“Streets in a Pandemic” by Joab Smith is a photographic reflection of empty streets during the lockdown. Having captured the quietness, a calm yet haunting imagery is crafted.
Joab Smith is a wedding photographer with 12 years of experience in the industry. Based in Bristol, UK, he seeks to capture stunning, natural moments which reflect a captivating story. He enjoys exploring the versatility of different photography styles and pushing boundaries and challenging himself.
Joab’s photo series “Streets in a Pandemic” reflects the emptiness of city streets which would normally be flooded with pedestrians and vehicles. The powerful images showcase the reality of the pandemic.
Describing his photography style as friendly and unobtrusive, Joab enjoys capturing moments that are raw and unposed. His vision is perfectly reflected in this photo series, due to the pure reality he has captured.
I was inspired by another photographer to go for a cycle at sunrise and I took my camera just in case.Joab Smith
The images were taken at 6 am before most people are awake and roaming the streets. Having been inspired to go on an early morning cycle, Joab realized the impact of the pandemic.
Capturing the emptiness of the streets in Bristol, Joab felt like he was capturing a piece of history.
While the early hours of the morning are often times associated with new beginnings and positive thoughts for the new day, Joab’s photographs reflect mixed imagery.
The soft yet vibrant tones, enriched by the rising sun in combination with the emptiness of the streets, portray a disoriented and neglected mood.
Joab Smith is a photographer based in Bristol, UK. He focuses on capturing special moments through lifestyle, commercial, property, and wedding photography. Enjoying the range and versatility that these photography styles present, Joab is always open to a challenge. Enthusiastic about pushing boundaries, he is always on the hunt to create something special.