The world changed before our eyes. This is where we are now.
For the past 32 days, along with the majority of the world, we’ve been on lockdown. It’s been (and continues to be!) a process of grief, adaptation, acceptance and love. I’ve had genuine moments of the clearest unadulterated joy with my people, but also deep despair that extends so far beyond myself, in a way I’ve never experienced before.
Obviously, I’ve found therapy through my camera. As before covid, after covid. In moments of chaos this has always been my way to focus on the here and now, distilling something in to smaller pieces, sifting through what is here bringing me back to myself and making sense in the chaos.
I’m shooting on all formats, with whatever I have to hand - film, digital, iPhone. Formats usually lend a certain quality to a project, and the fact that I’m reaching for all of them right now adds to the overall feeling for me. Film is slow, considered, need light and care. iPhone is quick and easy, lets me literally shoot from the hip. Digital is somewhere between the two. Everything feels and looks different from one day to the next, one moment to the next. This time has its own rhythm, it’s own pace, it’s ups and downs. I’ll be documenting this as I move through it, adding to the project in real time.
Each image is a snapshot of where we were, then.