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Whether the subject matter is good or bad, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Professional photographer Andy Thompson is hoping if he takes enough photos of people in his community, Port Chalmers, it will provide a complete picture of life under Covid-19 Level 4 and Level 3 restrictions for future generations to appreciate.
‘‘I wanted to record this historic time. This is unprecedented.
‘‘Covid-19 has had such a remarkable impact on all of us. Good, innovative, family, rejuvenating, bad, tough, sad, stressed are only some adjectives that may describe your situation.
‘‘The idea is to share the amazing people in our community and what they’re up to in their bubble during this time.
‘‘The photos are about telling people’s stories.’’
Mr Thompson said he was only photographing people within Port Chalmers, Sawyers Bay and Roseneath, because that was as far as he could cycle with heavy camera gear in his backpack.
He would continue to take photos under Level 3 because most people would be remaining in their bubbles.
Ultimately, he hoped to secure arts funding to turn the project into a book.