This collection simply reveals what I witnessed through my camera during the Covid-19 pandemic. Images were taken from the 6th of March to the 2nd of June. I don’t view them as art, I just wanted to share a documentary from a normal individual's perspective under this exceptional circumstance.
I divided these images into 5 different sections: pandemic, pre-lockdown, lockdown, ease off and post lockdown.
This set of images were captured before the pandemic got fully developed in the UK. I was roaming the streets in the Old Town of Edinburgh, doing street photography. Somehow all the images I captured happened to emit a rather dim tone. It might be a coincidence but could also be a projection of what is to come.
I captured this set of images on the 14th of March, just a few days before the lockdown begins. My close friend Michelle (the girl appearing in the first two images) from Germany, who studies in Ireland, came to visit me. We took the day off taking photos, going about the city and seaside. We later agreed that it was the last time we felt the positive energy from people for a long while.
During the lockdown, I tried my best to follow the strict protocols. All these pictures were taken between 29th of March to 15th of May. The majority of them were taken when I was on my way to the groceries stores.
Seeing everything being so quiet and so down, I just couldn’t stop asking myself again and again: how did we end up like this?
Ease off 减缓
Around the end of May, the lockdown policy has been eased off slightly. People were offered a bit more freedom to exercise outside. I took the opportunity to ‘exercise’ around the city with my camera, to observe how people cope with the sunny weather during the period.