WHY THIS SUBJECT?: I wanted to capture the effect the pandemic is having on people other than me. The extroverts of the world are longing for social interaction, or even to just go outside and enjoy the company of people other than their families.
STAYING INDOORS THOUGHTS: Shelter in place is both the same and different for everyone. Everyone is under the same orders, but each experience is different. Some are handling it okay, some are destroyed by it. There are different degrees of distraught among everyone, and sometimes that's hard to see just by looking at a photo of someone or talking to them every once and awhile. Many keep what they are feeling to themselves because they just don't know how to deal with it. There's no doubt that everyone wants this to be over, but it should be very clear that it can't end unless people comply with the shelter in place orders. It's difficult, but it has to be done.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE IMAGE: I decided to shoot through the window not only to maintain social distancing measures, but to capture the idea of being stuck indoors. If I had had my subject stand outside, I don't think the message would have come across as clear.
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