May 26, 2020
My day job is a teacher, however on March 23rd this temporarily came to an end. A job that requires personal interaction with peers and my students was removed. As an insulin dependent diabetic I am considered vulnerable as society deals with the grip of Covid-19. This has resulted in self-isolation away from my friends and family. Having been in lockdown for approximately six weeks, I have engaged in a repetitious daily lifestyle that has left me feeling enclosed and confined. Delivered in a chronological fashion over a one day period, the series of black and white images reflects my daily routine and the current state of my psyche.
I am inspired by self-portraiture photographers Francesca Woodman and Robert Mapplethorpe both of whom provide stark and vivid portrayals of their human condition.
By Carl Copeland