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Isolation Photo Diary

After the initial shock, the lockdown and subsequent isolation prompted me to point the lens to my emotions and immediate surroundings.

Between the ups and downs of the global pandemic and lockdown, I kept taking pictures. I intended to have a photo diary to describe my take on isolation and the extraordinary circumstances we’re living.

A hand on a bed between a duvet and pillow
White sheets on the bed after waking up
Isolation photo diary: a male’s hand over a female’s thigh

Time seemed to have lost its meaning; some days were painfully long, while it felt like Spring ended too quickly.

The interior of a bedroom showing a white chest of drawers with a crassula plant and a white rounded lamp on it
Isolation photo diary: two holding hands on a duvet

As family and friends were safe, it became clear that mulling over the news and social media was not an option. 

A bunch of knapweed against the afternoon light

Instead, it’s been a period of introspection, studies and observations, alternated with moments of anxiety because of the lack of clarity on the future. 

Isolation photo diary: a yellow goat’s beard’s seedhead
Isolation photo diary: a yellow goat’s beard’s seedhead

I’m still mostly isolating and avoiding all unnecessary activities. Nevertheless, it feels like this isolation photo diary should be over, and give way to a different period, one with hope and plans in sight. 

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By Silvia Maggi

A UX Designer with a passion for photography, she writes about design and tech. Member of the Interaction Design Foundation. When words are not easy to find, she publishes her pictures.

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