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The perils of isolation portraits

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Catriona, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Well, I went over to my 90 year old neighbours house, in a snow storm (!) to knock on their window and ask them to pose for me. Their coronavirus portraits for TW 2020.
    They are good sports and although I soon found out I should have taken a stool with me, I snapped a few just for fun. A bit surreal some of them, but I got my fresh air and probably frost bite too.

    For your amusement, I post them here.

    My wonderful 90 year olds.

    Oh! And one of me! Accidental. Roddy was there, honestly!

    ap mary 1.jpg

    and Head in the Clouds
    ap mary 2.jpg

    R minus body
    ap roddy 1.jpg

    and before I could stop him, he came to the door
    ap roddy 2.jpg

    and so that you know what I look like :)
    ap kate.jpg

    I will repeat the exercise sometime soon!
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  2. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    2 and 3 are wonderful! I just love them. And it's nice to see you in yoru colourful outdoor clothes too!
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thanks Kath! I know they are far from normal, but I quite liked the results. It will be a reminder of these days of confinement! Yes, I like colourful clothes. :)
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  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Yup love 2 and 3, and an important record of the time as well.
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Love the idea too, but don't get nicked for it. Down here that would not be classed as going for a normal walk.
  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I hear you. I do check up on them daily and they are just a few steps away. They are more vulnerable than me (I think) though I could be wrong there. It could be classed as the slightest ever detour on the way to shop (to see if they need anything).
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Though there is a guy in Brighton seems to be getting away with it, according to the Guardian.

    Twice as many of his pics in the dead-tree edition.
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I really don't see the problem. If you are on a walk for exercise, does that mean you can never stop walking? Can't look around you? Can't quickly snap a snap? That is my exercise after all.
    It needs documenting. Or is only the BBC permitted to do that? How about that guy standing in the street and dancing to music? I'm not breathing on anyone. I'm not coughing. I'm not in the line for ventilator revival, so sorry, I will probably do it again.
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  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the few on the guardian site yesterday.
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Acid test as always is how does it work if everyone does it? "But they wouldn't" not being a relevant response.
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    If everyone does it, there would be no-one behind the glass.
    Your question begs one from me. How could you spend years trying to persuade people that spending money they didn't have was for the greater good?

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