What do you do when you’ve been furloughed by your boss or you have a job that’s impossible to do from home? It doesn’t take long to get sick of binging whatever you can find on Netflix and eventually, you will finish the internet. Ana, a furloughed waitress from Portugal, decided to do something else with her time: wander through Shoreditch and capture the empty streets and boarded up businesses on her Instagram page @closedLDN.
“Ever since I arrived in London, I have worked in hospitality, but my background is in languages and theatre. Since being furloughed I have been doing a bit of everything and nothing at all – painting, drawing, writing, taking pictures, sleeping a lot. But mainly I have been trying to keep my anxiety at bay, which hasn’t been easy, but keeping busy helps. I have always been interested in photography but have never had the time to invest in it. And, with all my other passions, other things always came first.”