So the quarantine messed up the whole world. It’s no different for us, we can’t shoot, period. So it has been impossible to produce new images. Instead I’ve been working on old images from my archives. I’ve been doing a bit of compositing as well as you can see in the images in the art section of the website.
These images are however limited in number, I mean the reason they’ve ended up the archives is because I felt they weren’t the best images at the time, hence they were archived.
Covid-19 has changed the whole world as we know it. It remains to be seen how things are going to turn out. It’s weird going this long without even being able to go to my studio. I guess that is the period were in, we just have to make the best of it by acquiring new skills and knowledge in the mean time.
I think coming out of the quarantine an improved person will be the ideal although it won’t be easy. Psychologically the isolation has taken its toll on everyone. We need to all keep in contact with our loved ones and take care of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Be it through video conference calls with family members, friends, praying, meditating, exercising, whatever helps. Just do it. Be kind to yourself.
This period has put a great deal of things into perspective for me and a lot of us in general. I’m sure we all value our freedom a lot more; the importance of our health care institutions can’t be overstated as opposed to entertainment in general, such as sports in general which has been nonexistent. As we deal with more important things. It has also brought a lot of us together albeit online. We all need each other at this point for comfort and company. For parents who are away from their children, I feel you please stay strong.
On a brighter note various countries have started easing lock-downs thankfully and things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. We are however a long way off what used to be normal if we’ll ever get back to that. But at least it is progress.
For those that have lost loved ones, please accept our condolences. For the rest of us stay safe, where your face masks, wash your hands regularly (for 20 seconds) and maintain social distancing especially in public spaces.