How do you quarantine?

September 14, 2020

Or better yet (to me at least), how do you capture life in quarantine?  How do you document life in this weird and difficult year that is 2020? I picked up my camera from the get-go and have shot as much as I could, partly as a creative outlet, partly as therapy, partly for posterity.  I want to remember how it felt, that it was hard, but we made it through.  As part of my documentation, I did some limited porch sessions for donations to Shatterproof.org.  I was glad to have photos for me and for my community as well.  The year isn't over of course and who knows what will come next, but we're making it.  Do the next thing, hold on to hope.  We got this, y'all.  
CandaceChaney.quarantine1CandaceChaney.quarantine1Karen Degenhart messaging her sister, conveying her shock about schools being suddenly shut down due to the coronavirus all across Louisiana on March 13, 2020. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com CandaceChaney.quarantine2CandaceChaney.quarantine2Plans for March totally discarded after everything shuts down in Louisiana. Calendar trashed on March 15, 2020. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com CandaceChaney.quarantine3CandaceChaney.quarantine3In Shreveport, Louisiana on March 28, 2020, Asher Chaney, age 9, rides his bike past parked cars in his driveway. Bicycle wheels move more than cars in the weeks that followed total shut down of activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. CandaceChaney.quarantine4CandaceChaney.quarantine4On March 26, 2020, Asher Chaney, age 9, celebrates his friends birthday in the parking lot in Shreveport, Louisiana. The coronavirus pandemic keeps the kids in their cars, waving and cheering from afar. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com CandaceChaney.quarantine5CandaceChaney.quarantine5On April 19, 2020, I made a self portrait. I’m a mother of three, trying to find some peace and quiet after weeks of sheltering in place in Shreveport, Louisiana due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com CandaceChaney.quarantine6CandaceChaney.quarantine6Parks shut down across the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, and here on April 17, 2020, at East Kings Park in Shreveport, Louisiana, ducks gather in seeming defiance of any order. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com CandaceChaney.quarantine9CandaceChaney.quarantine9With everything closed in Shreveport, Louisiana, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a garage workout looks a little bit lonely. April 22, 2020. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com
CandaceChaney.quarantine8CandaceChaney.quarantine8On March 30, 202, Pierremont Mall in Shreveport, Louisiana remains shuts down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but spring still comes and blooms still open. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com
coronavirus, pandemic, Covid-19, Shreveport, Shreveport photographerShrevePorchFamilies all around Shreveport, Louisiana adjust to the stay at home order issued in March of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com
CandaceChaney.quarantine10CandaceChaney.quarantine10Yard signs on Southfield Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana indicate appreciation and support for essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic on April 17, 2020. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com
CandaceChaney.quarantine7CandaceChaney.quarantine7School buses sit in a holding pattern at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 19, 2020 after schools are shut down across the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Candace Chaney | www.candacechaneyphotography.com