Lockdown has been for the world over, an unprecendented time of uncertainty and change. From a photographers perspective, we saw landscape, architecture and nature photographers struggle with the fact that they were unable to travel for their art. Street photographers were confined to their homes for the most part, and faced near-empty streets otherwise. Photographers that worked with models unable to meet up and make their magic. As a sideshoot, creativity flourished and many explored alternative methods with huge success, utilising digital resources to facilitate connections and create images over the internet.
Meanwhilst, the self-portrait artists were able to carry on as usual, without these barriers to continuing their practise. Or maybe not. Because these haven't been usual times. When truly portraying the self, it is impossible not to convey emotions. Mindsets were altered by feelings of isolation, of confinement, of fear and the need for reassurance. This in turn often transpired in the images. This set is one, shot in April this year, that I feel encapsulates these feelings.
These are some unedited images from a set shot last night. As I went upstairs I noticed this slither of light, and knew that I simply just HAD to catch it. Self portraits, taken with an Olympus EM10, mkiii.