How should we document this situation? Many photographers resort to creating work about life at home during the strange days we're experiencing. They portray the daily routines of their family, do a bit of macro photography in the garden or shoot the odd, empty streets during their food run.
Currently there's no lockdown in Hanoi, like in many other places. Still, our family, as many others, have chosen to limit our movements and social interactions. It's the sensible thing to do, given the circumstances. The consequence is that we feel like our lives are in a state of limbo: we're still free, but there's this undertow, a constant feeling of unease in our hearts and minds.
A few days ago, I took to the nightly streets again in my immediate neighborhood. Turns out I'm not one to document my family, the plants in our garden or the still-not-so-empty streets around the city... yet. Maybe that is still to come. But for now, the images in this post are the ones that resonate most with how I feel. And while I merely consider these to be rough drafts, unpolished and under-researched, I would like to share them.
Let's see where this path leads to next.