The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed lives, disrupted economies, and changed daily existence as we know it. It has also shown us how strong we can be, and how creative, even in isolation. For this portfolio, part of our special June/July issue, we asked designers, photographers, artists, editors, models (and a few celebrities we love) to show us what their lives have looked like these past weeks. The result? An extraordinary document of self-expression, and a reminder of the resilience of hope.
“I’m taking lots of little dance breaks,” says the actor. “Finding new music to dance to. Printing out pictures to put on my wall. Writing a lot. Drawing a lot. I’ve been staying off my phone for as long as I can, then going on video-chat apps to see friends when I get lonely. I’m also figuring out how many variations of ‘X on top of bread’ I can do with my food, and thinking about everything I’m gonna do when we’re allowed to go out for fun again.”