Working as a photojournalist during the pandemic and meeting many new people

The area where I live was the first in Europe to be closed militarily for 18 days. Then all of Italy went into lockdown. I spent the lockdown with my wife, my daughter (now 5 years old), my grandparents and, for a while, my father. Five generations in the same house. During that time I worked as a photojournalist for Reuters. For many months I could not see my parents, but knowing that they were okay was enough. Nothing has changed in my social life during the Corona crisis. Paradoxically, with the work of a photojournalist, I met many new people. Read more

Experiencing lockdown and quarantine in three countries

I spent the first lockdown with my now ex and his bulldog. We hadn’t been dating for very long when he invited me to come live with him in England since my Italian visa was expiring and I had to leave for three months. We got stuck on lockdown and had to live like we were married while spending 24/7 together for 4 months. Our relationship imploded under the pressure and I left when I discovered he was cheating on me virtually. In December I traveled to the US to spend Christmas with my family. I got COVID and had to postpone my return to Italy until I was well enough to travel, which took 4 weeks. I’m finally flying home in a few days. Read more