It was only a week before the Governor announced the first case of COVID-19 19 in Manhattan that I last watched a movie at the cinema. The changes in lifestyle came swift. What I thought was temporary was a long-term change that would have an impact everyone on the planet. While some countries were successful in coping with the pandemic, NYC at that time was just starting to grapple with the crisis and was beginning to see the rise of cases. This are the photos I documented for the entire pandemic as life gradually changed into a new normal.
The New Normal: Life During The Pandemic
Behold, The Romper
Rom is not your ordinary Gotham superhero. He is a New York City based Headshot and Portrait Photographer in the greater Queens area of the city. He mainly blogs about three of his favorite topics: Travel (Hop), Pop Culture (Pop) and Photography (Snap) plus everything in between. The word “romp” literally means “an energetic play” which aptly describes his very playful and passionate nature. It also stands for ROm Matibag Photography, which he conceived during his boredom during the pandemic. Read more…