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”
Young superheroes supporting the real ones in our hospitals. Lockdown can be tough for T-Rexes too.
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”
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”
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!”)
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”