Together apart Lyttelton is a photographic visual arts project the subject of which spans the days from March 23-May 13 , during which New Zealand was in full lockdown.
The project was originally conceived while listening to news briefs running up to the period of full lockdown. It became apparent in those days proceeding confinement that our lives and those of everyone we knew in the world would be changing. Questions of priorities, finances, education, housing, and relationships were suddenly imbued with an urgency as an entire world prepared for the unknown. One thing that became very clear, and one of the few, was that this time would be a time that we would all share and that we would all view in the future with the weight of historic significance.
* The project would continue everyday, rain or shine, until the country moved to level 2 and I could legally portrait without significant barriers.
* All images would be taken within walking distance of my home.
* All images would be taken at a safe distance and through windows.
* The focus would begin with those I knew (and could thus reach) but would from there be governed by word of mouth. This ended in approximately 30% of the subjects being strangers.