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Quarantine Memories

A doorstep Photography project of 100 Households - families, couples and individuals during Covid-19 Lockdown 2020.  

100 Letchworth Households, during Covid-19 Lockdown 2020

Finally getting around to writing a blog post on my doorstep photography project.  It's crazy that this started almost year ago, and here we are a year later and Covid-19 is still very much around.


When I started this project back in March 2020, right at the beginning of the first lockdown it was a pretty scary and confusing time.  I didn't know what was going to happen, I felt pretty lost and helpless.  No one knew what was to happen in the future or how we'd all be directly affected.      


I put up a post on my facebook asking for families in Letchworth to be photographed on their doorsteps for a photography project and within a couple of hours I had so many responses I was blown away!  


It felt great to be able to get out the house, I had a purpose for my day -  (I'm not gonna lie I found it pretty tough staying home all day and home schooling two little ones!).  With only being allowed out to exercise I dusted off my bike and travelled around different areas of Letchworth different days to capture a snapshot of the time everyone stayed home.


It was really quite emotional cycling around the quiet streets, seeing the rainbows everywhere, the chalk drawings and messages over friends driveways.  And it was SO nice to be able to have those 5 minute chats with families, to have a bit of a giggle, or chat about their situations... from the families trying to juggle homeschooling 4 children of different ages, to those alone and unable to see their families.


As I started posting some of the photos on my facebook page it reminded me just how much photography connects people.  I had messages and comments from friends who lived in the same town but hadn't seen each other for years, people happy to see their old neighbours were still out gardening, family members from far away happy to see photos of their grandparents who weren't tech-savvy and unable to work zoom or video messaging!


I raised over £800 for Letchworth Food-bank  at the same time!

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In January 2021 The broadway Gallery in Letchworth  launched a fantastic exhibition showcasing so much local talent.  My piece was lucky enough to be put on display there, and although we are currently unable to visit the gallery in person, you can view an interactive 3D tour on their website.


Below are all the individual images from my project...

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