39 Reasons to Love New York (Right Now)

Photograph by Pelle Cass

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Behind the Cover

The cover image features 72 people who embody New York right now, from filmmaker Spike Lee and Senator Chuck Schumer to costume designer and artist Machine Dazzle and actress Sandra Bernhard.

A massive undertaking, this cover was one of the largest productions I’ve been a part of. We had only two hours in the day to shoot when the light would be even across the intersection. The final image was a composite of over 10,000 frames.

The result is a truly iconic cover that embodies the magic of walking through the city and wondering “Wait, is that...?”