rally in Oxford for Jeremy Corbyn

Rally in Oxford for Jeremy Corbyn

Organized by Momentum Oxford, this evening rally in support of Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, took place under rare blue skies, Friday, July 8, on the steps of the Bodleian Libraries Clarendon Building.

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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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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 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.

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