On the 23rd March 2020 the UK Government placed the UK in to a state of national lockdown due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. This was to be the first of many national & local COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK.
Along with other countries all around the world we found ourselves in unprecedented times of social distancing & social isolation in order to curb the COVID-19 virus.
As we found ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic I wanted to capture this once in a lifetime moment in time and document it in my own photographic style. As a result I created this photo-documentary project:
This is just a very small insight in to life during a pandemic and it is completely from my own view point and how I have seen the world around me. Throughout this #LivingInLockdown project I have followed our Governments COVID Guidelines to keep myself and others safe. All views expressed are my own.
Click on each photo for the full gallery & post.
The UK Government ordered Non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants to close and the people of the UK to STAY AT HOME with the exception of essential travel (work, essential shopping, & daily exercise). Which left our streets baron and our towns & cities like ghost towns.
At the request of the Government businesses big and small adapted to allow their workforces work from home where possible. The Furlough Scheme was brought in for workers and business who were not able to work/trade due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives in so many ways & the story is clearly far from over as we find ourselves with yet more national lockdowns & restrictions.
19th July 2021