Lyle Owerko
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 LL Cool J, Rosie Perez, DJ Spooky, Pras of The Fugees amongst many others and the book, like the photos is an amazing historical document.

Blog Entries by Lyle Owerko

The Boombox Project - Bass is Fundamental

Posted 1 December 2011 | 00:00:00 (EST)

Five years ago an idea dropped on my lap. More likely it was always there, it simply needed to be uncovered. The idea was to create a documented history of the Boombox starting out with my personal collection.

Boomboxes have been a part of my life for a long...

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