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Gedling photographers capture life in lockdown across borough with doorstep portraits

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Two Gedling photographers have been capturing unique images of life in lockdown across the borough.

Saul Morgan and Sue Simons run Trent House Studios in Gedling village, which provide wedding and portrait photography.

When the country went into lockdown and all gatherings were cancelled, the pair admit they were ‘left with with very little to do’.

So now, instead of capturing classic family portraits and weddings, the snappers have been inspired to let their work tell different stories during lockdown by taking pictures of people on their doorsteps.

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They journeyed around Gedling, Carlton, Arnold and Mapperley to capture the pictures, obeying social distancing rules at all times.

The business owners told Gedling Eye: “Just like for everyone else, our lives came to an abrupt and unexpected halt when we entered lockdown.

“Our beautiful studio on Main Road closed and our time became focussed on our clients, helping them to try and rearrange weddings, both here and abroad, our suppliers ceased trading leaving us with very little that we could actually do.

“We then started to notice that photographers up and down the country were out in their neighbourhoods, capturing friends and families on their doorsteps. After a brief discussion about whether this was the right thing to do we decided that as long as we followed the guidelines – why not!

“We put a few feelers out and after a few weeks worth of work, we are happy to share with you what we have been doing during this unprecedented, once in a lifetime (we hope) event.”

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The pair have now published all the photos on their Facebook page which can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/trenthousestudios/

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