Life in the Covid Fog
We live in a fog induced by Covid, and our lives are in distress and significantly altered. Very little is normal right now. We turn on the news and listen to the reports of transmissions skyrocketing, and the death toll continues to rise at a horrific rate. The number of people who refuse to wear masks because they feel their rights as individuals justify their disregard for the recommendations of local and national health guidelines. Many of these same people had placed their trust in leaders who only cared for their votes and donations. Now, they have to watch as family members lie alone in hospitals trying to comprehend which decisions they made that brought them to these final lonely moments.
Stay safe, and please wear a mask for me, and I will wear one for you.
Copyright © 2020 Steven Edson
The camera works to document the external, but more importantly, magnifies the mysteries which exist within one’s self. How does emotion impact memory? How does ambiguity and POV change our perception of reality while the familiar slides into the unknown? Steve’s images begin to dissolve into a study about our solitary existence. His images reveal over and over the metaphorical fog that shrouds our experience. Not just an observer, Steve is present with us, describing but also raising questions about what we think we see. Steve thrives on creating fresh and authentic images experimenting with both his and the viewer’s perceptions while exploring the roads less travelled.