As of 1-6-2020, I have completed the “Social Abstinance” series. As of that date the corona measures have been broadened and the street scene has also changed considerably. From Social Abstinance we have now gone to Social Distancing, a different picture. People are allowed on terraces again and small groups are allowed again.
The series clearly did evoke a certain sense of recognition. Most of the photos were taken on the street. I used the same technique to finish all the photos to get a uniform image. You can see the result below.
Whether I will do such a series again? Who knows, it shouldn’t become a habit. This one was fun to make but still, 79 days was quite a long time to spend on a subject and basically it wasn’t the most sociable subject either. Anyway, the period is documented and that’s what mattered to me.
The title photo is the true champion photo from this series. At the time of writing, it has been viewed 66,000 times on Flickr. In addition, several times on Instagram but I don’t know the quantity of that. Feel free to look around everywhere, I’m sure in a few years we’ll be saying “Oh yeah, remember?…”.