Where the Light Comes In

I spent two weeks in self-isolation at the beginning of lockdown in 2020. With only light for company, I watched time pass in where the shadows fell and photographed it. I compiled this into a publication, drawing inspiration from artists such as James Nizam, Nikolai Howalt, and Rinko Kawachi. 

 

The end result is A4 in size. I chose this familiar rectangular shape to emulate the four walls within which I was confined. The project title was inspired by the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s Anthem:

“there is a crack in everything

that’s where the light comes in”.

My mother played it often in that time, which drowned out the noise of the sirens. I had had to move home, down the road from King's College Hospital.

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Photography and layout design by Nina Klaff