At the beginning of Lockdown I was busy editing, speaking to those I had shoots booked with and working out the best way forward. Once the dust had settled I contacted several organisations to see if I could volunteer. It seems as though I was too slow off the mark,...
LOCKDOWN DIARY ONE
Last week I went to Cambridge.
Over the lockdown period I have been shopping three times, each time picking up stuff for myself and well as friends and neighbours. I hadn’t wanted to go to the centre of Cambridge unnecessarily. After waiting a month for stock to become available online on Holland & Barrett, confirmation that they did not know when that would be and that what I needed to keep myself well was available in store in Cambridge I tentatively took myself in. Hand gel clipped on and cotton shopping bags at the ready.
It was the most organised shop visit I have experienced. Only two people allowed in the store at any one time. It made that unnerving feeling of being too close to someone else easy to navigate. I also went to the local Sainsbury’s, which due to the lack of passing trade in the central area, in a University city without any students was also fairly quiet.
I took my camera as it feels alien to me not to have it with me. The streets were quieter than I have ever seen, even from when I worked as a key holder in a store and would open early on a Sunday. An array of closed signs, messages to the passers by and thanks to our wonderful NHS.
Even the cows are getting braver.
Thinking of everyone out there who is helping us to function in this world as it is now. I am grateful. Thank you.
In November last year I was asked to be an ambassador for an exciting project as part of The Photography Show... 'Women Who Photo'. It was, and continues to be a positive experience (and I hope to speak more about this in the future). In March I had the photograph...