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Doorstep Portraits: Sheffield photographer releases lockdown project book

Sheffield-based photographer Ellie Grace made national headlines during the first coronavirus lockdown with ‘Doorstep Portraits’ – a heart-warming project documenting the lives of local residents during an unprecedented time in the city’s history.

Inside the 140-page book you’ll find residents of Abbeydale Road, Heeley, Crookes, Sharrow, Netheredge, Hunters Bar and Meersbrook. The design took social distancing as a concept and applied it to how the photos and type are arranged, creating space between everyone, even the questions and their answers.

Ellie said of the project: “This book is a reminder of the good times of lockdown and a reminder of the strange little world that we all lived in for a while. It was weird, it was scary and it was sad, but some good things did come out of it. Neighbourhood spirit and bonds of family and friendships were particularly strong outcomes and I hope this book reminds you of these positive aspects that got quite a few of us through the hard times.”

‘Doorstep Portraits – People Under Lockdown’ costs £21 (including p+p) and can be purchased from

You can keep up to date with Ellie’s latest work on Insta by following @elliegracephotography

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