Maud Daujean is a French photographer doing a project in Silicon Valley during the shelter-in-place order. Also known as Miss Magic Lantern and based in Los Altos, she got the support of the Los Altos History Museum. She ventured outside her home, taking all the necessary precautions in these uncertain times: mask, social distancing even beyond the recommended 6 feet… to document how families shelter-in-place in her area. She is aiming at showcasing on the families’ front porches, what actually happens inside the homes.
Maud Dejean

Her project is called Life in Quarantine, and you can discover the photos here -> Life in Quarantine. As it is work in progress, this page will be updated regularly.

As of today, the spirit is humor and happiness but if you have another story to tell, she will document it too.

If you want to be part of this adventure, it’s very simple, you contact her, and book an appointment ( At the agreed time, you just have to show up on your front porch: she will be there in the distance, with her telephoto lens to immortalize this particular moment.

shelter-in-place silicon valleyYou are free to plan a small staging (+ it makes a family project). Having an appointment with Maud is the highlight of the day, breaking away from the stay-at-home routine.

She first started the adventure with her friends, then people listed in her address book, and then by word of mouth, families contacted her to be part of the project. Maud will photograph until the end of the shelter in place in Silicon Valley. 

This project is free of charge, she just encourages donations to the El Camino Health foundation (if you can).

Have a good photo shoot, get creative and keep us posted.shelter-in-place silicon valley

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