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Street art in Cardiff. Photograph: Steven Irwin/Guardian community
Strīt art in Cardif. Foṭgraf: Stīvn Ŕwin/Gardịn cḿṇti

‘Ɖs md m smîl’: ǎr rīdrz’ feṿrit c’roṇvîṛs Strīt art

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 12 May 2020)

Hǎzz, rodz n śops ol ovr ɖ YC hv bn rīdec̣retd n riinviġretd jrñ locdǎn

Pōl Cambl n Gardịn rīdrz. Tyzde, 12 Me 2020

‘Ɖs mcs m prǎd v ɖ NHS n ppl in mî eria’

Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd v ẃt w hv in ɖ YC. Wɖt ɖ NHS, w wd b in sirịs trubl in norml tîmz, let alon jrñ ɖs pandemic. I hv frendz hu r wrcñ in ɖ NHS, in ɖ cersectr n az ci wrcrz. Ɖe r wrcñ sirịsli hard in dificlt srcmstansz t mc ǎr livz ɖ bst ɖe cn b.

Street art in Dagenham
Strīt art in Daġnm

It olso mcs m prǎd v ɖ ppl in mî bura. Ɖe r pŭlñ tgɖr, yzñ ɖer scilz n dwñ ɖer bit t ćec on ć uɖr n hlp ǎt in ɖz strenj tîmz. Ẃɖr it’s amezñ artwrc lîc ɖs, onlîn qizz, DJ sets, onlîn advîs fr biznis, craft mcñ or cōlñ p lonli ppl fr a ćat, ɖe r ol pŭlñ ɖer weit ʈru tuf tîmz.

Ɖs pìs v wrc standz ǎt n riyli brîtnz p ɖ strīt. I witnist ɖ artist fiṇśñ ɖ pìs n ppl hu wr ǎt on ɖer dêli wōc wr seyñ hǎ gret it wz. It’s a convseśnpìs n mcs ppl smîl ẃn ɖe wōc past. Jimi Lì, Daġnm

‘Art z a gret we t cnct’

Street art in Tamworth
Strīt art in Tamwrʈ

In ɖz dificlt tîmz strīt art z a gret we t cnct n xpres ɖ we w r fīlñ. Vic Brǎn, Tamwrʈ

‘Ɖs md m stop, smîl n tec a foto’

Street art in Ealing
Strīt art in Īlñ

Ɖs krịs gliṭri sîn apird on ɖ strīt oṿnît n md m stop, smîl n tec a foto. I wz plizd t si ɖt ɖr’z no śortij v crịtivti dspt evrʈñ els ɖt’s gwñ on. Ben Parc, Īlñ in Lundn

‘Ɖs md m hapi’

Street art in Desboroug
Strīt art in Dezḅra

Ɖs md m hapi. It wz gret t si smʈñ smwn hz md jst t śer n spred ćir. Sîmn Dǎti, Dezḅra

‘Ɖs md mî partnr’z de’

Street art in Boscombe
Strīt art in Boscm

Mî partnr wrcs in ǎr locl hospitl n it md hr de ẃn ǎr nxtdor nebr pentd hr bacwōl in sć a gliṭri faśn. Aśli Wŭdfōl, Boscm

‘Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd’

Street art in Wirral
Strīt art in Wiṛl

Mî wîf Mel z an artist. Ś tc ɖ sîd v ǎr hǎs az a canvs. Ɖs z hr wɖ ǎr dōtr. Ś’z nǎ incurijd ol hr frendz t stop bî ẃn ɖe r on ɖer alotd x’sîz, tec a foto n snd it t hr. Ś z ɖen gwñ t criet a c’lāź v ɖ fotoz. Siyñ ɖs mcs m fīl prǎd. Cevin Ćapl, Wiṛl

‘Ɖs filz m wɖ hapinis n sadnis’

Street art in London. Photograph: Tracy Wilson/Guardian Community
Strīt art in Lundn. Foṭgraf: Tresi Wilsn/Gardịn Cḿṇti

