The Lockdown Lights project is about the visualisation of absence, longing and time. The first photographs were taken during the first lockdown period from March to May 2020. Later, the project gained an unexpected longevity. The photographs visualise the retreat into the domestic environment. They deal with light and shadow and with temporal changes. The light that falls from the outside into the inside receives special attention and significance. It becomes a substitute for so much that is missing. Reflections, light and shadow become the only guests. Changes in the otherwise familiar and everyday surroundings were perceived as special.
Stefanie Minzenmay is a photographer based in Neuss & Oldenburg, Germany.
Current publication: TSV_ZINE 004 / Hunting Shadows — now available