Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was obligated to quarantine in a single room for 14 days—from April 14 to April 28, 2020––after traveling by a plane to my cousin’s home in Orlando, Florida. During these days, things felt like they had come to a complete standstill. There were many moments in the first couple of days where I would catch myself staring into space and, for a lack of better words, not knowing what to do with myself. I felt unmotivated, alone, and stressed out about the uncertain future.
To help myself process these sudden changes in my life and in the world, I decided to start documenting my living space during these 14 days in isolation. In a way, it allowed me to be present in the moment, and to slowly accept this new reality. Light plays a crucial part in my series. Even though I was physically stuck in this space, time is still moving. I decided to use light as a way to document the passage of time, by capturing how lighting—natural and artificial light—in my living space changed throughout the course of a day.