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Gloves, visor, mask. Manchester

By philtaylorphoto  
Since Manchester became the focus of media attention I have been supplying regular street scenes to the national media.
I've never been one to call myself a 'street photographer' the type who seeks out some crusty on a striped top playing a tin whistle, then turns it black and white. It's simply been an exercise in showing normal 2020 life in Manchester. Most folk don:t do unusual things like tow a wooden giraffe on a lead, it's just things like yesterday's woman in a red beret sanitising her hands after shopping.

Some pictures however reveal the fear (or need to protect themselves) have. I've seen people driving their own cars alone with masks and gloves on. This is one of them, as a woman wears gloves, mask and visor, sealed into her anorak hood navigates Market Street.

News photography is a funny old genre, you seem to have to do a lot of things passably well from macro to architecture. As to my recent venture into street photography, well I might go and do some of the rasta who plays drums... He's an interesting 'character'.

Tags: Photo journalism Manchester city centre Mobility scooter Coronavirus

Voters: mike9005, HobbitDave, woolybill1 and 8 more

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
23 Oct 2020 9:30AM
Probably a Covid Marshall! 😂
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
23 Oct 2020 11:44AM
As we all walk the tightrope between fear and stupidity...
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
25 Oct 2020 6:38AM
Between fear and stupidity! At the beginning I saw a man in the town centre in a millitary gasmask.

I know of a retired couple who wore masks and gloves to shop, and threw their clothes in the washer the moment they got bome.

I reckon having grown up with darkroom photography is a good thing. You are aware of how fixer contamination can remain on your fingers, so you develop an awareness of touching things.

I've been wearing one of those lycra tubes for street work, the aim of a mask for general use now seems to reduce how far your exhalation travels.

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