I have just shot my first doortrait since the end of the last lockdown. Wooly hats and jumpers instead of shorts and T-shirts this time. And instead of the harsh glare of sunlight to contend with, it is now freezing subjects on the doorstep and lens condensation. But it was worthwhile thanks to more generousContinue reading “New year, new strain”
Author Archives: Andrew Sillett
How your money is being spent
“I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you for this thoughtful and very worthwhile initiative during these extraordinary times. It has been amazing to witness the kindness and generosity of spirit shown by individuals, local businesses and community groups over the last several weeks to Kingston Hospital and its staff, at what is clearly a very worrying and difficult timeContinue reading “How your money is being spent”
Young superheroes supporting the real ones in our hospitals. Lockdown can be tough for T-Rexes too.
No PPE = RIP
Abdul Gellaledin was an ambulance care assistant in Kingston, south-west London. His job was to take patients from their homes, and care and nursing homes, to hospital and back. His family reportedly said he had been worried about Covid-19 as his requests for any form of protective gear had been “refused by his employers.” TheContinue reading “No PPE = RIP”
Katy Jordan, is a photographer based in Winwick, Warrington: “Spring 2020….a season we will always remember. I have been documenting our time in ‘lockdown’ via images on my facebook page. I wanted to keep a diary to show my girls when they are older. The images have generated a huge amount of interest from clientsContinue reading “Warrington doortraits”
Victoria Bahadoor lives in Liverpool. She works part time at Manchester Children’s hospital as a paediatric Occupational Therapist. Her husband David is also key worker. In June she is leaving the NHS after 15 years to pursue a full time photography career and wanted to raise some money for the hospital as a parting giftContinue reading “Liverpool doortraits”
New life: lockdown babies
The fact that coronavirus largely spares the young is a mercy during this pandemic. One of the motivations for people donating to their local hospital is that their children were born there.
People often say Londoners don’t know their neighbours. That’s certainly not been my experience in the SW of the capital. Sometimes several families on one street are taking part in the fundraiser as word of mouth spreads. This family had just moved to England from Austin, TX as the lockdown was imposed (“Bad timing!”)
Doortraits: the movie!
A big thanks to Andy Fairgreve at http://www.primavista.co.uk/ for producing this for the cause. (And hopefully the last time I ever have to appear on the wrong side of a lens!)
Why the project was launched
The nurse whose emotional response to Clap For Our Carers inspired me to launch the doortraits4NHS project has contacted me: “Hi Andy… Hope you are well and taking care of yourself. I’ll like to thank you for your work and support by sharing your amazing shots with the country and our community. We’re so gladContinue reading “Why the project was launched”