Photographer Steve Eichner has always been right at the center of the action, zooming in on the passing parade of people and places that comes to life every night in the City That Never Sleeps. Since landing in New York City in 1986, Steve's captured blink-and-you-miss-it moments at both emerging and established hotspots, and taken on-the-fly shots of everyone from Lower East Side denizens to Met Gala glitterati, along with iconic formal portraits of A-list fashionistas like Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz and Karl Lagerfeld. Equally at home on the red carpet and the back alleys behind a club, Steve comes armed with a slew of credentials as well as his arsenal of lenses. His years as house photographer for glitzy Club Kids night spots like Limelight and Palladium are showcased in his forthcoming book In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Club Culture in the 90s. During his two-decade stint as staff photographer for Women's Wear Daily (1997-2016), Steve shot more than 40 New York Fashion Weeks, and his photos have appeared in a host of national publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, People, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, W Magazine, Details, and GQ. While Steve is a master at wielding the tools of his trade, what really makes his photos shine is his knack for capturing the essence of his subjects. It's a rare gift, built on trust. For unlike the paparazzi, Steve doesn't stalk his prey. He makes his camera become a mirror in which people can see themselves as they want to be.
In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Nightlife in the 90s
Dive into the 1990s New York club scene with never-before-seen photos by its most prolific photographer, Steve Eichner.