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Lockdown Portraits

The corona pandemic has held the world in an iron grip. Staying at home and feeling uncertainty during the lockdown has driven us into a continuous tug-of-war of feelings. Now it is kind of forgotten. It seems that no-one wants to hear anything more about COVID-19. But the forgotten aspect of the pandemic is mental health. Still the pandemic affects millions of people in different ways. My lockdown portraits show these roller coaster rides of emotions. The portraits bring out the diverse streams of thoughts. A nebulous, virus-like veil hovers over every face. The inside evolves to the outside.  I took photos of photographs from my existing portfolio in front of a self-made solution of water, oil and paint. This acts like a “live” filter on the portraits, which I change constantly while taking the photos.  

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