35mm · Film photography · Photography

Masked mannequins

I’ve noticed that the numbers of people still wearing masks has declined in the months since it ceased to be compulsory and instead became a recommendation in England. There are still plenty of them about, moreso in shops and other indoor spaces, but there’s a definite reduction. I still tend to wear mine when indoors (not at home, obviously) but have found myself forgetting more frequently of late. Previously the fact that the majority of the people around me were wearing them would act as a reminder and I’d quicky don my own, but with fewer to be seen it can be easier to forget, especially if I’ve been going in and out of various shops, continually putting my mask on and taking it back off again.

Forgetting my mask
Is becoming more common
As rules are withdrawn

Masked mannequins

Olympus XA3 & Ilford HP5+. Lab developed in Xtol.

Taken on 16 August 2021

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