six feet | between us

A project by Derek Boswell and Kevin Heslop

McIntosh Gallery commissioned photographer Derek Boswell and writer Kevin Heslop to collaborate on a series of texts and images based on their experience living in London, Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ten of Boswell’s photographs along with responsive texts by Heslop will be shared weekly beginning on October 29, 2020.

About the artist
A graduate of Western University’s Department of Visual Arts, Boswell is known for images of defeatured, uninhabited urban and suburban environments that evoke the emptiness of contemporary public space.

October 29, 2020

Derek Boswell,
Window Dressing. Taken on August 13, 2020 @ 19:32 with a Full-Spectrum Converted Sony A7R. 

November 5, 2020

Derek Boswell, Maximal Distancing. Taken on September 12, 2020 @ 15:44 with a Full-Spectrum Converted Sony A7R.

November 12, 2020

Derek Boswell, Flashfreeze. Taken on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:17pm with a Full-Spectrum Converted Sony A7R.

November 19, 2020

derek boswell, chaos of trepidation. taken on october 11st, 2020 @ 2pm with a rolleiflex 3.5b.
Poem edited by Conyer Clayton

November 26, 2020

Derek Boswell, Balance and Chaos. Taken on October 11th, 2020 @ 3pm with a Rolleiflex 3.5B.

December 3, 2020

Derek Boswell, All The Pretty Horses. Taken on August 20th, November 29th, October 11th, and December 1st, 2020 @ 3am with a Linhof Technika V, Rolleiflex 3.5B.

December 10, 2020

Derek Boswell, Predication. Taken on December 1st at 2am with a Linhof Technika V. 

December 17, 2020

Derek Boswell, Defenestration. Taken on December 1st @ 2am with a Linhof Technika V.

January 14, 2021

Derek Boswell, this too. Taken on December 25th, 2020 @ 5:14pm with a Full-Spectrum Converted Sony A7R.

January 21, 2021


Derek Boswell, looking forward to yesterday. Taken on December 25, 2020 @ 4:48pm with a Full-Spectrum Converted Sony A7R.

We acknowledge the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples, whose traditional lands include what is today referred to as London, Ontario.

This project is supported by the London Arts Council through the City of London's Community Arts Investment Program.