Earlier this year we held a Ross in Lockdown photographic competition and sadly, due to the pandemic, we still haven’t been able to hold a physical exhibition. Instead, each day in the run up to Christmas, we’re posting our shortlisted & winning entries again to remind us of the wonderful community spirit we have in Ross-on-Wye.
To kick off the countdown to Christmas – and with the second lockdown restrictions easing tomorrow – here’s Barbara Nash’s brilliant composition called ‘Lockdown Depression’ which won 2nd place in the ‘Home’ category. Asked about the inspiration behind the photo, Barbara told us: “I set this up myself – my idea was to depict someone who was so depressed that they could not be bothered to get dressed even though it is well after lunch, the wine, beer and the biscuits were her consolation. She is so paranoid about catching Covid that she wears a mask even indoors, but there is a glimmer of hope for her as she is looking at holidays in the paper. This person on the couch is me (but I am not really depressed).”
Christmas will be tough for a lot of people this year. If you know anyone who is self-isolating, lonely or who might like a friendly chat – please contact Ross Good Neighbours’ Helpline on 01989 313002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re here to help!