Milan, March 15, 2020 At the end of the first week of the lockdown, a flash mob is organized #I stay at home, inviting Milanese citizens to look out the window and wave the torches on the phone with a sign of resistance.My wife Paola and Mario look out the window with the smartphone light bulb on.
Milan, March 19, 2020 My 9-year-old daughter Margherita goes down to the courtyard to throw the garbage, the only opportunity to leave the house to get some air.Mask and gloves were not yet required to leave the house.
Like any photographer, I immediately felt the need to tell about this pandemic caused by Covid-19.In the first days on the deserted streets of the center I met many colleagues, Milan was in the spotlight of the whole world, after Wuhan the virus had moved here.
But the silence that enveloped us made me want to lay my gaze within the home walls, where I could tell the quarantine in a more personal way.
Life had disappeared from the streets, but not for this had ceased to exist.
Everything continued to take place inside the home: school, work, sports activities, social relationships with relatives and friends;thanks to the applications of our smartphones.
I told my family during 2 long months of isolation, my wife Paola, who continued to work from home in smart working mode, my 10 year old son Mario who is in fifth grade, and my 9 year old daughter Margherita who isthird year.