Quarantined Photographer Shoots via FaceTime

Quarantined Photographer Shoots via FaceTime

While many photographers are using the lockdown to brush up on their skills or work on personal projects, this Condé Nast photographer found a creative alternative to producing full-fledged photoshoots with models. 

Alessio Albi is based in Italy, where the novel coronavirus has been hit the hardest and the population has been under lockdown for considerably longer than most. He's found a way to remain creative during the pandemic while still staying within the confines of his safe space by directing and photographing models via FaceTime. In an interview with PetaPixel, Albi says, "I've always felt a need to create, ever since I started shooting in 2011."

He continues, "I also want to try and communicate the importance of staying in contact even at a distance during this time, without thinking we are wasting time and trying to make good use of it."

I've also noticed other photographers popping up with FaceTime photoshoots. London-based photographer Thompson did a similar shoot with singer-songwriter L Devine before launching her URL Tour across several social media platforms. 

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How are you keeping your creative juices flowing while in quarantine? What are your thoughts on these "photoshoots" done via FaceTime? Sound off in the comments below and let us know! 

Lead image: cottonbro from Pexels

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Timothy Roper's picture

They still look like selfies, but maybe that's the point.