ROANOKE, Va. – The one factor Ethan Edghill loves as a lot as his digital camera is his hometown of Roanoke.
“That is residence. This has all the time been residence,” Edghill mentioned. “I can take photographs that appear to be New York Metropolis and photographs of the mountains, and so they’re solely 10 minutes away.”
When COVID-19 silenced the Star Metropolis, the photographer determined to doc the second in an effort to assist others survive the powerful occasions.
Edghill’s photography book, “There Will Be A Time,” was revealed final week. Half of the proceeds will go to Get Us PPE, which offers private protecting tools to healthcare staff.
“If I needed to lose any individual near me as a result of we couldn’t afford to get masks or couldn’t afford to get gloves, that’s unacceptable.”
Edghill shot footage of a socially-distant Roanoke for the e-book final month.
“It was simply actually unhappy and bizarre to see the city I grew up in, the place I like a lot shut down like this,” Edghill mentioned.
Edghill mentioned he offered out his preliminary run of 50 books inside hours of publishing, with some books delivery as far-off as Australia. He hopes the e-book evokes others to provide again and keep hopeful.
“We don’t know when this dangerous time goes to get higher, however it’s going to get higher,” Edghill mentioned. “We will’t overlook the place we got here from to get to higher.”
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