Siyñ ɖ mesij t cerwrcrz fild m wɖ bʈ hapinis n sadnis. Hapinis t nǒ ɖt smwn hz crietd ɖs t acnolij n ʈanc ɖoz hu strîv evride t cer fr ǎr luvd wnz. Sadnis ɖt ɖz amezñ ppl hv fr so loñ bn oṿlct n unḍvalyd. Tresi Wilsn, Sǎʈ Norwŭd in Lundn

‘Ɖe md m laf’

Street art in Worthing
Strīt art in Wrɖñ

A fy wīcs ago ɖ caunsl pentd sośl-distnsñ marcrz on ɖ proṃned. Ɖe wr a bit ytiḷterịn. A fy dez lêtr smwn gev ɖ litl ppl fesz n prṣnaḷtiz. Ẃn I frst sw ɖm, ɖe md m laf. I lc fwd t siyñ ɖm evri de on mî dêli wōc. Jaci, Wrɖñ

‘Ɖs mcs m smîl evri tîm I wōc past’

Street art in Oxford
Strīt art in Oxf̣d

Evri tîm I wōc past ɖs hǎs it mcs m smîl az ɖe hv obvịsli pt a lot v ef̣t intu sndñ a mesij v s’port t ǎr NHS. Az I wz tecñ a foto ɖs mornñ, wn v ɖ hǎsmêts wz līvñ n ćatd abt orḍrñ ɖ ćōcs fṛm Aṃzn n spredñ a litl jô in ɖ wrld. Gret stuf. Pītr Sparc, Oxf̣d

‘I fînd it upliftñ’

Street art in Leeds
Strīt art in Lìdz

I wōc past ɖs ẃl tecñ mî dōtr t scūl. It hd bn vanḍlîzd fr yirz untl ǎr locl cḿṇtigrūp cmiśnd a locl artist t criet a dzîn az a tribyt t ǎr ci wrcrz. I fînd it upliftñ n luv ɖ fact ɖt it’s smʈñ ɖ hol cḿṇti cn aprīśiet. Anji Tōlḅt, Lìdz

‘It z reprizntñ smʈñ w ol wont t se’

Street art in Hackney
Strīt art in Hacni

Ɖz sînpentñz hv bn akḿletñ ovr ɖ past munʈs. Ɖe hv bcm a landmarc in ǎr eria. Ɖ rùt z a mn rod btwn tū mejr hospitlz so ambyḷnsz pas bî reğlrli.

I lîc it bcz it z reprizntñ smʈñ w ol wont t se. Wɖ ol ɖ ḿziymz clozd, it fīlz lîc art hz faund a we t cm ǎt intu public spes n rmînd s ol ẃ w nīd it hir – n mor ɖn evr at ɖs tîm. Asif Cān, Hacni in Lundn

‘I luv ɖ sntimnt’

Street art in London
Strīt art in Lundn

I sw ɖs on ɖ frunt v a clozd dǎn tec’we resṭront. I luv ɖ brît culrz n ɖ sntimnt. Ani Wilits, Siḍnm in Lundn

‘Ɖs mcs m sad bt olso hopfl’

Street art in Manchester
Strīt art in Manćestr

I tc ɖs on ɖ last wīcend bfr locdǎn in Manćestr. I hv nt bn in ɖ siti sntr sins, sticñ t mî locl eria. It mcs m sad fr ol ɖ amezñ smōl bizṇsz in ɖs siti, bt hopfl ɖt ɖe wl svîv n b ʈrîvñ agn sn. Iliẓbʈ Relinz, Manćestr

‘It hz trnd ɖ C’rona logo intu smʈñ meṇsñ’

Street art in Bristol
Strīt art in Bristl

I run on ɖ sîclpaʈ a cupl v tîmz most wīcs. Ɖr z a loñ hōrdñ seṗretñ ɖ paʈ fṛm a brǎnfīld bildñsait n it z constntli ćenjñ n ivolvñ wɖ artwrc, renjñ fṛm sm priti crapi tagz t sm t’rific pìsz. Ɖs cmz smẃr in ɖ midl. I luv hǎ it hz tecn ɖ C’rona logo n md it intu smʈñ mor meṇsñ n tîmli. I olso lîc ɖ “plīz woś yr handz” strap alñ ɖ top. I d’nt nǒ hǎ loñ it wl last, bt it’s ɖr fr nǎ. Cet Maʈ̇sn, Bristl

