OK here is some background info on Tin Lizards. This is a commissioned drop, underwritten by collectors. What does this mean? On October 1, Robert LeBlanc, known for his gritty photographs of American subcultures, is embarking on a 5 month journey on the Amtrak railroads across the American heartland. The series will result in a 45 piece collection of photographs. The ERC 1155 collectable token is limited to 10, meaning 10 collectors will underwrite the project through the purchase of the token, priced at 2.5 ETH. Each collector will receive 4 images, 1/1 ERC 721 tokens, on release of the final collection May 1, 2023. This is a fully interactive, blockchain native project, collectors will be an integral part of the creation and curation process, voting on directions, destinations and other details through a private Twitter community and the 96 Studio discord. Collectors will also have the opportunity to weigh in on the final image selection. More details at Robert LeBlanc — 96 Studio
Robert’s current project “A New America” is collected by some of the top collectors in the space.
Robert LeBlanc is an art and documentary photographer. His work is marked by uncommon intensity and immediacy, the product of a career spent documenting subcultures, rappers and the raw corners of the world from a position of extreme closeness.
His projects are often the result of years worth of trust-building, and he has built a practice of finding and gaining intimate access to undiscovered and revelatory slices of life that speak with great power to a world in upheaval. He has documented hotshot firefighters, hurricane survivors, Pentecostal snake handlers, and the American sideshow scene .
His book Unlawful Conduct, which pre-sold out in 8 countries, has been carried in leading art bookstores around the world including MoMA PS1 and the Frye Art Museum. His upcoming book, A New America is a panoramic exploration of daily life and the wild fringes of a country in uncommon times, seen by a photographer with an uncommon lens.
LeBlanc is regularly published in both avant-garde and reportage magazines, commissioned by prominent fashion labels, record labels, and automotive companies.
Selected publications include i-D, VICE, Buzzfeed News, Into The Cold, Paper Magazine, Monster Children, Sony Alpha, Hypebeast, HighSnobiety, Bitchslap Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Dodho Magazine and The Photographic Journal.
Selected clients include Tesla, Adidas, New Balance, Vice, SONY, Fujifilm, Levis, Carhartt WIP, Red Bull, Born X Raised, Stones Throw Records, OBEY, HUF, Roc Nation.