Cassandra Kirk Photography is not only taking family portraits in The Driveway Project, but also capturing memories that will last decades after the Coronavirus pandemic has settled.
With a long lens in hand Cassandra sets out in her car, in a sort of drive-by style photography, aimed to capture the spirit of the moment from families, couples and even their pets, enjoying their afternoons of home isolation.
Starting The Driveway Project last week, Cassandra has had a massive response from the community, as word spread about the unique way she was capturing personal moments in history as COVID-19 plays out across Australia.
Cassandra said the idea of The Driveway Project was shared to her by friends, and as she had to cease all her regular photography work because of the regulations put in place surrounding the Coronavirus, she took up the idea.
“I cannot take credit for this awesome idea, it was sent to me from a friend and a few followers of a Darwin photographer,” Cassandra said.
“Firstly, it’s all about having a little fun and bringing smiles to peoples’ faces.
“It’s a very stressful time for many and to bring a little joy into people’s lives makes me super happy.
“And to have these images to show what we were doing in the current time and situation and look back on when we all come out on the other side!”
Cassandra Kirk Photography captures local memories
Cassandra Kirk Photography has been in business for 12 years in the Bundaberg Region, and typically photographs weddings, engagements/couples, school formals, maternity and newborn, and families and children.
Her experience getting up close and personal with her subjects may have change,d but only by distance, as she has been able to capture special glimpses into people’s lives from the end of their driveway.
“So, the idea of the The Driveway Project is I drive up to the front of your home and with a zoom lens, to keep a distance, take some snaps of families either on the driveway, front lawn or at their front door,” she said.
“I don't come into the property or near the families to protect them and myself.
“Ideas are up to the families, but I offer advice if they need it.
“I’m hoping they are just showing what they are doing now and adding a little twist where possible, making it fun.
“I have been sent some pretty fun and crazy ideas, or people can be as casual as they like”.
Cassandra has spent her first week of The Driveway Project capturing families in Innes Park, Coral Cove and surrounding areas, Gooburrum, Tantitha, Coonar, Thabeban, Kalkie, Bundaberg central and Bargara; she said with the massive response from eager participants she was keeping very busy during a time she thought there may have been a lull.
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