Lockdown Dog Walking – Digital Image

covid19 dog walking digital image

Then & Now | Walkies – Digital Image

By Chris Page | Collection: Then & Now

Lockdown Dog Walking – Digital Image. Colour Photograph of a “Then & Now” scene of  Dog Walking on Whitstable High Street, in and out of Covid19 Lockdown. Part of the Lockdown Photographic Collection.

About this piece

2018 / 2020 – Whitstable – UK

“Life must go on, yes, but in the end — after the end — life was not important, just pictures on a screen, absorbing for as long as they lasted, causing us to weep and laugh, perhaps, but when the images are gone we step out blinking into the light.”

Stephen Volk, Whitstable

24th July 2018

I set up to capture a picture, a blink in time of Life and the Social Interaction of Whitstable High Street, with its movements of people, dogs and cars that all creates the vibe of the bustling street scene. With camera mounted on a tripod and black stop-down filter to kill the strong midday sun, creating a ghosting effect of anything that moved while retaining crisp detail of the static. The idea was to take the eye within the bustle towards the wall art of Her Royal Majesty taking the Corgis for walkies; this is not a Banksy, if you was to ask.

1st May 2020

I returned back to the same spot, but now with storm clouds rumberling about and deep in the Coronavirus Lockdown; the street has lost its vibe, lost its life and all has become flattened. No people, no dogs, no cars, no shadows, no need for a stop-down filter, there is no movement. Without her subjects even Her Royal Majesty now looks grey and lonely in her self-isolation on the wall.  Boots the Chemist has changed its window display from a colourful sun cream promotion to a subdued thank you to key workers message. The wet surfaces and stormy sky accentuated the oppressiveness of the national human story, which is Lockdown and Social Distancing in our local communities.

Oyster will remain in their beds

Whitstable is a traditional seaside town on the North Kent coast in the South-East of England. It is famous for its ‘Native Oysters’ which have been collected from beds beyond the low water mark since Roman times and still farmed today. This is celebrated at the annual Oyster Festival which takes place during the summer when the town is a popular tourist destination. In 2020 I fear that this event will not be taking place and the Oyster will remain in their beds!

Covid19 Lockdown Collection

During lockdown I have been living in Whitstable; photographs taken have been during my local daily exercise walk with two cameras strapped over shoulders looking to capture a moment from these strange times. This photograph is part of the Covid19 Lockdown Collection, see the others images that make up this interesting documentary collection.


Digital Images:

For screen use only – 72 dpi – 1000 x 1358 pixels – with white boarder.

Go to “Choose an Option” to select.


Explore and Discover other Covid19 Lockdown Photographs

This photograph is also available as:

Collectors Limited Edition Prints

Collectors Limited Edition Framed Prints

Premium Art Prints

Premium Framed Art Prints

Find out more about the Photographer: Chris Page

Also can be found at: www.openpage.studio

Find other Photographic Art in this Collection.

error: Content is protected !!