‘It z a strîcñ n scilfl dzîn’

Street art in Gateshead
Strīt art in Getshed

W sw ɖs pìs v strīt art jst bfr ɖ locdǎnmeźrz wr pt in ples. It z a strîcñ n scilfl dzîn. Ẃn w sw ɖ wrc it sīmd vri presịnt. At ɖ tîm ppl wr stocpîlñ tôḷtpepr n ɖ artwrc s’tiricli incorṗrets a lūrol instd v a dot on ɖ “i” in “vîṛs”. Ẃl hymṛs, ɖ wrc wz an omiṇs indceśn v ɖ ifct ɖ vîṛs wz gwñ t hv in ɖ wīcs t cm. Mîcl Mulṿhil, Getshed

‘Ɖs pìs capćrz ɖ public’s mūd’

Street art in Hackney Wick
Strīt art in Hacni Wic

Hacni Wic z alîv wɖ strīt art. Evri de y trn a cornr n smʈñ ny grabz yr î. Ɖs pìs apird rli on in ɖ crîsis. T m it capćrz ɖ public’s mūd t ɖ Covid-19 crîsis – NHS, mascs, lūrol, d’nt panic. Jac̣līn Brūs, Bo in Lundn

‘W hop ɖs wl b prizrvd aftr ɖ locdǎn’

 Street art in Hove. Photograph: Helen Wade/Guardian Community
Strīt art in Hov. Foṭgraf: Heḷn Wêd/Gardịn Cḿṇti

Ǎr pdestrịn tunl hd bn a tagñmagnit fr a loñ tîm. Ɖ intirịr wz gretli hlpt a fy yirz ago ẃn smwn pentd indivijl brics in a mirịd v difṛnt śêdz, mcñ ɖ wundrfl renbo ɖt apird oṿnît on 8 Epril ol ɖ mor prfict. Ǎr locl sośl mīdia hz bn abúz wɖ hǎ upliftñ it z n hǎ imośnl ppl fīl traṿlñ ʈru it. W’r ol hopñ it wl b prizrvd post locdǎn. Heḷn Wêd, Hov

‘I wontd t yz mî art az a vôs’

Street – or road – art in Cambridge
Strīt – or rod – art in Cembrij

I nǒ mî frendz r misñ biyñ at scūl n ɖt ɖ tīćrz r misñ s tù, so I wontd t yz mî art az a vôs t acnolij ɖt. Ɖ crosñ at mî scūl, Comḅton Vilij Colij in Cembrij, flt lîc ɖ prfict ples t mc an artwrc. Rown Brigz Smiʈ, Cembrij

‘Ɖs imij rmîndz m ɖz darc dez wl b ovr sn’

Street art in Cardiff
Strīt art in Cardif

Ɖs siriz v postrz z ǎtsd a cafe in ɖ Caʈez eria v Cardif. It’s an imij v hop n susṭnns ɖt hlps m rmembr ɖt ɖz darc dez wl sn b ovr. Stīvn Ŕwin, Cardif

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: ‘This moment is leaving a mark on me’: framing Rio under Covid-19’s shadow

The funeral of Elizabeth Baez, an 82-year-old woman who died after contracting Covid-19, takes place in Rio de Janeiro in the presence of her only son, Henrique. All photographs by Nicoló Lanfranchi
Ɖ fynṛl v Iliẓbʈ Baez, an 82-yir-old wmn hu daid aftr cntractñ Covid-19, tecs ples in Rio de Janeiro in ɖ prezns v hr onli sun, Henrique. Ol foṭgrafs bî Nicoló Lanfranchi

‘Ɖs momnt z līvñ a marc on m’: fremñ Rio undr Covid-19’z śado

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 30 April 2020)

Nicoló Lanfranchi arîvd in Bṛzil t mc a film abt tṛdiśnl meḍsin n endd p ćartñ a traɉdi ɖt aqîrd a dīpli prsnl dmnśn

Dóm Filips in Rio de Janeiro

Ʈrzde, 30 Epril 2020

Foṭgrafñ a fynṛl z nvr īzi, no matr hǎ pṛfeśnl ɖ ftogṛfr, n īvn mor so amd a pandemic. Bt fr Nicoló Lanfranchi, capćrñ ɖ berịl v Covid-19 victim Iliẓbʈ Baez, 82, ẃć tc ples ɖs munʈ at ɖ São João Batista seṃtri in Rio de Janeiro, wz ispeṣ́li dificlt.

