March 19, 2020 12.16 pm This story is over 44 months old

Photographers get creative during coronavirus outbreak

It includes a free service to help local businesses

Local photographers are getting creative to spread positivity amid the concern of the coronavirus outbreak.

Some businesses have been forced to close, including Ask and Zizzi on the Brayford, but others are still operating and usual and many, including Brayford restaurants, are operating takeaway and delivery services.

Free small business promotion

The Lincolnite photographer Steve Smailes has started a blog series called “In Focus”. His business, Steve Smailes Photography, is offering a free promotion service for any small businesses still operating.

The first to feature was Madame Waffle, which has served the High Street for five years.

Madame Waffle is still open for business. Photo: Steve Smailes Photography

Steve will come out and take a portrait of the owner and a few photos that can be used on social media to show people what’s out there in the local community.

Bruce Whetton, co-founder of Madame Waffle. Photo: Steve Smailes Photography

Small business wishing to be involved should email [email protected] with contact details and what you are doing to keep the business going.

A clean shot

A baby photographer based near Lincoln is battling to keep going during tough times and took quirky photos of a cleaning product Dettol spray, alongside colourful props.

Photo: Tiny Feet Photography by Hollie

Tiny Feet Photography by Hollie, located at The Green in Nettleham, put up a post on Facebook confirming it is still open and the photos prompted around 300 reactions.

Photo: Tiny Feet Photography by Hollie

Owner Hollie Vasey told The Lincolnite: “We are still open and trying to keep it safe. Dettol is a bit more precious at the moment so we wanted to do something a bit different.

“It has been really busy lately, if anything we are busier and nobody has cancelled and we are battling to keep going.”

Some firms are offering delivery services, including Bar Unico and Salted Orange Food Co, and communities in Lincoln are also pulling together to offer help to those in need during these difficult times.

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