I’ve kept Journals in many forms over the years, mainly on paper. But over the last 8 years it’s been photography that captures and follows the events of my life. So I have decided to use this web space to move my Journal online.
I don’t shoot every day, but most days there is something happening. I post to Flickr, have done since 2012, so there’s over 2,500 photos there too, and I add constantly. But this space is more personal, more varied, and includes photos that are less ‘polished’ than my Flickr photostream!
So let’s start the adventure with:
January – the year started full of hope and promise!
February – news of coronavirus begins to filter into our media
March – the world changed, and 2020 feels more like Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of the Plague Year”
April – month 2 and complete lock-down. Struggling to adjust.
May – month 3 of lock-down. New activity brings new energy; driving and painting.
June – month 4 of lock-down. We need places to walk, especially in summer!
July – month 5 of living with the virus, and a lifting of some restrictions!
August – month 6
September – month 7 and determined to take cameras to our favourite haunts.
October – month 8 and autumn arrives, along with the 2nd wave of COVID
November – month 9 and the first snow, and living with the ever more essential smartphone.
December – month 10 and Christmas celebrations are muted by both Brexit and a new variant of the virus. Can a vaccine light the way out of pandemic?