April 29, 2020

Are We Bored Yet?

Morgan Shaw, 22

Lockdown has created a new reality for all of us, and it can be hard to determine whether that is positive or negative. Sure, there’s more time for sunbathing, more time for family and more time for an afternoon drink. It is almost like a perfect 50s sitcom where traditional values have become foremost and the meaningless modern obsessions have taken a backseat. In the midst of all that free time, we can forget the time we are losing and the realities of a global pandemic. My photographs aim to blur the lines between a high fashion campaign and the extreme boredom of house arrest. It remains ambiguous whether they depict an expensive brand’s new clothing launch or a disillusioned housewife dwindling away the sunny hours of the afternoon with her son. This series aims to portray a campy, surreal outlook on one family’s reality in the confines of their home. With no real need to know what day of the week it is, our whole perception of time and our place in history has become distorted. What may appear as stale fun in the sun could be a cry out for some form of normality to rule once again.

Lawn Clippings, 2020