Photographer Mark Griffiths explores the emotional and unprecedented conditions of lockdown through These Four Walls Are Closing In, a photography series created in his flat in Cardiff.
The following images are a visual metaphor for the feeling of being isolated and the apprehension of the unknown during the ongoing lockdown.
To quote Lauren DeStefano, ‘There is no darkness like that of a confined space’ and it is this sensation of apprehension that is explored through the images in These Four Walls Are Closing In.
The pictures are a representation of my mental and physical wellbeing from being isolated or confined to a space for a prolonged period and convey my thoughts and feelings towards an uncertain future due to the pandemic.
Making this work allows me to express my inner anguish and worries about the situation we are facing and provides me with a therapeutic sense of purpose whilst confined within the four walls of my one bedroom flat.
Mark Griffiths is a freelance photographer based in Cardiff. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Wales/ Trinity St David. His work has been widely featured and exhibited throughout the world and he has been selected for a number of awards including the Fotofilmic and BLPA awards. He received regular commissions for Channel 4, The Telegraph Magazine, The Smith Journal, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Vice and The BBC among others.