Az h foṭgraft ɖ grevdigrz in pṛtctiv cloɖñ wɖ Iliẓbʈ’z sun Henrique, 49, ɖ onli mōrnr alaud, woćñ on fṛm bhnd a masc, Lanfranchi ʈt v hiz ǒn faɖr, Piero. At 72, Piero wz in intnsiv cer wɖ Covid-19 in a hospitl in Voghera, in Lomḅdi, norɖn Iṭli – wn v ɖ wrst-afctd plesz on Rʈ.

“I imajind mslf in ɖ sem sićueśn, n I startd fesñ ɖs posbiḷti n I wz riyli tućt,” h sz. Aftr ɖ fynṛl, Lanfranchi tld Baez abt hiz faɖr. Baez ʈanct him fr capćrñ hiz muɖr’z lonli berịl – n fr śẹrñ hiz ǒn stori.

Ɖt Bṛziłnz – a soṣ́bl, gṛgerịs ppl – r so opn t brīf yt pṛfǎnd hymn inṭax́nz lîc ɖs z jst wn v ɖ mni rīznz Itałn ftogṛfr n film-mcr Lanfranchi hz rtrnd hir evri yir fr ɖ past tū decedz. Ɖ uɖr z t tec picćrz.
“It z a hyj lîfscūl fr m. I hv t b foc̣st, it z denjṛs, nwn cn hlp m n I fīl rsponsbiḷti t brñ bac iṃjz n ɖ storiz,” h sz. “It clīnz mî mînd.”
Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

Born in Milan n best in Brlin, Lanfranchi hz wrct az a frīlans ftogṛfr in portrit, travl, nyz, n fotojrṇlizm. H prifŕz t spend tîm on asînmnts; h wns spent ʈri wīcs on bōrd ɖ Aqerịs śip az it reskd refyjīz arnd ɖ Mediṭreńn fr a siriz v Gardịn dspaćz.

C’roṇvîṛs hz bn wn v ɖ tufist subjicts t cuvr. “I’v bn wurid abt ɖ vîṛs,” h sz. “Mî faɖr wz on mî mînd.”

Lanfranchi frst cem t Bṛzil in 2000 bcz h pracṭsz ɖ Afro-Bṛziłn art v capoeira n cem t b “baptîzd” in an iniśieśn. Orijiṇli dveḷpt bî inslevd Africn ppl az a marśl art dsgîzd az a dans, capoeira z an xampl v hǎ ɖs vast, vẹrid cuntri abzorbz culćrz.

“Uɖr ppl cōl ɖs a mltñpot. It z mor ɖ sincṛtizm, ɖ cpaṣti v an organic form t abzorb difṛnt ʈñz,” sz Lanfranchi.
People waiting at a bus station in Rio Centro. Photograph: Nicoló Lanfranchi/The Guardian
Ppl wêtñ at a bușteśn in Rio Centro. Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

In 2012 h foṭgraft wîldcat mainrz in ɖ jungl, in 2014 a socrtrṇmnt in a prizn in João Pessoa. In 2015 Bṛzil sufrd ɖ wrst invîrnmntl ctastṛfi in its hisṭri ẃn a teilñzdam nir Mariana c’lapst, cilñ 19 ppl n sndñ miłnz v lītrz v mînñwest slūsñ dǎn ɖ Rivr Doce t ɖ sì.

Lanfranchi wrct wɖ Grīnpīs, Amṇsti, Vaṇti Fer n ivnć̣li s’plaid dṛmatic iṃjz fr a Gardịn stori ɖt Davilson Brasileiro n I rout abt an invstgeśn intu ɖ dzastr’z cōzz bî fedṛl proṣktrz.

