During the Covid-19 pandemic we found ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when our body temperature had assumed a new set of implications: we were/are all potential carriers and spreaders of the virus. The world as we had known it had instead become a strange and unsettling series of lockdowns, restrictions and new routines involuntarily placed on our everyday lives. Although we are currently not living in the mist of the restrictions endured at the height of the pandemic, Covid hasn't disappeared, it still lingers, may mutate, and visit us again. These images made during 2020 remind us of this strange and disrupted time and how it impacted on us.

 

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During the Covid-19 pandemic we found ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when our body temperature had assumed a new set of implications: we were/are all potential carriers and spreaders of the virus. The world as we had known it had instead become a strange and unsettling series of lockdowns, restrictions and new routines involuntarily placed on our everyday lives. Although we are currently not living in the mist of the restrictions endured at the height of the pandemic, Covid hasn’t disappeared, it still lingers, may mutate, and visit us again. These images made during 2020 remind us of this strange and disrupted time and how it impacted on us.

 

 

London - June 26, 2020: We find ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when body temperature has assumed a new set of implications: we’re all potential carriers and spreaders of Covid-19. As part of a conceptual series of images shot on assignment, I used a thermal camera to examine what daily life currently looks like with restrictions placed on ordinary events and new routines becoming our everyday. Here, Londoners relax while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic in Greenwich Park, south London, with the National Maritime Museum and towers of Canary Wharf on the city skyline.

London - 30th June 2020: We find ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when body temperature has assumed a new set of implications: we’re all potential carriers and spreaders of Covid-19. As part of a conceptual series of images shot on assignment, I used a thermal camera to examine what daily life currently looks like with restrictions placed on ordinary events and new routines becoming our everyday. Here, a pupil at L’Ecole de Battersea - an English-French bilingual preparatory school in South London - has their temperature checked by a member of staff as they enter the school. Since reopening at the start of June the school has been seeking solutions to lower the risk of transmission between staff and pupils and have implemented a range of measures, including installation of IQ air purifiers with HEPA filters, which remove PM2.5 particles containing bacteria and viruses. Fogging machines, which use Hypochlorous acid to decontaminate the school, are also used throughout the building. This has resulted in no reported cases of COVID-19 at the school during the pandemic so far.

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London - 29th June 2020: We find ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when body temperature has assumed a new set of implications: we’re all potential carriers and spreaders of Covid-19. As part of a conceptual series of images shot on assignment, I used a thermal camera to examine what daily life currently looks like with restrictions placed on ordinary events and new routines becoming our everyday. Here a member of staff from the Vaccine Institute, St George’s, University of London & St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, injects a participant with the trial COVID-19 human vaccine as part of the University of Oxford COVID-19 UK wide vaccine trial. The blue around the injection site shows the vaccine starting to disperse into the body.

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London - June 29, 2020: We find ourselves unexpectedly living in an age when body temperature has assumed a new set of implications: we’re all potential carriers and spreaders of Covid-19. As part of a conceptual series of images shot on assignment, I used a thermal camera to examine what daily life currently looks like with restrictions placed on ordinary events and new routines becoming our everyday. Here a lone person walks through the Barbican Estate, during the Covid_19 pandemic.