My life in New York as a freelance photographer has come to a screeching halt on March 22 when we were ordered to shelter in place, or as Governor Cuomo liked to call it be put on pause.
Any scheduled jobs and a trip to see my family in Germany in May were canceled. New facts about the corornavirus in New York came out daily. My husband and I spent the first week of the lockdown scanning the news and talking to friends and family incessantly.
Since I moved to New York from Germany two decades ago I have always
photographed people and street life. So I am trying to keep doing that in these pandemic times as well.
I just bring my camera along on my walks and errand runs.
I am drawn more than ever to nature and I have never cooked so regularly in my life.
A wholesale fishmonger who lost all regular business due to closing restaurants sells now to the public. A little highlight for locked in Manhattanites.
People are leaving the city.
7 pm is appreciation time to honor ‘front line workers.’
Delivery Man. Super essential.
A lot of retailers boarded up their stores. This picture is in Soho. Normally we have only seen this kind of precaution to guard against a hurricane. It felt eerie.
Left: He walked all the way over from Brooklyn with all his gear to capture the empty city in Soho.
Right: Broadway, Soho
Past, Present & Future psychic readings are now done over the phone.
Great style. We can still get coffee to go in NYC which is great. The city runs on that stuff.
A neighbor and friend. I appreciate these quick unplanned encounters much more than I did before the lockdown.
Waiting in line to go grocery shopping on Ave A.
Adapting quickly to new demands. Union Square.
She has Times Square to herself.
Grand Central Station Concourse.