This project combines an image a day taken during the covid-19 crisis - either at our home or during some personal activity locally - with a mainstream news headline from that same morning. There is discordancy and often paradox between the headline and the photograph.

The first nine images are UK news running up to the crisis. Ingrid and I started self-isolation March 13. My first daily photograph is from Monday, March 16th when the UK imposed social distancing rules. Lockdown happened one week later. 

Every morning I have scanned the major newspaper and TV headlines, trying to choose those most representative and repeated across outlets. Sadly, headlines now tend to be more politicised by the media than at the beginning.

The recurrent landscape photograph is a view from my studio, taken at roughly the same time each day (with my morning coffee) and with similar camera settings. Other images are from daily walks in the neighbourhood.

The light and weather also tell part of the story, as an exercise in rephotography reflecting the routine of home-lockdown.

The work creates both an historical record and a discordant series for future audiences to ponder.

all images, video & content copyright © Mick Yates 2020

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