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Lockdown took away many of the most fundamental of freedoms from us. 

Whilst working under the same restrictions Ian sought to make a series of images that reflected one of the hardest matters that society had to deal with, that of not being able to see loved ones.

Ian created a number of portraits amongst a diverse selection of people asking each to imagine that they were hugging one of the relatives or friends that they longed to be able to embrace. The empty arms of those in an embrace stood to remind us of the importance of physical contact.

© All Images Copyright of Ian Kemp 2023

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