A Celebrity Photographer Documents This Strange Time We Are In
"I think that capturing people in this moment in time is something we'll want to look back on. Finding little bits of sunshine or sadness. There's just so much that we can't see behind people's masks right now. I'm a pretty smiley person and I feel like I have to do so much more...it's just cool to be around people again... I didn't realize I would be so emotional."
Kevin Scanlon, an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer who normally shoots celebrities (Cate Blanchett, Donald Glover and Neil Young, to name a few), spent three weekends documenting this strange time we're all trying to get through. His open call to photograph anyone — in a mask — who wanted to stop by brought out dozens of subjects.
"This project is helping me cope, you know?" Scanlon said. "I'm sort of trying to come to terms with how to read people by their eyes and only by their eyes, that's all we get now. Plus I get to see my friends again, who I haven't seen in a long time."
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