18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Portraying COVID days with photoshoot at home

Few months into the pandemic, when we were still lining up outside the supermarkets for basic needs like toilet papers, we decided to do something fun at home: portrait photoshoot. In this shot, I am holding a game controller, but I look intense. Just like the indoor "fun" activities we do during COVID: we try our best to have a good time, but deep down there is the anxiety and the feeling of questioning our sanity. Also every button I press is red, similar to the fact that there are no perfect decisions when such uncertainty looms over us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 4
Copyright: © Deniz Turkmen