Quarantine Photography

A Photographer’s Hilarious Photos of Being Stuck in Quarantine with Ex-Wife and Mother. When I read that title, I absolutely wanted to take a peek. I think this is a great article and series of images to start the semester on, since we’re still stuck at home, taking online classes. For photographers, I think this shut in can be especially painful, as so many tend to walk outside their home for inspiration. What I love about this is how it shows how creativity comes from within, not from an exotic location.

Article by Phil Mistry. Neil Kramer has spent close to a year quarantining with his ex-wife and mother in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom Queens, New York City rent-controlled compact apartment. This has produced a sitcom of chaotically humorous photographs that are actually based on real-life situations that have occurred while they are holed up.

His mother usually spends winters in Boca Raton, Florida, but when her plans fell through, she asked her son if she could stay with him for the winter. At the same time, his ex-wife, who was in California, had a roof leak that destroyed her apartment, and she asked if she could come and live with him temporarily.

“At first, she was just staying here a few weeks,” Kramer, an event/street photographer and TV writer, tells PetaPixel.“Then the pandemic hit and realized that she was too scared to be alone and looking for an apartment in LA, so basically stayed here… we didn’t realize it would end up being a year.”

Mother Elaine took the master bedroom, and the ex-wife, Sophia Lansky, the other bedroom. Kramer was relegated to the lumpy couch in the living room. This living situation soon became stressful. His kooky coronavirus pod was not working, and Kramer considered family therapy.

But instead, Kramer decided to use phototherapy! 

(To see the rest of the article and more hilarious images, go to: https://petapixel.com/2021/01/09/a-photographers-hilarious-photos-of-being-stuck-in-quarantine-with-ex-wife-and-mother/)

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