In Jańri 2019, Lanfranchi n I hd jst left ɖ Raposa Serra do Sol indijṇs rzrv in Bṛzil’z far norʈ ẃn anɖr teilñzdam c’lapst, in Brumadinho in ɖ sem stet v Minas Gerais, cilñ hundṛdz. At ɖ dzastr zon, Lanfranchi’z psistns, hiz abiḷti t ćarm n cjol, n hiz scil at cmpozñ foṭgrafs in ceos rendrd memṛbl iṃjz v ɖ dedli, avôḍbl traɉdi.

H arîvd in Rio on 3 Marć t mc a śort film abt tṛdiśnl meḍsin in Bṛzil’z semi-arid intirịr, bt ɖ pandemic ślvd ɖ project. Îṣletñ in Rio’z bīćsîd Ipanema nebrhd, Lanfranchi dscuvrd ɖt ɖ gret cmpozr Tom Jobim hd ritn mni v hiz bossa nova clasics in an apartmnt in hiz bildñ, includñ Chega de Saudade (Inuf v Loññ), most feṃsli rcordd bî João Gilberto.

Ɖt nstalja infctd Lanfranchi n h sòt t tec fotoz ɖt capćrd tîm standñ stl n ɖ firfl meḷnc̣li v a siti ẃr lîf wz on hold.
H bòt N95 mascs, faund a drîvr hu ń ɖ siti n bgan wrcñ ǎt hǎ t foṭgraf ɖ pandemic ẃn so mni sićueśnz – hlʈsntrz n hospitlwordz – wr in’xesbl. H clīnd hiz iqipmnt wɖ alc̣hol jél, n ćenjd n wośt hiz cloɖz ć tîm h got hom.

Copacabana beach, empty during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Nicoló Lanfranchi/The Guardian
Copacabana bīć, emti jrñ ɖ c’roṇvîṛs ǎtbrec. Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

Yzñ a dron wrct fr foṭgrafñ emti bīćz n an upscel membrz’ club fr a stori on hǎ c’roṇvîṛs spred amñ its priṿlijd membrz. H olso yzd it t capćr faṃliz on ɖer balc̣niz.

H pt ɖ dron dǎn t capćr fūd distṛbyśn in ɖ Siti v God fvela, strītsaṇteśn in nirbî Niterói, n ppl ignorñ sośl distnsñ advîs acrs Rio.

Sm dd ɖs fṛm śir ic̣nomic nīd, uɖrz dd’nt tec ɖ pandemic sirịsli. Ɖ cuntri’z far-rît prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro, dsmist c’roṇvîṛs az “a litl flu” n argyd ɖt pṛtctñ ɖ icoṇmi wz mor importnt ɖn sośl distnsñ īvn az cnfrmd c’roṇvîṛs cesz n deʈs rouz.

In City of God, a banner from a local group urges people to stay at home. Photograph: Nicoló Lanfranchi/The Guardian
In Siti v God, a banr fṛm a locl grūp rjz ppl t ste at hom. Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

Lanfranchi wz dsmeid t si Bṛziłn soḷdaṛti c’rodd bî fec nyz n far-rît popylizm. “I flt hǎ sic ɖ cuntri z, ppl r s’portñ a prezidnt hu opnli dz nt cer abt ɖ hlʈ v ɖ popyleśn,” h sz.

A man in Rio Centro walks next to a poster that says: ‘Bankers, respect the lives of workers and customers, coronavirus kills.’ Photograph: Nicoló Lanfranchi/The Guardian
A man in Rio Centro wōcs nxt t a postr ɖt sz: ‘Bancrz, rspct ɖ lîvz v wrcrz n custmrz, c’roṇvîṛs cilz.’ Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

Ɖs discnct reẓnetd az hiz faɖr’z hlʈ wrsnd. Piero Lanfranchi hd gn t hospitl t gt a plastr rmuvd bt còt Covid-19. Faɖr n sun cḿṇcetd via txt, untl ɖ tîm cem fr a plastic box t b pt ovr Piero’z hed t hlp him briɖ n h snt a last mesij.

