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Lyle Owerko

New York based filmmaker and photographer

Lyle Owerko is a New York based filmmaker and photographer who has directed music videos for artists such as Rufus Wainwright and American HI-FI. He also shot the cover for the September 11, 2001 issue of Time Magazine, which was ranked as one of the most important magazine covers in the past 40 years by the American Society Of Magazine Editors.
THE BOOMBOX PROJECT by Lyle Owerko, takes a vibrant look at an old-school icon, featuring contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes all on show at XOYO.

In conjunction, his book 'The Boombox Project: the machines, the music, and the urban underground' uses Owerko's own archival imagery and features an introduction from Spike Lee and commentary on the boombox culture by Ad-Roc The Beastie Boys, Fab 5 Freddy, Kool Moe Dee. LL Cool J, Rosie Perez, DJ Spooky, Pras of The Fugees amongst many others and the book, like the photos is an amazing historical document.