Until recently life has been a never-ending blur of busyness for most of us with no time to slow down, no time to think and certainly no time to relax and just spend time with loved ones. As horrific as COVID-19 is we can thank it for at least one thing: for reminding us of the precious gift known as time. Sheltering in place, as difficult as it is in so many ways, has forced us to recalibrate our mindset to realize that we have the opportunity to slow the pace of life down and spend more time together, just being together, and not feel guilty about it. From a lifetime perspective this period in our history will pass before long and we will all slowly go back to running as hard and fast towards whatever finish line we have set for ourselves. So while we are all home let’s pause to remember this moment forever as it will not last long. At the same time you will have the opportunity to help caregivers who, because of their dedication to serve, now need help themselves.
Through the process of creating images we will be working to raise funds to be donated to the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund which will assist Hoag in caring for our community members affected by the virus as well as the caregivers and staff working tirelessly to treat them. As a professional photographer for over 30 years and the owner of Turville Photography, Steve Lopushinsky is an award-winning Master Photographer who will tell you that his passion comes not solely from his art, but from those who he creates art for. Now by donating his time to make portraits of families in front of their homes from a socially safe distance he will be creating images that will capture this unprecedented time in history.