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Election Day 2015 – The final push of the Worcester Labour Party

May 7, 2015

Today – Election Day 2015 – I followed Joy Squires, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Worcester around for a large portion of the day. The idea was to document an election day from the perspective of a candidate and her team as they try to squeeze every last vote of the supportive local electorate.

I shot the day with Ben’s M2, a 35 and 50mm Summicron, and despite what the photos look like, Portra 400. Unfortunately, such is sods law on such a momentous occasion, the inexpensive high street D&P did something wrong and the colour came out quite wrong. Slightly frustrated I decided I would convert them to black and white, and thankfully, I am more pleased with them this way. Funnily enough, I’d actually loaded a roll of XP2 to start with, but at the 11th hour unloaded it in favour of a roll of Portra. I wasn’t sure whether or not I had made the right choice all day, so in the end having my hand forced was perhaps a bit of serendipity.

Anyway, I hope the content of the photos tells the story as I shall justΒ introduce Joy –Β here she is, doing some last minute canvasing in one of Worcester’s few tower blocks.

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If you’re in the UK, I do hope you voted!

Hamish

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Urban Hafner
    May 8, 2015 at 8:04 am

    They work well in black and white I think! Nicely done. Not so much a fan of the election results though. πŸ™

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      No… me either…

  • Reply
    Chris
    May 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Well done Hamish. These capture the day perfectly. A combination of weariness and energy, planning and confusion, tea-making and doorknocking.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Chris! Was a fun day!

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