Under the isolation of COVID-19, I am turning the camera on myself in response to life under lockdown in Scotland. In addition, driven by the absence of my customary access to wild and remote landscapes, I photographically bring the outside world in.
This new series challenges my usual social documentary approach. I no longer “take” photographs but create fantasies that come from within myself, constructed to tell a story. Using colour and post-processing techniques, the images become an alternate reality, a temporary escape from the real world. The use of a Corona beer bottle top in several of the images, often well hidden, references the pandemic. Using the limitations of the home as my inspiration, I aim to create a playful but serious, personal perspective on our shared experience.