Rio during the pandemic. Photograph: Nicoló Lanfranchi
Rio jrñ ɖ pandemic. Foṭgraf: Nicoló Lanfranchi/Ɖ Gardịn

Lanfranchi cd nt hv sìn hiz faɖr īvn f hd bn ebl t gt a flît bac t Iṭli. Hospitlvizitrz r nt alaud, ɖr r rodblocs in Lomḅdi. On Saṭde h got ɖ nyz: dspt ɖ plastic box, hiz faɖr hd daid.

“H wz alon, ɖs z ɖ wrst ʈñ, n smʈñ I wd’nt wś on enbdi,” sz Lanfranchi, tirz cracñ hiz vôs.
Nǎ ɖ onli ʈñ h cn ʈnc t d z plan a ny asînmnt.
“Ɖs z a historicl momnt, it z līvñ a marc on m, n in a srtn we I ʈnc abt ɖ uɖr faṃliz afctd wɖ ɖs, n I am wɖ ɖm,” h sz. “I d nt wont t b bìtn bî ɖ vîṛs.”

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Home, not away: the Tulip Project – in pictures

A game of two lips: the Mystik Van Eijk tulip.
A gem v tū lips: ɖ Mistic Van Eic tylip.
Hom, nt awe: ɖ Tylip̓roject – in picćrz

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 24 April 2020)

Ẃt dz ɖ Gardịn’z dec̣retd sports ftogṛfr d in locdǎn? Tom Jncinz hz bn tecñ an inforst brec fṛm ax́n-ftogṛfi n psywñ a difṛnt cnd v viźn in hiz gardn

Frîde, 24 Epril 2020

I  hv nvr aprīśietd mî bacgardn so mć.

At ɖs tîm v yir, I’m yẓ́li còt p wɖ ol ɖ tuwñz n frowñz v ɖ sportñwrld: tecñ fotoz v tṛdiśnl sprñivnts lîc ɖ Botrês n Grand Naśnl, or ci maćz az ɖ ftbōlsīzn bildz t a cṛśndo. Norṃli I’m awe a lot, nt riyli pasñ an î ovr dveḷpmnts in mî gardn. Bt ɖs z nt a norml yir.

A Christmas Dream close up, 11 April.
A Crisṃs Drīm clos up, 11 Epril

It wz mid-Marć, n I wz sitñ dspondntli in mî tîni postijstamp v a gardn. Ɖ prīvịs wīc I hd foṭgraft ɖ Ćlṭnm fstivl, an ivnt I asośiet wɖ ɖ end v wintr, sprñ cmñ, ɖ lît gtñ betr. A ćans t lc ahd t a sumr v sport, gwñ t ivnts ɖt I luv. Bt ɖs yir, ɖ fstivl hd flt ol roñ – mor lîc a denjṛs parti on ɖ īv v wor. It sīmd ol arnd m ɖ nyz wz harowñ, n sport wz gtñ hamrd az ivnt aftr ivnt wz cansld. Mî wrld hd sudnli bn trnd upsîd-dǎn.

I riylîzd ɖen ɖt I hd t rīfrem n rīfoc̣s. Wɖ ol mî norml aṿnyz fr tecñ picćrz clozd of, I nīdd t fînd smʈñ els. I rcōld ɖ wrdz v Ed Jacsn, a formr pṛfeśnl rugbipleyr huz portrit I hd tecn xacli a yir rlịr. Aftr suf̣rñ an ōfl axidnt ɖt hd left him parṣ́li paṛlîzd, h hd dveḷpt a mntl proses t cǒp wɖ hiz ny sićueśn: foc̣s on ẃt’s in frunt v y, foc̣s on ʈñz y cn afct, n trî t fget ẃt’s ǎt v yr cntrol.

