Photography

Documenting lockdown through drone photography

Tesco Extra in New Malden
CHRIS GORMAN / BIG LADDER
Tesco Extra in New Malden, south-west London, at 05:50 GMT as buyers get ready to clear out supermarkets on 20 March

Chris Gorman's drone photos have revealed extraordinary scenes during the UK lockdown, with many of his images used in the media.

With 25 years photographic experience, Gorman captured the scale of the unfolding coronavirus story, with a number of his photos being used in national newspapers and international publications.

A Next store in New Malden
CHRIS GORMAN / BIG LADDER
A Next store in New Malden on the first day of lockdown

"When Boris Johnson officially announced full lockdown on 23 March, my first thought was to photograph the empty retail parks of south London," explains Gorman.

A photo of Tower Bridge and the City of London at twilight was taken as lockdown London came to a halt for "Clap for Carers".

"This is an image that will possibly never be seen again, London with barely any cars on any of the bridges," he said.

London skyline
CHRIS GORMAN / BIG LADDER
Central London pictured during the Clap for Carers at 20:00 BST on 3 April

See more of his images here.