The Covid-19 lockdown has had a powerful impact throughout our society, both individually and collectively with our incomes drastically decreased and uncertainties heightened. But the lockdown created an opportunity to use my photographic skills to capture its impact on our communities.
From the first day of the lockdown I grabbed my camera and started walking around my home town capturing the isolation and emptiness of once busy streets. I went to Edinburgh where the emptiness of once busy streets was eerie increasing a deep sense of isolation. Stopping the few people who were out on the streets with their masks on, I asked to take their portraits, some which you can see in the slideshow I've attached to this page. I tried to capture the quirky things like traffic wardens wandering around with no parked cars to book.
My project idea is to publish a photographic book of this period, which is a historical period; strange eerie, stressful and full of uncertainty. It captured Edinburgh, East Lothian, Borders and gave a flavour of the whole country.
The money raised will pay for the publishing and distribution of the book which I hope will provide a historical recollection of the lockdown.