Christmas in London was different this year. Instead of being with my family I went out on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day in my parent's community to document what it looked like for them. 


  • The Vicar of All Saints' Church Childs Hill | Parish Church of All Saints at home with his family in the vicarage on Christmas Eve. He later held Christmas Eve Mass. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • Mark plays the organ for Christmas Eve Mass at All Saints' Church Childs Hill | Parish Church of All Saints ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • Suzanne, 84 years old lives on her own. Suzanne doesn’t have access technology for video calling but says she has received more Christmas cards this year, around 50 in fact. She feels a great sense of solitude at the moment, not least of all because she doesn’t know many other people in her situation and feels that elderly people on their own are underrepresented in the media. “The BBC news never shows any older person with no family. It makes me feel worthless and causes survivors guilt.” As an avid music fan she takes solace in listening to music, a friend who rings her every evening and letters from a young singer who I know who is working in Germany. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • A young girl plays alone with her dolls this year rather than celebrating Christmas with other children. She is an only child and would normally have seen her two cousins at Christmas. It was very hard for her when her family skyped her Grandad in New Zealand because over there people could get together for Christmas and she saw lots of her young family members all playing together. (© KT Watson; ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | @ktwphotographer)

  • What comforts designer Gail through these hard times is her husband and two boys. "Their hugs and kisses, their laughter, their witty minds and big hearts keep me going. Their ability to get angry and upset and then bounce back and own it has been incredible to experience. Our resilience is what comforts me. And lots of board games, Netflix and chocolate!" ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • My dad, Derek Watson. He missed the usual chaos and mayhem of having us all round (I'm sure!) especially his grandson Jasper. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • The Vicar of All Saints' Church Childs Hill | Parish Church of All Saints at home with his family in the vicarage on Christmas Eve. He later held Christmas Eve Mass. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • Christmas Eve Mass at All Saints' Church Childs Hill | Parish Church of All Saints. The Church also live streamed the service on Zoom and Facebook ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • “This year made us think differently. We are enjoying every simple moment as having a walk outside in the sun or a coffee with a friend. Everything which was normal is now becoming a privilege (like spending Christmas with your family)” - Sophie, 42. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • Portrait of a young boy through a window as part of a family photoshoot on Christmas Day. 2020

  • ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • Sergio Biseo, in his eighties, plays his double bass. He and his wife were sad not to see his grandchildren this year, but they kept busy with various video calling over Christmas. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

  • A family look out their window as night falls on boxing day. ©KT Watson | ktwphotographer@gmail.com | www.ktw.photographer | IG: @ktwphotographer

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