Omofolarin Omolayole's quarantine in photos
See the lockdown in suburban Pennsylvania through photographer Omofolarin Omolayole's eyes.
At the beginning of the pandemic, photographer Omofolarin Omolayole was isolating with friends in his apartment in Brooklyn. "It was pretty eye-opening seeing how fast the virus took over NYC so f," he says. "I’m usually up and about running errands, shooting, going to class, and generally gallivanting around the city, so to have to be confined in one place was a new experience for me." For his submission, he began shooting the empty streets and subways of New York and the contrasts of the usually packed city, but eventually left Brooklyn and to isolate with his aunt in a suburb of Pennsylvania. "This has been so different for me and I've been bored out of my mind I've started shooting the environment, sunrise, sunset and everything in between." The lack of uncertainty has made him restless, but also given him a newfound appreciation of slower, quieter imagery. "The city boy in me always thought I wouldn’t enjoy photographing landscapes and inanimate objects, but I’ve realised that the lack of movement and animation can bring even more depth and meaning in the images I capture."
All images courtesy Omofolarin Omolayole