Empty London streets during the Covid19 lockdown
We were warned by many scientists that this kind of flu will come, but we didn’t know when. So it’s 2020 and we are all facing it now. The Covid19. The government is looking for a best solutions to slow the spread of the virus. Flights have been cancelled, panic buying causing shop shelves to be empty. Pubs, gyms and restaurants has been closed too. You have to stay at home, you can’t go and see your family or friends. What’s next? Nobody knows as we don’t know the Covid19 Virus itself.
We were allowed to go out for an hour every day to exercise, so I took the opportunity to cycle a little bit with my camera and take some pictures around Central London, Shoreditch and Old Street. I want to share some images from London Lockdown with you all. It would be a mix of Fuji x100s and iPhone images. I decided to edit everything in black and white. I always link colour images to happiness, but there is nothing happy about the current situation.
For the time being (22nd of March 2020), I can still go out and shoot a bit. I’m trying to avoid people as much as I can, but that’s easy. The streets of London are empty! This could be a great time to re-think our life, priorities and think about our future. A time to call your family and friends you may not have spoken to for a long time? Stay safe!
24th of March
First day of the lock down announced by Boris Johnson yesterday evening. I’m preparing for a complete lock down very soon, but today I jumped on my pushbike and I went for a quick spin around London. Not far from home to be honest, but just to see what’s going down the road. The roads where empty, some people here and there as usual, but nothing to compare with a normal working day in Central London. Covid19 is changing everything.
25th of March 2020
Self-isolation. I don’t want to take a risk, nor to spread the virus if I have it. So I have decided to stay at home. Likely with a balcony facing a garden I somehow feel lucky. If I decide to go to my local shop I will take my camera with me, who knows what I may witness.
Stay safe people, look after yourself, your families and your friends!
31st of March 2020
I have been sitting at home for the last few days and I didn’t go anywhere. My ASDA shopping has been delivered, so there was no need for me to go out. But I have been watching what is going on out there. I woke up today thinking “should I go out or not? shoot a bit or just watch Netflix?”. Well I went out. I took my bicycle for an hour spin around Central London. I have never seen empty streets like today!
16th of May 2020
We are getting back to life slowly, however we all know that the virus may stay with us forever. There will be a lot of changes how we live our daily life. Shops, pubs, clinics, workplaces have to adjust to the new rules.