I’ve been thinking about ways ways I can support our key workers - and about things people may need the other side of this.
It occurred to me that many key workers are going to have spent a huge amount of this intense period away from their loved ones, and that some life landmarks are going to have passed uncelebrated.
So I want to extend and offer to key workers, NHS staff, post people, carers, teachers, grocery shop workers, chemists, undertakers… the people who have not had the opportunity to stay home and kept the world turning for the rest of us: I would like to offer you my photography services for something of your choosing. It might be a wedding you were forced to rearrange, a newborn baby shoot, a meeting your new nephew for the first time shoot, some time with your family in a park when are finally able to, it might be just you, and you want some photos of yourself to reconnect with who you are and how you see yourself, the options are only limited by your needs.
I am going to do as many of these as I can, for as long as I can. I think this period has only served to emphasise to people how much capturing memories is important to us all, and I want to be able to help in any way I can.
I have also teamed up with an old school pal Holly Winter Couture who is offering bridal wear samples to borrow for people who have had to postpone their weddings due to coronavirus.
Chances are, people who need this most are going to be too busy to read this right now, so if you know a key worker who may benefit from this, I would ask you to please hold on to this message, and remember to send it to them when they have had a moment to pause the other side of all of this.
If you would like to help support me doing this (or help pay for some of the travel!), you can buy me a cuppa: www.ko-fi.com/heardinlondon