Rmemḅrñ ɖs, I lct rnd ɖ éj v ɖ tîni pìs v lōn n notist sm tylipbulbz ɖt mî wîf hd plantd in teṛcota pots. Luś grīn līvz wɖ budz fl v promis hd imrjd fṛm ɖ sôl, redi t blūm. In ɖz plants, I sw hop. I sw normaḷti.
Mystik Van Eijk, with water droplets
Mistic Van Eic, wɖ wōtr droplits

Crisṃs Drīmz

It ocŕd t m ɖen ɖt ɖs proses v groʈ n poẓtivti dzrvd t b dokmntd. Dspt ɖ globl madnis, nećr wz ʈrîvñ – n ɖz tylips sīmd t b begñ m t tel ɖer stori. T m, ftogṛfi z mor ɖn jst a c’rir: it z mî paśn, n in ɖz flǎrz I faund ɖ prfict oṗtyṇti t tec picćrz wɖt līvñ mî hom.

T tst mslf, I dsîdd nt t yz eni v mî mn pṛfeśnl camraz. Ɖz r mor yst t ɖ hrli-brli v sport, ol fast foc̣sñ n spīdi motrdrîv. Instd, I trnd t ẃt I cōl mî “hoḷdecamra”, an upmarcit pônt-n-śūt ɖt I tec awe on trips wɖ ɖ faṃli (ɖ last ʈñ I wont on hoḷde z t b srǎndd bî îtmz asośietd wɖ wrc, mni v ẃć r hevi). Lît, īzi t mnūvr arnd ɖ plants, n – most crūṣ́li – ebl t foc̣s clos-up, ɖs smōl camra acć̣li trnd ǎt t b prfict fr ɖs project.
Red Revival
Red Rvîvl
White Prince
Ẃît Prins

Az ɖ sún muvd rnd ɖ gardn jrñ ɖ de, bacgrǎndz bcem darc n śadoz on ɖ flǎrz crietd gorjs patnz. I wd not ẃć tîmz wr bst t foṭgraf srtn plants, n wd piriodicli drop ẃćvr hǎsholdtasc I wz dwñ (mć t ɖ iṛteśn v mî faṃli) t rês t ɖ gardn n cać ɖ flǎrz in ɖ prfict lît.

Lîc ol ftogṛfrz, I lc t lît az anɖr tūl in ɖ box, an oṗtyṇti t criet smʈñ difṛnt. Bî vẹriyñ anglz, I cd mc petlz lc lîc pepr, tîtli bunćt flǎrhedz lc lîc lips. Gwñ in tît, I atmtd t śo ɖ byti v ɖ flǎrz in a sriyl we. Ɖ worm sprñ súnśîn v ɖ last fy wīcs hd nt onli uśrd ɖ tylips intu fl blūm bt inhanst ɖer culr n vîbṛnsi, so sm v mî foṭgrafs gend an olmst unrʈli qoḷti.

I’v nvr flt so luci t hv mî gardn, ɖs tîni oesis in dnsli crǎdd norʈ Lundn. In ɖ land v qoṛntīn, mî hǎs hz nvr flt mor lîc a casl, dfndñ m fṛm ɖ worzon ǎtsd ɖ fruntget. In ɖt casl, mî gardn z ɖ grīn inr sañtm, a ples v pīs n tranqiḷti.

Az I sit hir nǎ, in ɖ súnśîn, I hír brdsoñ n ɖ ruṣlñ v līvz, wɖ ɖ ćiṛpñ v ćildṛn pleyñ woftñ in on ɖ brīz. Ɖ scî abv mî hed z fri fṛm pleinz n p’luśn, n a briłnt blu. Ɖ sún, brît n śarp at ɖs tîm v yir, mcs evrʈñ lc crisp. In tîmz lîc ɖz, w rmembr ɖt nećr trūli z lîf-afrmñ, n ɖ simpl act v flǎrz growñ mīnz so mć. It śoz ɖt in an abnorml wrld, normaḷti z cñ.
A pollen-covered bee lands on the shrivelling petals of a Mystik Van Eijk, 14 April
A poḷn-cuvrd bì landz on ɖ śriṿlñ petlz v a Mistic Van Eic, 14 Epril
White Prince, late March
Ẃît Prins, lêt Marć
Christmas Dream after petals have dropped off leaving bare stems, 20 April
Crisṃs Drīm aftr petlz hv dropt of līvñ bér stemz, 20 Epril

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