ーーHow has the spread of COVID-19 effect your lifestyle and creative activities?
Josh : My life is fuelled by coffee but in London at the moment all the coffee shops are shut because of the lockdown.
ーーDo you have anything you realized and want to keep in mind from now on going through this situation ?
Josh : Time is precious.
ーーHow are you preparing yourself mentally and physically towards the lockdown?
Josh : I make coffee at home now, but it’s not the same.
ーーIn light of your own activities, what kind of indoor creation is possible?
Josh : As a photographer you can shoot at home with people you live with. DIY style is cool and looks more authentic than work shot in a studio. For instance I live with a makeup artist so we are doing a Corona inspired series of face painted portraits.
ーーIf you have any recommendations or ideas on how to use online applications efficiently or any measures that one can take themselves, please share them with us.
Josh : There are so many social media and online platforms that people should just do self-initiated work and share it on those. Everyone is always needing content so if you can be creative whilst most people are sitting at home doing nothing you can take the initiative and get your work out there.
ーーDo you have anything you want to challenge yourself on?
Josh : Yes, to not waste time by doing nothing.
ーーAfter the coronavirus converges and the situation gets better, what would you like to do?
Josh : Get coffee when the shops reopen.
ーーDo you agree with the measures taken by the government? If not, what other measures would you recommend taking?
Josh : It is difficult to govern in such a unique situation when people tend to panic because of stories they read in the media rather than listening to experts.
For instance, a global anti-virus vaccination could have been developed years ago when we suffered previous pandemics such as SARS and MERS. However, once the media lose interest it makes the public lose interest and the research is dropped which means we have to start from the beginning with every new disease. We should now learn that new pandemics will happen in the future and the world must be better prepared for them.