The Way it Was

April 10, 2020  •  7 Comments

To say that a lot has changed in the last three weeks would be an understatement.  Nashville and most of the country have been shut down since mid-March.  Social distancing is the new normal.  If you don't live with someone, you're not supposed to visit them.  Trips to the store should be infrequent and for necessities only.  Restaurants are take-out or delivery only.  All major events have been cancelled.  No one is playing organized sports.

Well if there are no events or sports, what's a event/sports photographer supposed to do?  This one is driving for Uber Eats.  I've been doing it occasionally for the past year when I didn't have photo work and I figured I'd keep doing it to have a cash flow.  I started keeping a somewhat daily journal on the 17th of March of things I'm seeing and doing and thinking while out there driving around.  I recently decided to turn it in to a photo blog.  I'm going to be using some excepts from my journal over the next few days and some of the pictures I have taken to try and get caught up to date.  Then I'm going to try to have something to post about from every day that I do deliveries.  Hopefully I can keep it interesting.

But first I'm going to share some pictures taken on February 19, before we knew what life would soon be like.  This was a typical Wednesday night.  I was shooting a corporate event at Honky Tonk Central and my contact asked me to get some atmosphere shots of Broadway while I waited for her to get here.  This is what I saw.

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Pat Hibbler(non-registered)
These photos are great. Looking forward to the ones...
Cousin Lynn in St. Charles(non-registered)
This is great and your photos are amazing. So important to document these crazy times.
Emily Knudsen(non-registered)
Bryan, I hope you will publish a book of your journal when we get back to our new "normal." I t is going to be interesting to read about years later. I am a bridge playing friend of your mother's. Can you believe we haven't played bridge in a month?
Shelly Roby(non-registered)
This is so great, Bryan! I would love to follow you and your work, especially in the midst of of our world events—seeing everything through the eyes of a photographer.
Linda StClair(non-registered)
This is a good idea. It is important for people to document what is happening and how the world is changing.
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