Kenilworth's life in lockdown is being captured in these heartwarming portraits

Photographer Will Johnston has compiled shots of families smiling together through the coronavirus crisis

Monday, 4th May 2020, 10:40 am
Updated Monday, 4th May 2020, 10:42 am

Kenilworth's life in lockdown is being captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits.

Will Johnston, 36, has compiled shots of families smiling together through the coronavirus crisis.

The uplifting snaps are being shared on social media so that families and friends can feel close to those they love.

Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.

The photos are free but Will asks for donations to be made to charity.

The award-winning photographer had not picked up his camera for a month after the pandemic put paid to his freelance work.

Will, whose wife Nicky, 36, is a keyworker, said: “I’d had weeks of no work and I was feeling a bit sorry for myself being at home with the kids.

“Then I had the idea of capturing families together during these extraordinary times and it’s just taken off.

Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.

"I’m bringing a smile to people’s faces and raising money for charity.

“And this project has made me feel useful again.”

Will has been swamped by requests for photos since starting the project..

He stands at the end of the driveway - at least two metres away - as he captures families embracing each other.

Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.

Funds are being raised for NHS charities.

Will, dad to Barney, four, and Annie, one, said: “Giving something back is the least I can do.

“And if people are getting nice photos they can share with grannies and grandads who they can’t see, then even better."

To request a doorstep photo, email [email protected] or phone/text 07984 165837

Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.
Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.
Kenilworth's life in lockdown has been captured in heartwarming doorstep portraits by Will Johnston.