Isolating with you, Malichá (2020)
This project is a visual diary that captures triumphs and tribulations that my wife (who I fondly call Malichá) and I endured as a result of the extended self-isolation upon our abrupt return from the UK. COVID-19 to date has taken the lives of over 1 million people globally. In response to the global pandemic, Nigeria just like almost every country went into lockdown; restricting movement and economic activities within the country.
With the lockdown came a lot of emotional, mental, and financial stress but in the mix of it all, we were able to learn, understand each other and grow through the process.
COVID-19 has brought a whole heap of devastation and a complete shift to people's lifestyles and ways of living. Despite these unprecedented changes, there have also been positive accounts of families being brought closer together, innovations arising, and a general appreciation for life itself.
The need to find a safe place in the midst of these uncertainties and turmoil is something that is essential to everyone’s well being during such trying times, this is something that I aimed to capture through this project allowing viewers to experience certain struggles with me and yet find their release in something familiar to them.