A business photography assignment with Bath Life revealing how the city has adapted to life with Covid.
Along with many cities across the UK, lockdown hit Bath hard, with businesses and tourism brought to a halt.
With cancelled arts festivals, a pause to live music and social events severely curtailed, Bath has been quiet. With little to report, Bath Life has been out of print, as the city’s social scene ground to a halt.
But the green shoots of recovery are here and Bath Life relaunched after a five month break with a bumper edition in September. With a huge 13-page feature, you can read how businesses have adapted during these challenging times.
It was great to work with the team, supplying all the business photography for the feature. So what was the brief – to create a portfolio of images with a sense of realism, showing the city bouncing back with creativity and adapting to life with covid.
As I spoke to business owners around Bath, the overriding response was positive. There was a sense that life will be different, it won’t be easy but we will bounce back. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was working well, encouraging many to take their first steps into restaurants and bars again. A confidence boost we all needed.
One of the blessings was the good weather this summer. It’s allowed some businesses to expand onto the streets. The parks offered space to escape and reduced traffic made the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
I’ve enjoyed a quieter, cleaner, greener Bath. But for Bath to be at its best, we need the visitors and the creative scene back to its normal vibrant self.
Here’s a few photographs from the feature along with others I took. Or you can read the full feature – just jump to page 10!
If you’re interested in creating business photography that tells a story about your region, people or business, drop me a note and let’s have a chat.