Beyond the routine and apathy of the everyday, everyone was turned into the protagonist and hero of its own tale during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ordinary is no more. On the one hand there are the ones who belie that this crises is overrated. On the other hand there is the pessimism of those who are waiting for the worse. Although, no matter the scale, there is no scape from being impacted by this world crises. Could anyone not be feeling confused about the present and insecure about the future in a time like this? Nevertheless, we are all trying in our own ways to thrive and overcome the new confined reality. – Maybe wearing colourful clothes or party outfits when staying in the lockdown might help to cheer the mood up, isn’t it?
The Notting Hill Carnival is a traditional street festival that takes place on the streets of Notting Hill area in London. This is known as a celebration of the Black British Culture with strong Caribbean influence. It attracts millions of participants every year during the August Bank Holiday.
Street photography by Alessandro Filizzola (Notting Hill, London, 2016-2017)