Post-its during lockdown

Amsterdam • October 2020

I first noticed these hopeful Post-it notes around the end of October 2020, just as the weather was cooling and a long lockdown was imminent. Mostly photographed in Amsterdam’s west, these sweet messages from an unknown stranger lifted my mood on my walks.

Despite their smallness, these optimistic gestures were part of the ‘We’re all in this together” spirit that came to define COVID-19. There was something about these heartfelt messages that shifted your perspective, especially on bleak winter days when social contact was limited.

Thank you kind stranger.