Portrait Photographer London

The Pandemic Blues

In reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, disposable masks became the new normal when moving around in public spaces with social distancing in place. The blue disposable masks were used and frequently lost – enough to become familiar pictures that could have been taken anywhere. 

Found in gutters, on the roadside, and on pavements, every street looked the same. Government lockdowns restricting human contact created quiet, empty streets filled with littered blue masks – a sight which could be seen on my street and on yours. They were the pandemic blues. 

An isolated and difficult time that everyone went through together by being apart. A lack of human subject to emphasise the social distancing and document the blues, which were omnipresent during the pandemic. A colour and emotion which we all wore and felt during the uncertain times of lockdown after lockdown.


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