Doortraits (Doorstep portraits) in Bamford; life during isolation and Coronavirus

Doorstep Portraits in Bamford was an idea born out of work that other great photographers have been doing around the country so I am certainly not the first person to have come up with this idea. It’s certainly testing times for everyone at the moment during the Coronavirus lockdown and I think that it is something which we will all talk about for many years to come and because of that I think it is something that should be documented. Sadly all of my current photograph work has been halted dead in it’s tracks since I am predominantly a wedding photographer, also really sad for lots of the couples who had their dates scheduled during the lockdown period. Because I’m not photographing any weddings or any of the other disciplines I photograph either I decided that I would jump on the doorstep portraits idea for my local community in Bamford. I will be making sure that I do this as part of my daily exercise taking a walk within the vicinity of Ashopton Road in Bamford and posting where I am going to be visiting and when within the Tom Hodgson Photography Doortaits Facebook group.

This is something I am doing completely free to give back to the community but I am also hoping that it will also aid Ashgate Hopsicecare as well. Some of you may well know I am going to be participating in the RideLondon100 (Covid-19 permitting it going ahead) and as my fundraising plans have been somewhat as flattened as my commercial photography I was hoping that people might be kind enough to donate to my Justgiving page. Everyone in Bamford has been amazing and have smashed my RideLondon target, I am also doing a 24 hour ride challenge raising money for Ashgate Hopsice to cover the distance from North Derbyshire to Dartmoor on an indoor bike and I am now hoping people can make a little donation to my fundraising page.

Want to keep up to date on the Doortraits project?

I realise that not everyone is on Facebook and so if you can’t or don’t want to join the Facebook group then you can simply join this mailing list. If you want to keep up to date and find out when I might next be visiting your road in Bamford then click on the button below to visit the Doortraits contact form. Simply fill out your details there (remembering to select “yes please” to be added to the mailing list) then I can contact you by email to let you know when I will be visiting your road.

Help me support Ashgate Hospice?

If you did like your Dootrait and you wanted to make a very kind donation to my JustGiving fundraising page with all the money going to Ashgate then please do click the button below and add as much or as little as you would like to donate.

The Bamford Doortrait images

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15 replies
  1. Claire Adams (Smith)
    Claire Adams (Smith) says:

    Hi Tom
    My mum’s neighbour told me about this. Loved looking at the picture’s …old and new faces (not age related).
    The pictures you have got of my mum are brilliant.. love the fact she wouldn’t let you take a picture with her walking stick!
    Great idea, thank you so much.

  2. Alison
    Alison says:

    Thanks for the fab photo Tom and lovely to meet you. Such a nice idea! We’ve donated to Ashgate, a very worthwhile cause.

  3. Samantha Randall
    Samantha Randall says:

    What super pics and what a positive keepsake you’re creating for us to look back on when all this is over


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