While many of us have been keeping a low profile during the COVID-19 outbreak, New York photographer Jeremy Cohen has done anything but.
Cohen first caught the attention of the internet last week, when he posted “a story about a quarantined cutie” onto TikTok.
I can’t believe this actually worked and yes this is a real story pic.twitter.com/X5KbBl0qIe
— Jeremy Cohen (@jerm_cohen) March 22, 2020
In the video, Cohen spots a potential suitor dancing on a nearby rooftop. Rather than going across (and breaking social isolation rules) he instead flies his drone over, with his phone number attached.
His unorthodox approach worked, with the two soon arranging to go on a first date.
Social isolation was again an obstacle for the date, however the pair got past it by arranging a long-distance rooftop dinner date.
Wanting to meet face-to-face, the second date proved more challenging for Cohen and his new flame.
However, he decided to go into a literal bubble to ensure he did not spread any germs with his ‘quarantined cutie’.
How to date during Quarantine (PART 3) pic.twitter.com/2ER4UX4FN0
— Jeremy Cohen (@jerm_cohen) March 27, 2020
He again documented the experience on TikTok, where he has now garnered over 750,000 followers. On Twitter, the video has 2.6 million views.
Cohen also revealed he is planning on selling the bubble and donating the profits to healthcare workers in America.
But the coronavirus love story was only part of Cohen’s busy week.
A freelance photographer by trade, Cohen shot the stunning image of musician Gene Baker playing the double bass from his rooftop.
The image has made it onto the cover of New York magazine’s March 30–April 12, 2020.
“Set a goal for myself to shoot a cover 10+ years ago when I started photography,” he said. “Today is happened and it feels fucking amazing.”
The latest issue of New York also marks the first time the famous magazine has been compiled entirely remotely.
“We decided to scratch much of the conventions of a typical issue and rebuild this one to suit the particular needs and circumstances,” said New York editor-in-chief David Haskell.
“We knew we wanted to make a special project — a cover-to-cover attempt to help our readers adjust to the weirdness and difficulty of mass self-isolation.”