• Video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

A photographer from Bedford is capturing life in lockdown by taking pictures of her neighbours through their windows.

Chiara MacCall decided to capture pictures for her project ‘Life Through Windows’ whilst on her daily walk to help keep up community morale and deal with “isolation anxiety”.

Residents in lockdown in Bedford Credit: Chiara MacCall

Chiara said it is a way of physically connecting with people whilst social distancing.

Residents in lockdown in Bedford Credit: Chiara MacCall

Chiara said that although the pictures weren't perfect, she found they were a true reflection of what is going on.

"I think from a photographer's point of view, a window is a great frame, I am always looking through a rectangle."

“All these pictures were taken at a safe distance with a long lense, I have been really careful but still loving the interaction with everyone. I organise a day and time to go and visit and then organise for them to be ready at their window ready to go. There’s lots of waving and laughing involved too.”

Residents in lockdown in Bedford Credit: Chiara MacCall

Chiara says the most important part of the project is being able to “connect with others” and give people something to look forward to.

Residents in lockdown in Bedford Credit: Chiara MacCall

Chiara said her work had dried up as a result of the outbreak, but that taking people's pictures was helping her at this time.

“Doing this has helped my anxiety about not being able to be present, and hopefully helped those in the community too.”