Tales from a Covidian Landscape

These new images by photographer Nigel Dawson capture the eeriness of the Covid 19 landscape

ARTWORK: Nigel Dawson

The lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift, but what effect has this had on our sense of place and community? How will empty streets and distanced people feature in our memories of this time? What form of humanity will emerge from the fog?

These images by photographer Nigel Dawson, from a film entitled ‘Tales From a Covidian Landscape’, capture the eeriness of the Covid 19 urban landscape, shuttered and empty, where figures drift like ghosts we can see but not touch.

Nigel says: “They were taken around Islington, Hackney and Hoxton, but the the underlying theme is desolation, change, and our ability to change to cataclysmic events.”

You can see the full set of images on the film below.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nigel Dawson is an artist and photographer based in Northamptonshire. His current work focusses on the urban landscape. Nigel’s previous work has featured on Unofficial Britain – you can view it here: Shadowlands: Light and Darkness on the Urban Edge.

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