This past Year has been an extremely difficult year difficult year for most people. We have endured a pandemic that has killed many thousands of people, it has restricted the freedoms of most of the popuation. A situation that whenever it seemed to get better, it very quickly became much worse. The impact on photographers has been quite significant. Studios closed, weddings and events cancelled, the abiity to earn taken away. The impact on students has been significant. No access to your university campus, Libraries, Studios all closed. The lack of contact with others in the same positionhas also impacted upon students. Zoom does not make up for having a chat face to face.
For me, as a portrait photographer it has been very difficult. In Wales there have been additional lockdowns to those imposed in England, as I live in a tourist area, these areas have been subject to a heavy police presence, and fines issued like confetti. So leaving the house was something of a challenge. Add to the problem of wanting to shoot constructed photography, where the image is entirely constructed, it has been a significant challenge.