In the lights of Heathcote Valley Streets

2020
A COVID-19 diary juggling
fable with fabulous
in 25 images



In the lights of Heathcote Valley Streets


2020

A COVID-19 diary juggling
fable with fabulous
in 25 images




I dedicate this series of fantasies to my daughter, who at her three and a half years, put up with me and harassed me with a thousand fruitful interruptions. I also dedicate it to her mother, who let me build a “big garage” in the middle of the house. In one of my daughter’s favourite interruptions, she said to me “You are not a child because you work too much!”. For a moment I thought she was right… In fact no, these images are my play, a journey back to the time when, as a child, everything was possible… And this is my effort, to turn The Valley into a playground for our memories.

In late 2019 a New Zealand Circus called Zirka Circus established their great tent in Ferrymead for a couple of weeks, and of course we all went to see their show. I found myself taking hundreds of shots, fascinated by their frozen motion performance. During the Lockdown in March and April 2020 I started taking photos around Heathcote Valley during our evening walks, and combined the images afterwords.

A full color version of this series can be seen here.

Enjoy!











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