Lockdown Portraits Session Six

Lucky • Jacqueline & Matt

May 13, 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.

portrait of Thara, 2020

Can you describe to what extent the lockdown has affected your life and how? both on a personal and professional level?

We are in the luxury position that we have little trouble. Thinking of parents with several children, 3-high, nursing home residents, the lonely and the needy. We have each other and have always been on our own. Our dog, Wouke, ensures that we can take to the streets 4 times a day without shame.

As far as my work in health care is concerned, there was much confusion and contradiction in behavior around distance and proximity.

If anything, what do you think will you take away from all this.any lessons learned?

I think we will never be so lighthearted in the event of a virus outbreak again.