Lockdown houseplant trend captured by London photographer

A photographer whose work has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic has taken to the streets of south London to document people's ever-growing lockdown plant collections. Akiko DuPont was inspired to examine her neighbours' newly acquired green fingers - whether in the form of home-grown vegetables or botanical-themed living room transformations.

"My best friend suddenly turned from someone with a brown finger into a serious plant bug," she says. "However, it turns out that it's not just her. So many people have become plant-obsessed during lockdown. And it's not just one or two plants, but crazy amounts."

As a curious soul, Akiko, who is from Southwark, began interviewing the "houseplant-crazy" people in her neighbourhood. She also took what she calls their "plantraits" - portraits of the subject with several of their favourite plants - at their doorstep.
 
"We have heard so much about loss during the Covid-19 pandemic, but hopefully this project helps document a positive aspect of London lockdown life."

Read the complete article at www.bbc.com.


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