Within a Bubble
Inspired by the events of the current COVID-19 pandemic, I began to photograph the emptiness of our neighborhood and how this condition has impacted our family’s life. The world we knew, our habits, our social life, all have changed in one day. We have found ourselves reclused into our homes with no contact with the outside world. Outside all was quiet, and while spring was approaching the only colors we could enjoy were within our home.
As everything moved to virtual spaces, we had to adjust ourselves to new routines: no school, working remotely from home and no physical contact with the outside world. We lost our freedom. We felt protected only inside our home, wearing masks or by practicing social distancing, feeling safe only within our bubbles. From here I started to photograph my family and our surroundings through a glass. The images try to represent our life as we imagined them from within a bubble, which is the only thing that may keep us safe.
Will this become our new normal?
Simone Brogini is a Photographer and an Architect native of Firenze Italy, where he lived for 30 years. He now lives with his family in Arlington, MA. He discovered photography at a young age when he started documenting the world around him through family trips mostly focusing on landscapes and cityscapes.
Simone graduated at the University of Florence earning a Master in Architecture. During these years, admiring the city of the Medici, his interest in photography and architecture blended together bringing Simone’s work to mostly focus on interior and exterior representation of buildings and cityscapes.
Simone’s passion for traveling has allowed him to build a travel portfolio that includes cityscapes, landscapes and wildlife. Portraiture photography and working with natural and artificial lights, is another aspect of his profession as a photographer.
To further develop his artistic view and improve his visual expression, Simone attended the Atelier 32 at the Griffin Museum of Photography.
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