Quarantine Close Up – Portraying during Coronavirus pandemic.
When this Coronavirus crisis started, one of the things I miss the most was the idea of not being able to take photographs.
I remember that thinking to not use my camera for an indefinite time wasn’t a nice feeling at all.
I lived my quarantine days the best I can, then I just realized something.
In this weird time the way we meet people changes.
Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp became the only instruments through which we can experience our friends and family.
Thanks to them we are able to feel less lonely.
How can I genuinely represent these relationships?
I thought to immortalize these months showing how we experience private relationships during the quarantine.
So I asked my friends to participate in this and their enthusiasm was vital to me.
I always set up a similar environment for every person I portrayed. Solid color background and the computer screen well visible.
In this way, I can obtain the same effect.
The depth between two different backgrounds, emphasizes, now more than ever, how the technological means destroys defined walls of our quarantine.
The virtual space, usually seen as an enemy to a genuine relationship, is now a real and essential meeting place to survive the isolation.