Portraits From Six Feet: Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Portraits From Six Feet is a personal project I started in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to help fill the emotional and creative void left during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. I decided to interview and photographed strangers, neighbors and friends going about their daily lives, all from a "social distancing" space of about six feet. Just before taking their portraits, I'd ask everyone the same question; "how are you feeling today?".
I began taking pictures in March of 2020 and during the first few months of our mandated lockdown in Seattle and Washington State. All the images were made during long, daily walks in my Seattle neighborhood. Creating this body of work wasn't easy, but it has shown me how being collectively vulnerable can offer unique insights into what shapes a community.