Modernism in Oxford

I had the good fortune to visit Oxford yesterday. The trip was to visit the various exhibitions of the Oxford Photography Festival which in the event was a little hot and cold (mention should be made of the wonderful Pentti Sammallahti work which was magnificently printed (although smaller than expected), some of Richard Davies’s Russian churches and Clarita Lulic’s hilarious cruise ship portraits). As we jogged between venues, we stumbled across several of Oxford’s modernist structures that are dotted amongst the dreaming spires.

I had 2 cameras with me, the shoddy Lomography Sprocket Rocket and the ‘proper’ EOS5. I burnt through a couple of films on the concrete but managed to screw up the processing of the EOS’s film as the reel stuck halfway up the tank’s tube and so processed half the film more than the other as it sat out of the developer. So, all I have to show for the trip are the pictures from the SpRocket. They were shot on Kentmere 400 (2 quid a roll kids) and processed in the sink using Ilfotec HC.

Having read up since I got back, I’ve discovered that Oxford is home to lots more fine looking buildings from the late 60’s and early 70’s – a return trip is on the cards…

Westgate Car Park, Oxford Lomography Sprocket Rocket, Kentmere 400

Westgate Car Park, Oxford
Lomography Sprocket Rocket,
Kentmere 400

Denys Wilkinson Building, Lomography Sprocket Rocket, Kentmere 400

Denys Wilkinson Building,
Lomography Sprocket Rocket,
Kentmere 400

Keble College, Oxford Lomography Sprocket Rocket, Kentmere 400

Keble College, Oxford
Lomography Sprocket Rocket,
Kentmere 400

Westgate Car Park, Oxford Lomography Sprocket Rocket, Kentmere 400

Westgate Car Park, Oxford
Lomography Sprocket Rocket,
Kentmere 400

Denys Wilkinson Building, Lomography Sprocket Rocket, Kentmere 400

Denys Wilkinson Building,
Lomography Sprocket Rocket,
Kentmere 400

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