The year started out with the usual coverage, high school basketball championships, murder trials, legislative sessions, an Oprah Winfrey tour and the arrival of those soon-to-be-infamous new voting machines.
Then the world changed. Amid early fears of COVID-19, metro Atlanta began to shut down. The constant noise and traffic were suddenly quiet. In recent years, Shin has added drone photography to his skills, and this allowed him to document the roadways from a unique vantage point. When he saw a largely empty Spaghetti Junction during rush hour, he said “I realized this year wouldn’t be the same.”