The Covid-19 Series Easter Sunday

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

With Joyce and Mark Simmons ft. Jackie Alvarez


Today was Easter Sunday. I've always loved Easter. Maybe it's nostalgia, could be the deviled eggs, I don't know, but I do remember Nonna being extra generous one fateful Easter Sunday. I got a buck and some change. Oh a buck and a quarter maybe. What a whimsical day of joy it was. The mass was extra brief too. If only I invested that 1990 bucks in Apple. Eh - win some ya lose some.


I remember having endless energy and eating biscotti like popcorn. Today, or yesterday at this point was unlike any of the Easters of years gone by. Today was depressing. Today there was no sunlight or optimism in the sky. Nonna has long passed on and the memories of biscotti are fleeting. I have raisins - biscotti has raisins - thank God for an imagination. I feel that today is an appropriate time to share a photo series I've been shooting in Los Angeles documenting the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on families, friends, and our neighbors. The series is dramatic, poignant, and has given me a touch of humanity to stay sane during such a traumatic time.


Today Pope Francis said the Coronavirus Is ‘Testing Our Whole Human Family’


I believe this test has given me new inspiration to create. And create from a safe social distance. It's intentional that all of these shots are composed from afar on a long 135mm f/2.5 Pentax Super Takumar lens. I believe this vintage lens will give this project the right character and aesthetic I'd like to document this period of time with. What do you think?

Wildflower power.

Sweetheart Jackie Alvarez.

STAY HOME SAVE LIVES COVID-19 #STAYHOME #COVID19 #sonyalpha #pentax

A mother's stress. #stayhome #covid19

Rosemary garden.

My parents replanted our entire front yard drought resistant plants native to California. Look at how they've flourished! What green thumbs they are!


Flowers in my father's front yard. Shot on #sonyalpha#pentax#metabones#sonya7sii

Colored in Adobe Lightroom #lightroom #adobe #colorgrade

Photos by Danny Simmons #dannysimmons #dannymsimmons

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Founded by Danny Simmons in 2020 and based out of Santa Monica, Calif., Broken Dove Productions is a leading producer and distributor of sports documentaries, scripted comedy, and broadcast commercials. Broken Dove is a decoupled production company in production on three other documentaries set to release in 2021. We are experts in branded content, drone videography, commercial videography, and professional photography. For all press related inquiries email jasmin@espadapr.com of Espada PR for more information. 

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