A Collection of Lockdown Photographs by Chloe Bayliss

Creative Collections

Chloe Bayliss is an artist that you have read about at the Creative Collections section as she has written a short story for us as well. A girl of many talents she writes, photographs and studies history and creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire.

Attached is a collection of photos Chloe took over the British nationwide lockdown period using both a DSLR camera and an iPhone. She explains “I like to photograph nature because, while our lives were frozen during the lockdown, nature kept on living.”

The pink blossoms and dandelion were taken in Chloe’s garden in March, a couple of weeks into the official government lockdown, these photos were the start of the project as Chloe was bored and wanted to get back into an old hobby which she no longer had time for during studying.

 

“Bursts of Spring”

A cluster of blooming pink amongst a sea of green, photographed with no added filters in my garden.

“Bursts of Spring”

“Wish upon a dandelion”

Every little kid loves to pick up a dandelion and blow, scattering the seeds and making a wish. Pictured here is an untouched wish in the making, with added vintage filters to create a colourful aesthetic. 

“Wish upon a dandelion”

“Mothers roses”

Taken in my garden, they are my Mum’s favourite flower and can be spotted all over our garden. No added filters. 

“Mothers roses”

“Wise and forgotten”

Taken on the grounds of Wrest Park, an old country estate in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. The filter is ‘vivid warm’ for a darker aesthetic. 

“Wise and forgotten”

“A conversation with history”

As a history student I like to imagine what used to happen on old historical sites such as Wrest Park. Sit down, take a moment, and be a part of the history around you. The filter is ‘vivid warm’. 

“A conversation with history”

“Snapshot of the past”

I crouched behind a bush to get an angle which captured the carefully curated historically accurate Georgian flower garden with the well-preserved manor of Wrest Park. The filter is ‘vivid’. It was a cloudy day so this filter helped add more colour to the image. 

“Snapshot of the past”

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