Lockdown Day 40, Edinburgh, Scotland

After more than six weeks, the dullness of lockdown is outweighing the novelty aspects of being home all the time. But I know that, looking back, this time will seem extraordinary. Here are some photos from yesterday - a Saturday - in Edinburgh city centre. Empty Streets Closed Doors Time standing still Other Signs of …

Glancing in the rearview mirror

I'm proud to say that I tidied and organised my bedroom last night, extremely thoroughly. An inevitable part of going through everything you own is coming across those things you have kept in your lifetime. I'm not a hoarder, so only really important things make the cut. My mum has always dismissed nostalgia as a …

On Feeling Lost

Who hasn't ever felt confused about their identity? In no situation do we question it more, than when we're away from home, travelling, on the road. At "home", we usually find ourselves slotted in somewhere, like the right piece in a puzzle. We don't tend to question our personal identity because we're operating as part …

Fernand Pelez

I discovered Fernand Pelez at the Petit Palais in Paris. He lived from the 18th of January 1843 to the 7th of August, 1913 and was French, with Spanish origins. Pelez was part of the naturalism movement in the 1880s. He used his art to portray scenes of street poverty, with an emphasis on street …