I’ve been wanting to document the absolute stillness that has come about the city, all cities, the feeling of seeing the strange ghost-like silent skyscrapers, the empty LRT platforms. Of hearing no conversations, laughter, car doors slamming, music.
A city’s people breathe life into the setting, and it’s an odd feeling to navigate around the empty corridors of urban concrete, barely encountering anyone. Places normally filled with activity and din, are being reclaimed by the birds. Retail display windows are papered over, the bright lights still welcoming but no one there to partake. It’s almost post-apocalyptic, staring up at the beautiful architecture that forms Calgarys’ skyline, but with no one in the offices.
As someone living downtown, it is strange indeed to go from the chaos of an average downtown evening- police choppers, taxi and Uber drop offs, horns, voices, music, sirens, planes passing overhead,..to near silence.
This is the photo essay I wrote for PhotoNews Magazine Canada- “A City Gone Silent”.
This is an important, historical time for humanity- and I wanted to document my little corner of the world. #covid19yyc #yyc2020 #yyc