Three roads in NW6
A worldwide viral pandemic can really hurt your livelihood if it's taking photographs of other people.
No surprise that my photography bookings diary collapsed like a souffle in a cupboard on March 21, 2020 when the UK government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try and stop the spread of Covid-19.
Determined to carry on shooting I wondered who? And how? So I reached out to the people closest to me in the lockdown. Literally. The neighbours.
Like most inner London residents, I know many people but definitely not the neighbours. So why not knock on for a photo? These are unprecedented times and at least I was sure they'd be home.
Countless other photographers will rightly document this once-in-a-generation crisis with pictures of anxious people in strange queues, wearing masks and looking scared. Empty streets and mass graves.
Instead, I decided to capture the ordinary people around me in extraordinary times; those living on my road and the ones adjacent to it that run between Kilburn and West Hampstead in London, NW6.