Quartraits by Kimberley Lovato

  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press (December 9, 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 230 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1662903677
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1662903670
  • Item Weight : 1.27 pounds
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.54 x 8.5 inches


When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order landed on Los Angeles in March 2020, professional photographer Innis Casey grabbed his camera and began snapping portraits through the windows of his quarantined neighbors. He dubbed theseimages ‘quartraits’ and before long, he was zipping across the city, shooting pictures of families, artists, professionals, and even a few celebrities such as Kate del Castillo, Eric McCormack, Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.These quartraits, it turned out, were not just mementos, they were also time capsules marking an unprecedented moment in our collective history. Curious to know more about those he captured with his lens, Innis enlisted his sister, travel journalist Kimberley Lovato, to dig deeper into their personal journeys. What was revealed were stories of uncertainty, struggle, and loss alongside tales laced with perseverance, humor, and compassion. From quarantining with an Airbnb guest and the heartbreak of saying goodbye to helping the homeless and transforming a backyard into Paris for a neighbor’s 50th birthday, this collection of stunning portraits and poignant revelations is Quartraits: Portrait of a Community in Quarantine, a keepsake for futuregenerations and a reminder of the resilience and humanity that connects us all.