Photographer's doorstep pictures prove winner with residents and for NHS - The Leamington Observer

Photographer's doorstep pictures prove winner with residents and for NHS

Leamington Editorial 12th May, 2020 Updated: 12th May, 2020   0

A PHOTOGRAPHER has been snapping people on their doorstep during the pandemic in support of the NHS.

Rugby-based professional photographer Jodie Swain stops off to take socially-distanced pictures – which she calls ‘Front Gate Portraits’ – while out on her bike during her daily exercise.

In exchange all she asks for is a donation to Warwick-based NHS Charities Together, which supports and champions a range of NHS charities.

Jodie, who runs Blonde Shot Photography, explained: “I have been stopping off at family homes and capturing them outside their houses and through windows all within social distancing measures.

“Although it’s a challenging situation we find ourselves in at the moment, as a photographer I have heaps of time on my hands and want to give back to all those NHS workers that have gone above and beyond in this crisis.

“As someone that loves images I think it would be so lovely to have a keepsake for this key moment in history which people can one day show their future generations. That’s why I’m offering Front Gate Portraits.”

Jodie added the reaction by people had been fantastic, with many commenting it had proved a highlight of their lockdown.

The Front Gate Portraits had raised nearly £1,500 at the time of writing. Jodie had snapped 48 families at the time of writing and was hoping to have done 60 by the end of this week.

Visit for further details, or to donate to Jodie’s fund-raising.



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