Marilena Vlachopoulou's photos of lockdown Glasgow

Glasgow-based photographer Marilena Vlachopoulou shares some of the work she created in response to lockdown

Feature by The Skinny | 31 Aug 2020
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“As a documentary photographer primarily working in music, I naturally went through that shocking feeling of loss and despair. Once I overcame my fear of leaving the house, I realised that it’s time I started a documentation of what Glasgow currently looks like. With a remaining couple of rolls of colour film I started warming up to what this body of work would grow to become.

"Being a film shooter, it dawned on me that there’s no better time to start developing at home than right now. I decided to stick to black-and-white in order to maintain that sense of timelessness. This photo diary is a collection of street scenes as well as portraits of strangers, friends and fellow creatives. It has also served as a way to stay connected with artists across Glasgow during this weird time.”

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