Oxford Photographer – Photography During Covid-19 Lockdown
Oxford Photographer – Photography of an Empty Oxford During Covid-19 Lockdown
Photography of Oxford – a walking project carried out during Covid-19 Lockdown to reveal an ‘Empty Oxford’. I took a range of images to highlight the strangely quiet streets, parks and playgrounds in and around Oxford. There is an eerie silence when walking around the famous landmarks, in what is probably one of the most popular cities in the UK, without cars, pedestrians or tourists, perhaps an occasional local or bicycle. Gone too is the background traffic noise and pollution, and with that a marked increase in birdsong and city-wide tranquillity, so perhaps we should take this opportunity to try and enjoy what this pandemic can offer from a positive viewpoint.
The city offers so much for the Oxford photographer, there are the remarkable ancient buildings and colleges found in the winding cobbled streets but also the beautiful countryside and waterways which run right through the centre of this ancient town.
The architecture now can be photographed during this time of Covid-19 without obstruction or distraction and the central area must look like in some part how it did back in 1167 when the University was founded, less the double yellow lines of course!
My constant companion on these walks is my Leica M10 rangefinder camera, with a 35mm Summilux lens, I carry in my pocket a 21mm for the occasional dramatic scene setting wide angle view, to show a college within a city context for example but for the most part I prefer a familiar frame.
These images have been shown on Piranha Photography‘s Instagram account @piranhaphotography.
Slideshow of Oxford Photography during Lockdown –
- London Photography Project – Hidden Gems of the River Thames - September 17, 2021
- Summer Beach Holiday Photography - August 10, 2021
- Why do I always carry bags of heavy camera kit? - August 5, 2021
I took a range of images to highlight the strangely quiet streets, parks and playgrounds in and around Oxford. - Photographer