“Paradise Inside” is a series curated during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic.
What started off as an exploration of digital creativity, became a breath of fresh air during lockdown. This then became a a project which enabled us to connect with models/influencers through FaceTime. “Paradise Inside” captures one in their own realm in the comfort of their home with interviews that further encourage a space of conversation of evaluation and hope.
Liz Pinto e Melo.
Photography by Joel Smedley.
Creative Direction by Kiran Mariya.
What is keeping you motivated during this time?
I’m reading a lot during this time, drawing, taking pictures, running, walks with my dog… I’m trying to be as productive as I can.
What have you learnt about yourself during this period?
I learned that I could do many things for myself that I never really had the time for before, which I’ve realised it’s very important for me.
Since quarantine has been eased in Belgium, do you think there will be a big social impact? Or are things going back to normal quickly?
I think there will be a big social impact, we can already see things differently now in terms of the economical and social situation we’re facing. But the good result is that people will now be more careful and hygienic.
What would you say you have been most grateful for during quarantine?
For my family and my friends, I’ve never been more closer to them. I’ve also been grateful for having a good health and somewhere to stay.