Iconic model / photographer and filmmaker
Steven Lyon releases first NFT drop in Aid of Ukraine’s war victim children.
“THE FREEDOM DROP”
Pinhole.Art is releasing another incredible NFT collection, this time by famed photographer, film-maker and wildlife activist Steven Lyon.
Los Angeles, USA – March 24th, 2022 — After being discovered by Andy Warhol in Hollywood followed by a legendary modeling career in the 80’s and 90’s. Lyon has since taken up a film camera and has been creating art for over 30 years, this time his subject isn’t supermodels or celebrities like Serena Williams and Chris Cornell. And not even the gritty wildlife images that he is known for, but now combining those images and his artistry stirred by the bloodbath in Ukraine. Lyon takes us on a compelling journey drawing our eyes and attention to the bond between people, brothers at war. The commonality in humans and what matters most to us.
This is Lyons first NFT drop with more coming in the near future. On the collection Steven Lyon commented:
“The art pieces I’ve created from my own fine art works are meant to show the tragic demise of the love and friendship these two amazing cultures had for each other just one month ago. I’ve created 5 NFT pieces that meant so much to me as an artist for their beauty. Now they say something else. I know I won’t be on a plane to bear arms and fight so I created these NFT images with the proceeds going to help the war torn Ukrainian people.”
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
~ Howard Zinn
100% of the profits of each NFT sale is going directly to All Hands and Hearts Foundation, founded by Steven’s longtime friend, model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova, to support their vital efforts to provide humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine.
All Hands and Hearts has deployed a team and are on the ground in Poland supporting various efforts focused on enabling the safe passage of disabled children and accompanied children across the Ukrainian border.
Trendy digital art gallery Pinhole.art is releasing the “The Freedom Drop” in collaboration with popular marketplace Opensea, available from March 24th, 2022, https://opensea.io/collection/the-freedom-drop
Pinhole commented: “This is a very thought provoking and symbolic collection of NFTs that we became fascinated with as the Ukraine crisis was unfolding, not only is it attractive for wallets worldwide but, along with Steven Lyon, we are dedicating the profits to help the ones who need it the most- the victims of this catastrophic war. The war has put many things into perspective for us and highlighted over again our fundamental need for freedom.”
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Pinhole is a digital art gallery – the new way of collecting photographic art. Established in 2021, Pinhole facilitates the sale of the world’s most iconic photographic work as NFTs. NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are digital recreations of artworks that are unique to their owner and are sold and validated via the Ethereum blockchain using an NFT marketplace and have collaborated with talents such as Marco Glaviano, Cindy Crawford, Alexis Ren and more.
Pinhole aims to explore the connection between traditional art and photography, further blurring the divide of art collecting and technology, and usher in a completely new wave of buyers, collectors and enthusiasts across the world.
OpenSea is an American online non-fungible token marketplace headquartered in New York City. The company was founded by Devin Finzer and Alex Atallah in 2017. OpenSea offers a marketplace allowing for non-fungible tokens to be sold directly at a fixed price, or through an auction, based on the Ethereum ERC-721 standard and the layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum Polygon.
About Steven Lyon
Hailing from Los Angeles, photographer, writer and director, Lyon has been considered an enigma within his industry of the art world and a bona-fide renaissance visionary. He has engineered a creative legacy both in front and behind the camera for over three decades.
It was in the early 80’s that he was first discovered by Andy Warhol’s lens as a model for his new Interview magazine. Considered one of the top male models in the world throughout the 80s and 90s, he is still one of the internationally recognized, fashion models of this era.
For the past 25 years he immersed himself into the fashion world of Paris – only this time, on the other side of the lens, as a fine art, fashion, celebrity and wildlife photographer. Lyon drew inspiration from the cinema especially film noir and German Expressionist cinematography.
In the city of lights, he established himself as a creative impresario, sometimes irreverent, a borderline rebel, walking his own path in the global, fashion photography, arena. Lyon’s work has been exhibited throughout the galleries of Europe, and published in numerous magazines including, Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ, but mostly in leading art house magazines.
For the past 8 years, Lyon has been in production of a feature documentary film shot Africa called, “Something that Matters”. This poignant documentary takes a raw, first-hand look at the escalating crisis of poaching and corruption, which threatens extinction of the entire Rhino species. Lyon has logged over 1,000 km, on foot, on an exceptional trek in the African Bush in search of the real story behind this crisis.
In 2013 Steven Lyon founded a nonprofit organization aptly named Lyonheartlove. The documentary, is the inaugural project under the auspices of the organization.
After a three-decade stint abroad and in NYC, Steven Lyon has finally returned to his hometown of Los Angeles where he founded and is acting editor in chief of a new art publication named “INDULGE”. It’s an art and image based bi-annual publication catering to film photography profiling master photographers and artist.
Lyon continues his tireless work on the plight of the Rhinos and will be debuting his documentary, “Something That Matters”, in Spring 2023