Turning a Negative Into a Positive

COVID-19 Lockdown, 2020 edition


The lockdown lifestyle is normal for most artists. Having little to no money means no outings to restaurants, baseball games, concerts and the list just goes on; it also means learning to improvise with what is given, although I still can't find more than 2 uses for a paperclip.

Photographers always have to make the best out of difficult situations: in the field battling unstable weather, in the studio dealing with wonky technology/busted equipment, in the darkroom having to improvise with low/spoiled chemical supplies or turning a damaged negative into a work of art. And most times doing so with a grumbling tummy.

Being forced to stay home because of COVID-19 gave me a chance to do things I always wanted to do, but never had the time - like refine my photography project concepts, embroidery, writing and reading a pile of books. The restriction from being stuck in a room also gave birth to A Photographer's Tale, which is me rambling about the challenges and joys of analogue photography.

take care of yourself,

♥️ Christina