Portfolio - Projects

COVID Series

On March 5th, 2020 I was sent home from the office where I worked for almost 5 years.  I had no idea that in the coming weeks, I would lose my job and never set foot in that office again.  Like most people on the planet, my world shrank. For the next 20 months I walked hundreds of laps around my neighborhood. The mundane took on an ominous tone and suddenly everything seemed lonely. The stillness and general quiet of those first few months was at times both comforting and claustrophobic.

The desk. March 05, 11 49 15 AM
The desk. March 05, 11 49 15 AM

At first it seemed like a joke: a bottle of Purell ended up on all our desks.

press to zoom
Office snacks
Office snacks

The office started to drip with a dark sarcasm.

press to zoom
Leaving the office
Leaving the office

HR sent all of us home around at lunch. We didn't understand what was happening. I packed up everything important from my desk just in case.

press to zoom
Seattle Light Rail Station
Seattle Light Rail Station

This station is one of the main hubs for downtown Seattle. It was almost empty with a cold wind blowing through the tunnels.

press to zoom
Seward Park Mar 24, 2 11 41 PM
Seward Park Mar 24, 2 11 41 PM

The swing set looked like a crime scene.

press to zoom
The Tree Mar 24, 2 14 46 PM
The Tree Mar 24, 2 14 46 PM

Every year this cherry tree is a glowing beacon amidst the Seward Park amphitheater.

press to zoom
The Camper Mar 31, 12 30 20 PM
The Camper Mar 31, 12 30 20 PM

The city of Seattle temporarily suspended a parking enforcement law that made it illegal to keep a vehicle parked in one place for more than 72 hours. Junked RV's started to proliferate.

press to zoom
No mail today
No mail today

Online purchases occasionally showed up on time.

press to zoom
Look Down
Look Down

It's the first Spring in the pandemic and the flowers don't care about your quarantine. Neither do the birds. I sat in my yard every day and listened to the birds. No leaf blower, car or airplane noise pollution.

press to zoom
The Bike
The Bike

But where are the kids?

press to zoom
Abandoned house
Abandoned house

People were barred from working even in outdoor construction. An abandoned house sits waiting to be demolished in favor of a multi-million dollar modern box.

press to zoom
The Alley
The Alley

I wandered countless laps of my neighborhood alleys looking for something new every day.

press to zoom
The neighbors
The neighbors

The alley behind my house became a haven.

press to zoom
The Truck
The Truck

What happened to the driver? So many questions.

press to zoom
Bank Run
Bank Run

6 months earlier, if we walked into a bank like this we would have been arrested.

press to zoom
Easter Island in Columbia City, Seattle
Easter Island in Columbia City, Seattle

Grassy median. Easter Island comes to Seattle.

press to zoom
What are you staring at?
What are you staring at?

Everyday is now Halloween.

press to zoom
Barbie
Barbie

Barbie is seen hanging around during quarantine.

press to zoom
Boots
Boots

These boots were made for quarantining.

press to zoom
Ben
Ben

Just Ben.

press to zoom
Dolly
Dolly

Saddest doll ever.

press to zoom
Tool Kit
Tool Kit

Where are the tools?

press to zoom
Spiders are still allowed to dine out
Spiders are still allowed to dine out

Spiders gotta eat.

press to zoom
If Dexter Morgan ran a gym
If Dexter Morgan ran a gym

My local gym remains open with a few safety improvements.

press to zoom
1/1