24 kisses in 24 hours: a dizzying project by a photographer from New YorkBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/24-kisses-in-24-hours-a-dizzying-project-by-a-photographer-from-new-york
Photographer Ryan McGinley took a series of pictures for a special issue of The New York Times dedicated to love. To do this, he had to spend 24 hours on the streets of New York - McGinley walked, rode the subway, looked at the windows of cafes where couples dined, and asked the duets he liked to kiss as much as possible. The most sensual shots eventually became the basis for the series "24 kisses around New York City in 24 hours" (24 kisses around New York city in 24 hours).
Source: The New York Times
Please note that every picture in the series "24 kisses in 24 hours" became the cover of The New York Times. The covers were distributed among subscribers and newsstands in an arbitrary way so that the "kisses" covered the whole city. The shooting of Ryan McGinley took place on May 19 — he photographed exactly a day: from midnight to midnight. McGinley later said that couples focused on each other better when he was distracted from shooting. Returning, Ryan managed to make the most tender and passionate shots. Each photo of the series, published on the website of The New York Times, has a caption — brief information about the couple. According to some signatures, it is clear that people have been together quite recently (for example, Claire Christensen and London O'Connor have been dating for only five months). Other couples, on the contrary, have a common surname and a solid experience of living together. So, the absolute record for falling in love among the participants of the series "24" was set by Olivia and Richard Bieri — they are both 81 years old. And they have been together for 56 years. Ryan McGinley is a photographer who at the age of 26 became one of the youngest artists whose private exhibition was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. For the past ten years, McGinley has focused on creating work involving active nude figures in American landscapes. His interest in the photography of feelings and emotions is evident in the series of works "24".