When COVID-19 restrictions suddenly came into effect in March, Helen Orr and I found ourselves immediately without work and, like many others, staring down the barrel of a grim looking 2020.
Over three months capturing Still Life in Lockdown we saw many moments of inspiration and community spirit as people creatively adapted their businesses to keep their doors open and sporting groups, clubs and classes went online to stay connected with their communities.
From different parts of the country (myself in Lismore and Hels in Darwin) we captured the lives of people living through this pandemic in self-isolation or under COVID-19 restrictions – from a safe 1.5m distance! Still Life in Lockdown features strangers, friends, neighbours and businesses in everyday moments documenting this difficult and strange time in history through the lens of hope and humanity. We were so excited to have the work shown as part of the Darwin Festival on Larrakia land this year, I think it must have been the only festival in the whole of the country to go ahead.