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First lockdown photoshoot

By nellacphoto  
This is a significant photo for me

Taken a couple of weeks ago after I had been missing seeing people on the other side of my lens for almost 3 months

Between November last year and the start of lockdown, I had been working as a volunteer photographer for a registered charity Remember My Baby www.remembermybaby.org.uk
I discovered them by chance at a photography roadshow in October

Needless to say this is one of the hardest things I have ever done

Of course everything stopped in late February as hospitals were not the place to be visiting

Some of the volunteer photographers had been doing some doorstep family photography to raise money for the charity, and I thought this would be a good idea. I put flyers through the doors of the 40 houses on our cul-de-sac and got a response of one! Our next-door neighbours.
So rather than socially distanced outside their front door, we did the shoot socially distanced over the garden fence!
A very sunny day with lots of highlights and shadows to fight with.

I had suggested a ‚£10 donation to RMB, directly through the RMB website
My kind neighbours donated ‚£30

The next day I had a phone call from an elderly gentleman from the other end of the close, who I didn't know
He said he didn't want any photos but could he donate anyway?
I was very touched when he put a ‚£10 note and a lovely hand-written message through my door the next morning

There are some nice people out there

Colin Smile



Tags: Charity Family portrait Portraits and people remember my baby

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Comments


24 Jun 2020 7:30AM
Brilliant write up to accompany this delightful image, Colin. The blue and white reminds me of Greece.
I'm sure they were more than pleased with your kind gesture and picture as, no doubt, others were. There's some kind
tog's out there.Smile

And thanks for the great comment this morning, it brought a very big smile to my face. Wink

JohnSmile
24 Jun 2020 7:31AM
Well done, Colin. Plus a lovely photo.
Mike
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
24 Jun 2020 8:30AM
This is inspiring in many ways, Colin.

That you and others do work for the charity.

That people are inventive and find new things to do when the usual ones aren't possible.

That our own communities are diverse and beautiful.

And that people interacting at a local level are moved by humanity rather than dog whistle slogans.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Jun 2020 8:59AM
Certainly s very good way of making friends in your community 😁
24 Jun 2020 1:36PM
Clicked on the link - full marks to you for volunteering for that, no doubt it is a very hard thing to do.
Andrew
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
24 Jun 2020 1:50PM
A lovely story to read. And a lovely picture of your neighbours. They must be very pleased with it. And look at the good that came from this. There really is wonderful people in this world.
24 Jun 2020 3:07PM
In every sense very cheering, reassuring ... and, as is so often the case, what John said ... and the others!
😀 😀 😀 😀 👍
24 Jun 2020 11:22PM
Thank you all for your very kind comments today

Colin Smile

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