It's been mentioned quite often in various articles published during the quarantine: If you don't feel like doing anything productive, don't force yourself. There's so much going on in the world, so prioritize taking care of yourself first. It's a sensible advice most especially for creatives who are pressured to take up a new craft or start a new project. But for Amelia Serena Cordova Polys (aka @amelia37blue), creativity just happened naturally.
"I took these photos after what felt like a 2 month long anxiety attack that started a couple days before lockdown. So much worrying about the world! At first I was way too anxious (and busy!) to do anything creative, but then one week my daughter had an art assignment for school (which she was attending “virtually” from home) that involved recreating and photographing a famous portrait."
"She chose a portrait of Frida Kahlo and I got really into that project and it felt good to push some of the worry aside and make something other than another batch of stress-cookies. That photo project sparked me to start capturing some of the little moments happening everyday at home."
"Lockdown has been a little rough - working full time from home and having two kids in (home)school while the world is literally on fire kind of feels like you’re constantly failing someone at all times. But holy crap we’re lucky that I’m able to work from home and don’t have to worry about where our next meal is coming from. Finding time for creative projects has been the key to remaining sane. We don’t go out very much so “use what you have” has been a fun challenge!"
"Lately we’ve been exploring local hiking spots that we’ve never been too, like the old industrial waste site seen in a lot of these photos. I guess we’ve been learning how to keep things fun within the confines of our home and our town."
Thank you, Amelia, for sharing your quarantine photos with us. See more of her photos on her LomoHome!