Who’d have thought! Just when I thought I would never catch another legs-making-up-the-full-picture photograph, along comes another ones – this time much closer to home in Oxford. They say things come in threes, so maybe there’s another one to waiting round a corner to complete my hat-trick…
All street photographers get lucky once in a while. I was sitting in a café in Reykjavic when this small scene caught my eye. The comradeship between the boy and his dog seemed consistent with the picture of the two gay guys in the background. And then, by pure fluke, two pairs of legs walked behind that picture at JUST the right moment…!
Of course, it’s highly unlikely that this couple were ACTUALLY texting each other, but you never know…
Anybody familiar with Oxford will no doubt recognise the tour guide central to this snap. He is often seen and heard educating tourists and others about the history of Oxford. This picture was taken in the Bodleian, where his storytelling has clearly commanded the young lady’s attention.
Blenheim Palace was a great place to give my new Hasselblad XPAN II its debut. I’m quickly falling in love with the panoramic format almost as fast as I fell in love with Zelga – the lady in this picture. Oh – in case you think I was being overly voyeuristic, Zelga is my wife!
Unsurprisingly, we weren’t the only couple to enjoy the beauty of Blenheim Palace that day…
I love a proper butcher’s shop. Real meat. Real greet. Love it. The fella in this photo had just stepped out of a fab butcher’s shop in Witney and was clearly delighted with his purchase. Good job too – otherwise the life-size statue behind him looked ready to pounce!
Lomo LC-A Kodak Portra 400
This photograph encapsulates a lot of Oxford. The blurry bicycle in the foreground is a nod to the frenzy of cycling that characterises the city. The beautiful limestone of the Radcliffe Camera presents a wonderful canvas on which to view the subject – a student reading peacefully in an alcove. And the iron railings are a reminder that – for most of us – the teachings of Oxford remain out of reach.
Rolleiflex 2.8F Ilford HP5
For many of us, life can be as hard or simple as we make it. Too much clutter and digital clap-trap typically generates more stress. We can all learn a lot from this couple. Saturday night in the local (The Rickety Press in Jericho). No iMoan or distractions. Just each other, a simple dinner and then all out for the triple-letter word score. Lovely.