I am very honored I had our quarantine story awarded by Inspiration Photographers this week, along with other wonderful stories of photographers from all over the world. I was even happier when I saw that I got the maximum grade! The photos were taken during the almost 4 months we spent at our home in London. It was a personal project to record our routines during those days.
When the quarantine started I had mixed feelings. On the one hand, all the uncertainties, fears and anxieties of this new and unknown scenario. I was also looking forward to returning to work gradually after maternity leave, but all plans ended up being left out.
On the other hand, being able to have my husband working from home made my days easier. Only those who spend all day taking care of children know how tiring it can be to do it alone. Even though he was working most of the time, knowing he was around made my day a lot easier.
With him at home and I could have a little breath and space, so I decided to do this project of documenting our daily lives. And it helped me a lot to keep feeling inspired and creative.
Of course, as time went by I got tired and slowed down. But taking these photos ended up helping me to reframe those moments. From tension we went to lightness and joy.
Looking at these photos helps me remember how nice it is to be with family and that our home can be the best place in this world despite all the messes. Because mess represent life. And my home is full of life and full of love, regardless how crazy is the world outside.
If you want to know more about my work, go to my page about my family photography in London.