Equinoctial days: A family in quarantine.
Set in the forty days surrounding the spring equinox of 2020, a period which coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic, this series depicts my family as they navigate time and emotions in quarantine.
Equinoctial days explores the repercussions of quarantine on family life, routines, relationships, health (mental and physical), resilience and resourcefulness. It highlights each person’s coping mechanisms and potential resourcefulness in the different ways they manage their lives, both as individuals and as a family unit.
Although set in quarantine, this project is about more than just quarantine: as anticipated, there is weariness, perseverance, frustration, shadows and so on; but light, nature, growth, hope and optimism also prevail.
The spring equinox (22 March in 2020), which centres on the first day of equal daylight and darkness hours, has traditionally been a time of hope. In content and tone, these photographs reflect a balance of darkness and light, of uncertainty and hope.