MISS U. October 2020. Seven months into lockdown, a few months from the “High Quarantine” of the spring, New York is in a strange, transitional place. In making this cover, New York worked with an aerial messaging company on a custom banner that would capture a sentiment shared by many New Yorkers right now.
New York Magazine
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 24, 2020,1 P.M. New York, Four Weeks In. April 2020. In the first days of the citywide closure in March, Alexei Hay saw freakishly empty streetscapes around him and knew he wanted to preserve the moment before it passed. He rented a bucket-lift truck and hit the streets with an 8x10 inch view camera. Nothing is visibly wrong, but everything is wrong.