Entry no. 1 “Untitled”: This photo is of the Midland it was taken in July this photo reminds me of the covid times is that even though everything seemed destroyed metaphorically this building that still stands after being there for a long time that nothing can be forgotten.
Entry no. 2 “South Beach Morecambe”: This photograph was taken on my phone on 14 July, 2020, just as we were beginning to emerge from the lockdown. I particularly remember taking this picture because I had just been in my first work-related Zoom meeting with people from across the UK. (I had used Zoom only for social reasons until this day). I found the sky breathtaking and was reminded of how nature continues and how small and brief our lives are in the great scheme of things.
Entry no. 3 “Untitled”: I took this photograph in March/April 2020, The Eric Morecambe Statue with the mask on, I think speaks volumes for the “Corona covid 19” crisis we are all in.
Entry no. 4 “Untitled”: 2020 West End, and promenade start of the second lockdown 5th of November.
Entry no. 5 “Untitled”: It’s the second day of the second lockdown and as things go quiet I was thinking how what really matters may have more chance to come through and then I saw this love heart as if nature / God was communicating it!!
Entry no. 6 “Untitled”: This picture was taken on Bonfire night but due to the Covid restrictions, not many people where out and as a result of this, there were hardly any fireworks to light up the sky.
Entry no. 7 “Morecambe Blue”: I took this photo at Morecambe Bay on 21 September 2020, exactly at 17:11. The Bay has helped me a lot in keeping a good mental health during the 1st lockdown. I used to go there for my 1 a day exercise. I run and take photos so I call it a runtography exercise. On the 21st of September, I took my 14 yo niece to show her the Bay as she’s never seen it before and we were amazed with how blue it was on that day. The photo shows a low tide with little water left behind but enough to reflect the sky’s blue colour and give that illusion of floating pebbles.
Entry no. 8 “Blue boat”: It was taken at the boat ramp just past the Grosvenor building where myself and a friend go swimming in the summer, something we didn’t know if was allowed during 2020, a familiar theme of the year. This was taken one evening on a (socially responsible) walk on a late summer/early autumn night. As we were sat there, a gentleman landed his boat and had a distanced conversation about the evening and just general small talk. Usually, whilst not impolite, we are not comfortable in making conversation with people we don’t know, but this conversation was such a welcome break from the lack of socialisation we were feeling compared to The Before Times. Although the boat is solitary in the wide seascape, it is still connected to the things around it in a sense of harmonious cohesion, much like we were to its captain.
Entry no. 9: “Untitled”: This was taken in my garden in may this reminds me of the covid period that we are stronger than we look and we are not giving up which the flower represents that it’s fully bloomed and the others aren’t.
Entry no. 10 “Untitled”: This photograph I took in July of 2020, and I just thought the light and dark in the photograph was a reminder of the times we are living in at the moment.
Entry no. 11 “Untitled”: West End promenade in all its glory day 2 of the second lockdown.
Entry no. 12 “Uninhabited!”: Uninhabited! I took this photo on the 8th of May 2020 during the 1st lockdown. That lockdown hit me very hard, bringing my life and others too to a standstill. Walks and runs were my only way out of this. On that day I went out for a walk during the night and when I reached the crossing between Bowerham and Barton roads in Lancaster, it struck me how empty the town is. This is a busy junction and it’s incredible that I can take a wide landscape with it being completely empty of cars, cyclists, people and dogs, it’s like being in one of those films where you are the last human on earth.
Entry no. 13 “Blurred Reality”: Blurred Reality This photo was taken on one of the rainy evenings we face in Morecambe. In looking at this picture, it makes me draw the parallels of how blurry life has become with the ever-changing guidelines and advice during the pandemic, and the varying attitudes held towards it all. Whilst life ostensibly looks normal from the outside, and the fact that we cannot see the very thing that is causing such disfunction and disconnecting us from everything and everyone we know in such a cataclysmic fashion. This photo shows the proximity to normality and yet the utter distortion from all that is held in that realm of normality.