The portraits were taken at subjects’ homes.
The Evening News has been running a ‘Doorstep Portraits’ project during the coronavirus lockdown. Our photographer has taken portraits of members of the community in Edinburgh and the Lothians over the course of the last few weeks. Those photographed approached the Evening News volunteering to take part, and all photographs were taken in a safe manner observing government guidelines on social distancing.
1. Julie O'Hara with her children Angus, seven and Megan, 18, with dog Lilo
Julie O’Hara is a nurse at the ERI with two boys with learning difficulties, and was nominated as she works tirelessly to keep her family safe and entertained while also working to nurse newborn babies and their mothers through the crisis. Picture: Lisa Ferguson Photo: Lisa Ferguson
2. Lauren and Alfie Abraham
Lauren nominated herself and her 18-month-old son Alfie, as she has separated from her husband and her and Alfie will soon be leaving the family home when the lockdown is over. She wanted Alfie to have a souvenir of the first place he lived to treasure forever. Picture: Lisa Ferguson. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
3. Caroline and Kevin and Poppy McNeish
Caroline and Kevin McNeish, with Poppy, their border collie, volunteered as they moved here in January, just a few months before the lockdown came into force. Kevin McNeish is a carer and so is still working through the lockdown. Picture: Lisa Ferguson. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
4. Adele Mertens, Sven Mertens and their children Iana, four, and Heather, eight
Adele Mertens has been making headbands for NHS and care home workers since the beginning of lockdown in order to make wearing protective masks more comfortable. She has so far made 240 of the headbands, which have been sent to wards at the ERI, the Sick Kids and local care homes, with 100 more on the way. Picture: Lisa Ferguson. Photo: Lisa Ferguson