Saam Gabby taken from Debbie’s POV
“This project unfolded because my birthday was in the middle of the ongoing coronavirus quarantine, so I went out to see my friends at theirs,” says Saam.
“Not that I could go near them, of course. Instead, I went to each one’s home and photographed them from outside, looking in. I scheduled a time for each and asked that they stand at their window while I stood in their yards, or on their sidewalk, or across the street. If they lived in a high rise, I flew my drone to their window.
“What I captured was a peek at the life so many of us are currently living. An experience that is both personal and communal. Though we were physically separated by many meters and a pane of glass, the result is intimate. I find that since the lockdown I’ve been in a state of heightened gratitude, so deeply thankful for my friends, my family, my life. I hope I created a record of this moment to show that in this great global moment of shared vulnerability there is beauty and connection.”
7.15pm, West Hollywood – looking west at Santa Monica
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