These Four Walls
As the UK went into Corona lockdown in March 2020, all shoots were cancelled, and the borders of life shrank to a few rooms and a daily walk. I decided to do something unusual for me, and make home my subject.
My brief: working in medium format, with a top-down viewfinder and in B&W, take one photo each day to capture something characteristic of the detail, tone or emotion of this new normality, and document these strange times as they passed in one flat in Brixton.
Unlike others, we weren’t been ill and didn’t lose anyone, so our experience didn’t reflect the extremes many endured. But few aspects of life were untouched and from toilet paper shortages to Zooming Great Grandma, from washing soup cans to celebrating a birth, much of human life seemed present, just confined to the house…
The project was featured in the AOP’s online gallery. My Corona: a lockdown photo journal
Toilet roll shortage
The pigeon who lives in the wall
Ubiquitous Banana Bread
Jess makes a plan
The indoor office
Jess filling time with arts and crafts
The Outdoor Office
Jess plays her hand
Owyn describes his son being born by Caesarian
Owyn and Aideen bring their son home
'Meeting' Owyn and Aideen's son, at 3 days old.
Jess concerned by the news
Washing the idea of corona virus off shopping
By the light of the Pink Supermoon
The sun always shines...
Jess goes for a bike ride
Jess at work
A lockdown Easter Egg Hunt
Going to the football with Laurence and Will
Making Hot Cross Buns, late.
Mental & physical exercise
Family gathering with four generations
Where the pigeon lives
Thank you NHS
Clapping for Carers Thursday, 8.01pm