These days in the UK, and specifically those since the 23rd March 2020, a seemingly simple word, lockdown, has accelerated into our vocabulary and consciousness. It now means a myriad of things to us – whether it means getting used to desolate town centres, restrictions on travel and movement or whether it refers to our feelings and reactions to this massive societal change, it’s clear it’s not going to fade from our lives for a while.
Mindful of extensive rules in the early stages of lockdown, some BDP photographers ventured out into Bolton’s town centre to see the impact of the changes on shops and businesses, while others took permitted daily exercise more locally. Here are some images from these urban lockdown excursions undertaken by the BDP team.
We’ve also taken our three lockdowns and restrictions on both contact and travel as an opportunity to appreciate our local area and the simple pleasures of a slower lifestyle.