• Ruth Towell

Lockdown Reflections - Leanne

Updated: Jun 19

As we are standing on the turning point of the lockdown being eased in the UK, I decided to embark on a new portrait project. Capturing this moment in time, with reflections from individuals about this season and thoughts about how a post-lockdown world might look.

Each portrait is a window into an individual's life, shot through the window of their home capturing the invisible separation that lockdown brings.

This is Leanne, have a read of her story:

"I’m a communications specialist and I am sharing lockdown with my boyfriend, he has been working from home and will continue for the foreseeable future.

I was made redundant in February, not due to COVID-19, but this has made finding a job extremely hard. To make ends meet I took up a temporary job in a warehouse. The uncertainty of my career has had an impact on my confidence and how I see myself and I am left wondering what will happen with my future. 

Lockdown has bought some positives too, I have started to notice the small things throughout lockdown, finding new things to love and do at home. For me, reading in the garden has become one of my favourite things to do, something I wouldn’t have even bothered with before! 

After lockdown, I think the world will be better in a sense that the environment will be cleaner and respected more. I think people will consider others more and their feelings, I don’t think things will return to how they were and I'm hoping the world will be a better place for everyone. "

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If you are interested in taking part in this project and live in the Peterborough area, drop me an email: ruthtowellprojects@gmail.com

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