Over the past couple of months, I believe most of us could have related to the feeling of pure boredom, at least for a bit. British photographer Dawn Parsonage managed to capture boredom in her photos. In her project, Boring People, Dawn captured the pure essence of this emotion in a series of interesting, and often hilarious portraits. We chatted with Dawn about her project, the idea and the process behind it, and how she managed to make her subject sink into boredom for the sake of a photo.
I want to start by saying that if you or your family and friends are impacted by the current events of COVID-19, I send my sincerest condolences. The tragedy, pain and suffering that the world is going through is immensely saddening and should not be taken lightly, so we should all be taking the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread through social distancing.
Being stuck at home when you don’t want to be locked indoors just sucks. For photographers who can no longer head out to photograph their usual subjects, with not much to shoot at home (or is there?), boredom kicks in real fast. And for creatives, boredom can be the worst thing of all to have to live with. But it can be beaten!
Photo1x1 wants to help in the fight against boredom during these times, with a new video series – the goal of which, besides fighting boredom, is to allow as many people as possible to participate. It started a few days ago with some interesting tips for shooting everyday objects in creative ways, even if the only camera you have access to is a phone.