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100th All-State football team

by Nate Billings Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: December 27, 2012
All-State high school football player Trey'vonne Barre of Jenks poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Trey'vonne Barre of Jenks poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

This year our high school sports writers picked The Oklahoman’s 100th All-State football team and asked me if I could do something to make it look a little “old school.” I happily agreed, deciding to use film for the project.

I took the pictures with a Fuji GF670 medium format camera set to make 6×6 cm square negatives (it can also do 6x7cm) and used Ilford HP5 black & white film.

I chose the square format because of my many discussion with Tulsa World photographer Mike Simons about Instagram. He likes to call square photos taken on film Eventualgrams. I love that term.

So, here are some Eventualgrams of The Oklahoman’s 100th All-State football team with the real film borders and all. You can see pictures of the entire team in this photo gallery.

 

All-State high school football coach Gary Rose of Carl Albert poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football coach Gary Rose of Carl Albert poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

All-State high school football player Justice Hansen of Edmond Santa Fe poses for a photo in Oklahoma City,  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Justice Hansen of Edmond Santa Fe poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

All-State high school football player Kimmie Carson of Tulsa East Central poses for a photo in Oklahoma City,  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Kimmie Carson of Tulsa East Central poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

All-State high school football player Dominique Alexander of Booker T. Washington poses for a photo in Oklahoma City,  Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Dominique Alexander of Booker T. Washington poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

Check out more of the photos in this gallery if you have some time.

-Nate Billings

 

 

 

 

by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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