James Newton


Thames during Lockdown 05.20

Never has the Thames been so quiet and still, early in the lockdown I was in the City to photograph some views of the Thames to look at the impact of lockdown on occupancy and lighting levels, the reduction of which these images clearly show.  A lot of the office lighting was off, the Shard crown was blue for the NHS and the Southbank was empty.

What really struck me though was the lack of sound, there was near silence, the occasional bus and pedestrian. At one point next to London Bridge I could hear people talking on the other side of the river, eerie!