Coronavirus

Suspension of studio photography

Effective: 2020-03-09 0:00 UTC

Due to the current coronavirus crisis, waist.it studio is now closed, and is unlikely to reopen until June 2020, at the earliest. We would be delighted to discuss and plan future collaborations with you. You can still contact us via our contact form. But we will not be putting any firm dates into the dairy until the current crisis is over. We feel in view of the current circumstances, this is the right thing to do, practically, morally and ethically.

We hope you and your loved-ones remain safe throughout this crisis. Meantime, please feel free to peruse this site.



Rationale

My wife (who is also my organiser and costumiere) and I had quite a long discussion about this. We carefully weighed-up the pros and cons and concluded this crisis is likely to become significantly worse before it gets any better. Therefore practically, morally and ethically, we felt we have no choice but to pull the proverbial plug, for the time-being. This is a summary of what our decision took into account…

  • Our own health issues, along with those of our families and close friends.
  • UK Government and WHO advice with regard to transmission of the virus to others.
  • This is a non-essential, non-profit hobby interest.
  • Our risks are also increased by the fact we supply costumes, props, changing facilities and studio space.
  • Significant transport difficulties c/w increasing levels of lockdown are not far away.

In a nutshell: whilst I love my retro-vintage model photography, no one will die because I hang-up my camera for a few weeks.

What a load of rubbish?

For those who still think that this is all a load of fuss about nothing, World Health Organization figures indicate that new infections and new deaths here in the UK are almost exactly the same as Italy’s were roughly 16 days ago. But don’t take our word for it, please check it out for yourself…