Living through the Covid Pandemic is the biggest challenge faced by the people of St Albans for over seventy years. The Pandemic is also history in the making.
As a photographer living in St Albans, I am working with St Albans Museums, local community groups and businesses to record the way in which we are surviving the Pandemic. I am doing that by making portraits of people, mainly in the Market Place, but also elsewhere in town, as they go about their daily lives, shopping, working etc. I am taking photographs of people both wearing and not wearing their Covid-safety masks. I am also asking everyone photographed to say a few words about the Pandemic and how it has affected them. I am producing the portraits as digital diptychs - portraits of each person with and without a mask, side by side, with a short caption beneath. The portraits reflect the diversity of St Albans.
And here for the November 2020 edition of PANDEMIC PORTRAITS, dedicated to my friend Stephen Knafler who tragically died in October 2020, with a beautiful and haunting sound track of four pieces composed by Fauré, with the violin played by Shirley Turner, Steve's partner.And here for photographs of members of Passport to Leisure and The Daylight Club, groups which support young adults with disabilities in St Albans.
Or click on the images below to see the images in album format.