Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70's. Using his father's Nikon F and a 50mm lens, he began by exploring the city as a means to connect with the people in his neighborhood and learn the craft of making images. His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his first monograph: The New Yorkers.
His work is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. His photographs are also in many private collections including Westin and Marriott Hotels. In 2011, images from The New Yorkers were exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum. Most recently, his solo exhibition "A Waking Dream," was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Columbia.
He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and received his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His love of light and color, and making images that find the transcendent in the seemingly mundane, continues to this day. Roberts forthcoming book The Phone Book was released by Schiffer Books in 2015.
Mike Joyce is the founder of Stereotype Design in New York City, a studio specializing in projects for the entertainment industry. He has designed album packaging for established artists such as Iggy Pop, Morphine, Fall Out Boy, Natalie Merchant, The Lemonheads, David Sedaris, and Aretha Franklin.
In 2000, Mike was selected for Print Magazine's exclusive New Visual Artists annual issue, showcasing twenty emerging designers under the age of 30. His work has been featured in over 90 publications and in various exhibitions. In 2012, he launched Swissted, a personal project combining his love of Swiss graphic design and punk rock, redesigning old show flyers into hundreds of international Typographic Style posters, spawning editorial features, gallery shows, and a 200 page oversized art book published by Quirk.
Born in Brazil in 1949, moved to New York in 1972. Natalici's iconic photography of the East Village art scene in the late 70's and early 80's includes sought after images of a young Jean-Michel Basquiat, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Keith Haring, Blondie, The Ramones and more. In 1976 and 1977 Natalici was hired as Art Director and Still photographer of Amos Poe's two seminal, underground Manhattan art films, "Unmade Beds" & "The Foreigner."
As an Art Director, Fernando played a key role in designing for historic venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Natalici's photos of Keith Haring’s early years were recently cataloged by the Keith Haring Foundation, with his art design for Jean-Michel Basquiat having been profiled in Art in America. As a master printer & photo consultant, Fernando played a pivotal role in helping Venice Biennial artist Vik Muniz develop his Met exhibited Memory Rendering Series.
Most recently, Fernando’s work has been featured in the Jeffrey Deitch curated show & book of the same title, “Area”— at The Hole Gallery in NYC— with his film stills from the 70’s presently exhibited at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of The Arts.
Leni Sinclair fled from communist East Germany when she was 18 years old and made her way to Detroit, Michigan, where she enrolled at Wayne State University. In 1964, Sinclair co-founded the Detroit Artists Workshop and began photographing avant-garde jazz artists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk. During this time, Leni married fellow student John Sinclair and continued to be heavily involved in the counter culture revolution by photographing bands such as the MC5, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and many more.
Leni Sinclair helped organize the “Free John Sinclair” concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1971, headlined by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Bob Seger, and Stevie Wonder where John Lennon performed his song, “John Sinclair” about Leni’s husband. Leni Sinclair’s historically iconic photos of Detroit’s counter-cultural movement and important place in Rock history have appeared in countless newspapers, magazines, books, LP and CD covers over the years.