Lockdown inspired me to experiment by incorporating my own pandemic-inspired writing into two staged self-portrait photographs. In these pieces, I address time slowing down and how this altered tempo can intensify our outlook. A Photo I Forgot To Take, recounts a minute domestic moment in which I swat a mosquito after it has bitten me and my delayed irritation of not photographing the result. This may infer that when we have more time to observe, miniscule events can assume an overstated significance.
Camping In Wales suggests an exaggerated slow pace as seen through the eyes of a restless child on a dreary camping holiday. Recently, many of us have been also surviving in uninteresting "campsites", resorting to the basics with the removal of our everyday social distractions.