Posts Tagged ‘Lyle Owerko’

LYLE OWERKO on WNYC

February 15, 2012

Today Lyle was asked to come down to the WNYC studios to be interviewed about his boombox collection.  The interview is charming and informative.  Check it out at wnyc.org/soundcheck  You can also view the slideshow here. See some samples from Lyle’s collection sitting with his dog Luna below.

LYLE OWERKO on WIRED.COM

January 20, 2012

Lyle Owerko

Today Lyle appeared on wired.com along side Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger and other famous photographers.   They all posed with their most iconic image.  Here, Lyle is seen with his iconic image of the plane hitting the second tower on 9/11.  The image ran as the cover of TIME that week.

Read the entire article here.

LYLE OWERKO + WHISPER FINE ARTS PRESENT THE BOOMBOX PROJECT in LONDON

November 29, 2011

“The Boombox Project comes to London starting later this week — the first opening exhibition is on Thursday December 1st at ‘XOYO’ with a live performance by Das Rascist – the second gallery event will be held on December 8th at ‘Whisper Fine Arts’ – the home gallery of The Boombox Project in London. The legendary Don Letts will be DJ’ing on Thursday Dec 8th at the Whispers Gallery space during the private view.” Lyle will be in London for both events and look forward to seeing all who can make it.

LYLE OWERKO for DANNIJO

October 14, 2011

The portrait series Lyle shot for super-groovy jewelry company Dannijo has been receiving lots of attention this month.  For their look book, Lyle teamed up with creatives and cultural influencers like QuestLove, Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) and Naveen Selvaduari (of FourSquare) to produce 54 striking portraits.  Here’s a look at the behind the scenes video.  More portraits to come!

LYLE OWERKO: 9/11

September 8, 2011

 

On September 11th, 2001, Lyle was just arriving home from a trip from Africa.  When he heard about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, he rushed down, camera in hand.  The images he took that day have become iconic and in the ten years since, Lyle has become as much a part of the story as a documentarian of the events of that day.  Here are two recent interviews about his images and experience.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/9-11-anniversary/Canadian+photographer+awestruck+devastation/5367331/story.html

http://www.ctv.ca/canadaAMPlayer/index.html?video=528591

 

LYLE OWERKO for CBC NEWS

September 1, 2011

Lyle was recently interviewed by the CBC News about his iconic photo of the World Trade Center from 9-11. The interview is pretty moving.  See the whole thing here.  An excerpt is below.

On Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Lyle Owerko’s camera bag sat beside his door, still packed with multiple cameras and lenses from a trip to Africa. Jet-lagged, he was sitting in his apartment in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood when the attack on the World Trade Center began.

“I heard the first plane crash…. It sounded so close,” Owerko said. The 43-year-old photographer, born in Calgary, raced onto the street and began shooting. The pictures he took were from a street-level viewpoint, bringing an immediacy and intimacy to the horror of the scene.

LYLE OWERKO + BOOMBOXES for NY MAG

July 7, 2011

In this week’s New York Magazine Lyle is in front of the camera, talking about his collection of boom boxes — which he documented in his book and recent show at Clic gallery (both titled The Boombox Project). See the full article (along with Lyle’s fellow analog collectors) here.

LYLE OWERKO + LIFE AND TIMES

June 2, 2011

Life and Times, Jay-Z’s new blog, recently ran a feature on Lyle and his Boombox Project. In the profile, he discusses the boombox as a metaphor and talks about how his life-long obsession with these iconic pieces lead to the project.  See the full interview here.