When COVID-19 reared its ugly head in early March 2020, everyday life changed rapidly, particularly here in Melbourne. Restrictions would soon mean no more road trips for now. It is out on the road that I would normally take photographs, but this soon changed with lockdown. I would carry a camera with me on my permitted walks around inner-city Melbourne as well as photographing vignettes of life at home during a pandemic. These photographs I would put into a visual diary that I began to refer to as my Plague Journal, and making entries soon became an almost daily task. This constant filling up of page after page with my thoughts, observations and photographs proved a tonic, helping to keep me relatively sane during these trying times. I have self-published a book, The Plague Journals Volume I with Volume II in the works.

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