Lockdown Portraits Session Two
Mind Game • Niki
April 1, 2020
Amidst the upheaval of the 2020 Corona Lockdown, I embarked on a personal mini project that became a testament to resilience: Lockdown Portraits. These are not just photos; they are glimpses into the lives of real people—individuals navigating the challenges and triumphs that isolation brings.
Each portrait tells a story, not of models, but of everyday heroes facing the ordeals of lockdown with courage and grace. To add depth to the visual narrative, I posed two questions to each participant, unearthing personal insights that accompany their portraits.
Second in this series was Niki: entrepreneur and coach.
If we spend more quality time inwards with ourselves without crisis, we have more peace and balance as well in any crisis.
Can you describe to what extent the lockdown has affected your life and how? both on a personal and professional level?
In terms of my professional life there has been some changes. All of my business and bodywork trainings and coaching sessions have been cancelled. I switched to online coaching and focusing on helping people to face challenges during crisis. On a personal level the biggest change is the lack of face to face contact with my friends, colleagues and clients. As I am a pretty active person and travel a lot, it has been a challenge first how to rearrange my life.
If anything, what do you think will you take away from all this.any lessons learned?
There are many lessons learnt....as people spend more time alone or with their direct family they need(ed) to face certain issues, fears, values they tried to avoid through a busy life. If we spend more quality time inwards with ourselves without crisis, we have more peace and balance as well in any crisis. It’s a mind game 🧠