'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19
Neil Zeller takes photos with a long lens to maintain physical distancing
A Calgary freelance photographer has been keeping busy shooting "porchraits" of families around the city since the COVID-19 pandemic sapped his usual source of income.
Neil Zeller says the sessions are in high demand and he's on track to complete 200 in little over a week.
He says clients wear whatever they want, whether it's pyjamas or formal wear, and he takes photos outside their homes with a long lens to maintain enough physical distancing.
Zeller says he was inspired by isolation portraits taken by Yellowknife photographer Pat Kane, and he's since heard of several other shooters offering similar sessions during the pandemic.
Zeller makes his living shooting live events and leading photo tours, all of which have been cancelled for the next six months because of COVID-19.
He's not charging anything for his latest portraits, but clients can donate whatever they can.
Check out some more of Zeller's creations below: