Photography Blog - York in Lockdown

May 10, 2020  •  3 Comments

These are strange times. 

Nearly every aspect of everybody's lives on this planet Earth have been challenged of late, whilst the human race takes steps to shield itself against Covid-19. My focus of this documentary blog - no weddings or sports photos here for once - is to capture a very small slice of that impact. I've photographed the city centre, where families shop, friends meet, and upon which so many livelihoods depend.

I am fortunate to live in beautiful York, UK, but the only part of the city I've seen for the past who-knows number of weeks now, is the streets surrounding my house, my regular dog-walking routes. This past VE-day, I took Laila (our black lab) a little further, into the city centre, along with my 35mm Fujifilm X-100T. 

I thought it worth capturing our city centre as it currently stands, to capture this moment for posterity.  It was a balmy bank holiday evening, the very kind of evening that would usually undoubtedly have seen the the pubs lively, the restaurants brimming, and the streets and riverside bustling.

Not so in 2020, the year the pandemic came.  

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Reaction Photography
Thanks Chris! And thanks for sharing Wendy, lovely to hear.
Wendy B(non-registered)
Beautiful photos . I love York , always have. It’s my go to place... I would go there as a child with both parents. Then with my children. Then me and my mum would go on a Friday whilst the kids were at school. Then I’d take my grown up children. Then me and my husband on a fortnightly basis. I went on my own just a week before lockdown to collect a parcel. Walk the walls and go for coffee. That was the first time I’d seen a shop closed due to the virus.. So glad I went as who knows when I’ll get the privilege again. Very close to my heart. Thank you for the insight to its silence.
Christopher Acton(non-registered)
Love the photos Chris
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