‘Area Closed’ features a series of 35mm in-camera double-exposed negatives, with digital colour adjustment. The series documents the fenced-off parks and playgrounds, restricted areas, wrapped outdoor gym equipment and overgrown public spaces as a result of the strict Lockdown regulations during the 2020 and 2021 Corona Virus Pandemic.
At the heights of the pandemic, London’s councils encourage social distancing by restricting access to communal outdoor areas. A physical enforcement of the daily limitations we now face and a reminder of the basic freedoms that had been taken for granted before March 2020.
The project was featured in Babi Punk magazine.