life in LOCKDOWN
I guess that during this pandemic, anyone of us missed something really badly from normal life. I’m a wedding photographer and I love photographer nearly obsessively and I missed my job a lot.
Since the beginning, I’ve started documenting my family life in lockdown
I wanted to tell the story of how life was within our family, day by day, testing new techniques and have a bit of fun.
Being creative helped me to keep going during this lockdown since all my family sessions and my weddings have been postponed leaving a hole in my life.
However, I had more time staying in contact with other photographers especially via social media (such a great tool that helped too!)
So, one day I was chatting to my friend and fantastic photographer Stephanie Belton who pointed me towards this opportunity to submit some of my lockdown images to the Historic England Archive for their “Picturing Lockdown” collection. The public body was collecting images documenting these unique and unprecedented time in British History.
I’ve decided to send my image without expectations.
Just yesterday the selection of images have been published and mine was among them! I was just surprised to have so many friends calling and texting when they spotted my photo on the BBC website which was also credited. The photos have been published everywhere, BBC, The Evening Express, The Yorkshire Post, The Belfast Telegraph and many others…
My photo describes Joe Wicks PE daily activity which started since the beginning of the lockdown. Here it is.
I was so thrilled that my image has been selected among over 3000 sent and it is now part of the 200 images which makes history in Historic England Archive forever. I really enjoyed going through the images, such meaningful moments which will be part of British History. I particularly loved the one where grandma sees her grandchild for the first time through a window or the one where mum is in the garden reading her newspaper and the kids jump around and do some yoga moves, or again the man climbing the walls from his staircase. Have a look at the full selection here.
I’m also posting some more photos from my own lockdown family experience and I hope you like them! My kids are very energetic and it’s probably reflected in all my pictures.
I hope you have enjoyed watching life in lockdown images. At the moment I feel refreshed by this experience and I hope to be able to go back to my loving weddings very soon!
You can see the more photos from my family lockdown story here