For two months I photographed my life with my wife and twin daughters at home in Ranst, a village near Antwerp, Belgium. Every day I posted one photo from his “Corona Diary” on social media. And now there is the book. “An Unexpected Lesson in Joy” is an intimate photo diary that slowly meanders between uncertainty and joie de vivre.
14 March 2020. A strange calm descends upon the land. The virus keeps everyone inside and paralyses public life. The rat race grinds to a halt. We don’t know what’s coming our way. With the prospect of a long-term quarantine, I start a diary. I photograph familiar things: my home, my family. In this reduced world there is time, there is silence. And then spring comes.
An Unexpected Lesson in Joy – Nick Hannes
Self-published in collaboration with The Falabella Stable
104 pages, 49 colour photographs
Soft cover, 16x23cm
€22 + shipping – available in my webshop
1€ per sold book goes to Doctors Without Borders to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.