Michael Massaia writes:
“Over the past sixteen years I’ve spent the majority of my late nights and early mornings in hotel lobbies throughout Manhattan. Throughout those sleepless nights I was always taken by how that environment seemed to exist in a constant—no past, no present, no future—state. When the guests retired, I was left alone to experience the intimate nature of these places. This portfolio documents those long nights.
The majority of these images were taken in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, which has subsequently been sold, and closed to make way for condominiums. It will never be the way it was….”