It’s been a while since I have made an article to share these photos that take dust on my hard drive. I decided to group them over a period of 2 months because the month of February was quite chaotic for me. I had a lumbago at the gym and I was inactive. Basically I dragged myself like a big rag between my job and my home. Apart from that, I was most often lying on my bed because the standing and even sitting position was quite painful. I reassure you right away, I have recovered my back for a few weeks and it is much better. What come out again to take photos ?
Well that was without counting the Covid-19 which is rampant everywhere. At the time of writing this blog, France is confined. Judging by the incivism of some we wonder if this is really the case … The images of Parisians ignoring the recommendations when going out in parks and other public places is scarry. Even here on Reunion Island, people have defied the prohibitions to go to the beach. “We risk nothing, look at the beaches are empty and we are all several tens of meters away …“. Yes indeed it is, but it is a very individualistic and selfish attitude. Even if it seems to me that documenting this troubled period that we are going through is interesting from a photographic point of view, I also remain worried for the next few months and if we do not have a little discipline towards the recommendations of the government, the virus is likely to do a lot of damage … Furthermore my parents are old and it is out of the question that I take any risk that could put their health at stake. Some will surely flood social networks with photos of quite surprising street of the current situation, but personally the game is not worth it. Journalists will already document this situation.
All that to say that, for a while, I would surely take more photos of my little family than complete strangers in the streets. I will have to dig into my old photos to present you some in the next blogs that I will share. I have the impression that this situation will last a little while … I leave you with a last What you haven’t seen which includes the few photos made during these first 2 months of the year.