Photos from my life during the lockdown Part 8
Since the UK is now under a travel restriction lockdown, I’m not able to take photos for my clients. So I’m documenting my time, working and living, with photos I’ve taken from inside my home and in the garden and on my once-daily exercise, walking my dogs: Photos from inside a lockdown. This is Part 8. You can see Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, Part 7 here, Part 9 here, Part 10 here, Part 11 here.
With rain having come and gone, the white campion are flourishing in the woods where I walk the dogs every day. It’s always been a pleasure of mine to watch the seasons change in the woods and fields around me. For more than a decade now I’ve been able to quietly enjoy walking my dogs and seeing the world change almost day to day.
Life inside is… interesting. I’ve fallen into a routine of working, learning, seeing and taking photos, exercising and relaxing. Regular things still need doing, like baking bread and remembering to put the milk bottles out. It’s not so bad, though I’m aware every day of how lucky I am. But I do miss taking photographs for people and businesses – its what I do and being without it is growing more difficult every week.
This body of work is partly meant to bring attention to a change in how we see the familiar things around us – having to remain for such an extended time in a smaller space – and how we now have to interact with others from a distance. I hope it speaks to you viewing it and maybe inspires you to look closer at the beauty in your own home.
In the meantime, stay home, stay healthy and protect yourselves and everyone else.
About the photographer
Paul Ligas is a professional commercial photographer based in Herefordshire, working across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the UK. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and connect on LinkedIn.