It’s been more than 6 weeks of living in isolation. How do you deal with it and what are your strategies?

For someone like me who experiences an intense internal pressure of achieving, this time of living and working in isolation is surprisingly good for me. I found that I have much less anxiety and more time for exercise and planning. But it’s not easy to be isolated, there are so many other feelings that may be in play, like the increased feeling of being alone if you haven’t got anyone around you.

We’ve been very proactive about being in lock down making sure we do much more exercise and much less daily communing. It’s also an opportunity to have less distractions, so more time to focus on things that I seldom had found time for before. Like digging my photo archives, which I love!

Themes of isolation have been quite evident in my photographic work. Here are some photographs and isolation shots that particularly speak of the current situation that we all found ourselves in.

Photographs and Isolation Balancing Act Aldona Kmiec Photography Ballarat
Photographs and Isolation Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Photographs and Isolation Musicians Portraits Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat
From Heather Marsh Shiner cover photoshoot Photo: Aldona Kmiec
In the process of healing Finalist Ballarat Artist Photographer Chair of Nails Ballarat Convent Aldona Kmiec
In the process of healing
Photographs and Isolation Chair of Nails Ballarat Convent Aldona Kmiec art
“In the process of healing” exhibition Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Photographs and Isolation Dentist chair car park Archway London
Dentist chair found in a dirty car park  London 2008 Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Photographs and Isolation Empty Chairs Sydney Australia
Sydney Australia Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Hotel room Tokyo Japan red blurred air
Hotel room, Tokyo, 2008 Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat
Musician Heather Marsh Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec
Musician Heather Marsh Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat
Musician Heather Marsh Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Aldona Kmiec Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat
Heather Marsh Shiner
Shimbashi, Japan Photographs and Isolation
Shimbashi, Japan Photo: Aldona Kmiec 2008
GECO Activist
GECO (Goongerah Environment Centre) activist, East Gippsland 2018 Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Woman in a onesie suit laying down on a bridge above water Smoke and bush art australia
Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Australia Roadtrip Lake Toolondo Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Photo
An old dog near Lake Toolondo, Western Victoria Photo: Aldona Kmiec
deserted beach 90 Miles Beach Lakes Entrance beach flying seeweed
Deserted beach in Lakes Entrance Photo: Aldona Kmiec

 

A Man walking through a Moroccan desert Photo: Aldona Kmiec desert landscape
A Man walking through a Moroccan desert Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Australian Surfer Gold Coast Print Aldona Kmiec artist
Surfer, Gold Coast 2009 Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Midland Highway Art Prints Aldona Kmiec
Long exposure of a motorcyclist Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Sydney Art prints Sydney Opera House in the rain art print
Sydney Opera House Australia Photo: Aldona Kmiec 2011
A man on a wheelchair Klobuck, Poland Photo: Aldona Kmiec
A man on a wheelchair Klobuck, Poland Photo: Aldona Kmiec