2020苏格兰疫情观察纪录



这一系列的照片拍摄于Covid-19疫情期间。所有照片来自于三月六日至六月二日之间。我不愿意把这些照片划分在艺术之下。对我而言,我只是想要分享一个微不足道的普通人在这大环境下的视角。


我将这系列的照片分成了5个不同的部分:疫情,封锁期前,封锁期,减缓,以及封锁期后。

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.


01

Pandemic 疫情

这组照片摄于疫情爆发之前。三月六日那天,我漫步在爱丁堡老城区的街上,想要像往常一样记录下街上的人们以及街景。在经历了数个小时抓拍后,查看这些照片,却发现这些照片都很巧合的散发着一种偏沮丧的情感。我当时觉得这只是机缘巧合,后来却发现这些照片似乎也预示了些什么。

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.

02

Pre-lockdown 封锁期前



这些照片则拍摄于三月十四日。也就是苏格兰正式进入封锁的前几天。我来自德国,就读于爱尔兰的好友Michelle(出现在前两张照片里的女孩),回到爱丁堡来看我。我们一起花了将近一天的时间游历爱丁堡的城区以及海边,并拍摄了一些照片。我们后来提到,这大概是我们一段时间里最后一次感受到人们生活中积极的一面了。

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.

03

Lockdown 封锁期

这些照片则拍摄于三月二十九日至五月十五日。在这封锁期间,我尽我所能的去遵守了相关的法规。因此,大部分的照片都是在我前往购买日用品和杂货的路上拍摄的。 

看着毫无生气的街道以及人们,我禁不住一遍又一遍的问自己:我们的生活怎么会到如此田地?

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?

04

Ease off 减缓

在五月底, 苏格兰政府相对放宽了部分政策。人们也相对有了更多的运动及锻炼的自由。因此我决定,拿起相机上街,去进行一番“运动”。同样以便我去观察人们在这晴朗的天气下有何活动。

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.

05

Post Lockdown封锁期后

最后一组照片拍摄于六月二日,苏格兰开始进入解禁期第一阶段。虽然仍有保留一些社交距离限制,但在散步的途中,我感受到了一种不一样的氛围。看到每个人都能保持如此积极地生活态度,我在人们当中感受到了人性中积极的一面。