Have your photo taken for posterity

Images above: The Coming Storm, 2013; Julia Fullerton-Batten

Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten has started a new project documenting Covid-19. An internationally recognised fine-art photographer, Julia lives in Bedford Park and what she proposes takes very little time and no face to face contact.

“I have received several requests recently for images documenting the reaction in and around my home to the COVID 19 pandemic, illustrating the community spirit that is helping us all cope with the situation. I have thought of a very simple but powerful idea involving your cooperation if you are willing. I would love to photograph you standing at the window in the front room of your home, either individually or as a group”.

The session, she reckons, will take at the most about ten minutes and involve a few gestures and actions.

“I would photograph at each home in turn in the evening at the same time. I feel it would be a great idea for the time to be around eight o’clock to encompass the hopefully now daily tribute to our NHS and care workers. The images could be used around the world to illustrate our local solidarity to the crisis”.

Julia often has commissions from magazines and shows her work in galleries around the world.

“As well as print and online magazines in the UK who have approached me, I have also had a request from the International Center of Photography in New York. Possibly, when all this is over, I can create an exhibition in Chiswick of it all”.

She’s like to know what you think of the idea, whether you have questions or reservations and, most of all, whether you are willing to take part. I asked her if everyone had to be as good looking as the woman in the photograph above, posing at her window. The answer was: “men, women, kids of any age, size and ethnicity.”

Contact Julia at: julia@juliafb.com

See her work here: www.juliafullerton-batten.com

Julia has taken part in two of The Chiswick Calendar’s Chiswick Through the Camera Lens exhibitions (and was to have taken part in the one which was meant to be on right now, at the Clayton hotel, closed until further notice).

Read more stories on The Chiswick Calendar

See also: Profile of Julia Fullerton-Batten

See also: Chiswick Through the Camera Lens 2019