Photographer Hal Haines documents life in lockdown
As part of our new social series, ‘Beauty on the Inside’, the London-based member and photographer captured his new routine as an early riser
Wednesday 13 May, 2020
I have been isolating at my parents’ house, along with my boyfriend, grandparents and eight animals of differing shapes and sizes. I’m very lucky to have a garden here and spend a lot of my time, when I’m not in the studio or in front of my laptop, sitting in it. Momma (my Mum’s mum) has been here as well, every day, for seven weeks; planting, nurturing and cutting. It sure is looking lovely and the fresh mint has been a godsend.
There’s a flower farm behind my parents’ house, which I was shooting before the pandemic, coming down on the train every other weekend, and have continued to do so now I am here full time. It’s been great to have an ongoing photography project during lockdown, not to mention occasional flowers on the table. Zoe (from the farm) has been making up bunches and leaving them on the gate for families to take home on their daily walks – so thoughtful.
It’s a strange time. But every day, both on the internet and in real life, I see heartwarming examples of people coping, thriving in fact, and it’s answered my question – you just do. It’s brought out such strength and resilience within our community, the global community, and a togetherness we had perhaps lost in our day to day – even though we are further apart than ever before.'
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