A renowned New York City-based photographer, filmmaker and self-professed 'pop-culture junkie,' Owerko's editorial and fine art projects regularly take the globe-trotting artist to Africa, Japan, Europe and South America. His heart-wrenching editorial photograph of the Sept. 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center appeared on the cover of TIME magazine was named one of the 40 most important magazine covers in the last 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
In 2010, Abrams published, "The Boombox Project", his artful historical overview of the history of the Boombox as a seminal sonic-culture icon. That same year Hasselblad Cameras also named him a "Hasselblad Master" for his work as a fine art photojournalist. Lyle's work can be seen in many museum and private collections including the V&A in London who possess one of his Boomboxes in their permanent archive of 20th century historically significant objects.