Public life has come to a total standstill on the Streets of Nuremberg. Bavarian state authorities have issued a 24/7 curfew for the next two weeks. We can leave our homes only to go to work (if we have a pass from our employer), to seek medical assistance or to buy groceries. Single persons (or people living in one household) can also go for a walk outside. Only grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and places selling take-out food are open. When things got bad in China and the government locked up 15 million people in Wuhan, we all said that would be impossible to do in our western democracies. Four weeks later we know better. Crazy world. Amazingly, the majority of the affected population is fully supportive of the measure. Including me.
Not that life has changed much with the curfew, at least not for us. The Significant Other and I have been working from home already for the past two weeks. At least for now, the job that pays the bills is business as usual. The workload is the same, we have full schedules. As we don’t have small children running all around us (all kindergardens, schools and universities are closed as well), we can work pretty much unobstructed, and the digital working environment of our company is holding up well so far. The biggest inconvenience is that there is no cafeteria we can walk over to for a quick lunch, so we have to accommodate cooking us a decent meal.
Although theoretically I could go for a walk with my camera, right now I don’t feel like shooting the empty streets. I’m thinking to do some macro-photography or playing around with my studio strobes. Or do some posts about past travels. Now that traveling has come to a standstill for practically everyone, I like the idea of doing virtual travels via our blogs and Instagram accounts. Let’s revisit some old photographs and do some posts about it.
If you are locked up due to Covid-19, how are you spending your days creatively? It’s important to stay interested and to avoid a personal standstill. Photography is a great tool to stay upbeat!
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You all stay healthy and keep the faith!