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Mark Bello, Covid-19, 2020, digital photograph, Lightroom

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

This photograph is my response to Shawn Record's weekly assignment that we build a potential photo book by adding one photo per week to a D2L thread started by Shawn. The prior image included a roll of masking tape, so I wanted to show another type of roll, a toilet paper roll. The pandemic has made tp one of our society's most essential possessions. I wanted to show it as a Platonic idea so I put it out of context on a soft background with soft lighting. I used a 50mm lens with a speedlight for fill-in light. My concept is that we are all seeking purity and comfort. And "clean" tp does the trick!