500 Square Feet of Isolation

My apartment on Hancock Street in Midtown Detroit was almost exactly 450 sqft. I moved out in October of 2020 as I neared closer to graduating from college, but while I lived there I entered into isolation as the first wave of COVID started to take hold. From March to May I isolated intensely, only leaving home to go grocery shopping or see my neighbor on their balcony. Photographing the protests in Detroit is what broke my isolation, but when I was not working, I was isolating. In this period of frequently infrequent isolation I decided to figure out film photography using my dads old Minolta Maxxum 7. I decided to focus on shooting the mundane and simple day to day life of my isolation on film. Photographing the objects and small scenes in my apartment helped me to relieve some of the cabin fever of seeing the same walls and windows day in and day out. Below are a series of photos, shot on Fuji Superia 400 with a Minolta Maxxum 7.

Published; October 31st, 2020

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