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Shutdown is a view of Britain's capital city through the eye of a pandemic. A document of London's transformation during a period where global society is changing and adapting due to the most devastating social, political, and economic catastrophes in modern history. Throughout the ongoing nationwide government-enforced Covid-19 shutdowns, and easing of restrictions, my personal experiences have guided this work. By focussing on quieter moments and objects within London's communal spaces and interactions with members of his community, I have sought to explore the social and psychological adjustments my local area and broader London has undergone. The bulk of my images have been shot in Hackney, where I have lived for three years. This ongoing work has been circulated via social media since March 2020 and integral to the images' force.




































To limit the transmission of Covid-19 in public spaces, Hackney Council shuts various parks and stops the use of public recreational facilities. March 2020.










Newly established social-distancing measures. Hackney, London. March 2020.












Boris Johnson's "Stay at home" letter to the nation. Early May 2020 Boris Johnson's "Stay at home" letter to the nation. Early May 2020 Essential shopping at Ridley Road market. March 2020.





Newly established social-distancing measures. Hackney, London. March 2020.




















































































































Louise reads the hourly news updates about the Coronavirus in Early March. The first official Coronavirus deaths are confirmed in the U.K on the 6th March 2020.


































































































































































































































































































Temporary Morgue Facilities. Wanstead Flats, London. April 2020.

















































































































































Lockdown 3.0 in Hackney, London. February 2021."