As an aspiring young photographer in the 1970's, Raeanne Rubenstein shot for many of the most popular magazines of her day. Her beat was the flamboyant artists and musicians who lived and worked in New York City's famed Lower East Side, home to the Fillmore East, Abby Hoffman, Jimmi Hendrix and so many other now-legendary characters. Her clients included then-alternative magazines like the Village Voice and Rolling Stone, and later, mainstream magazines like Life and People. One momentous day, she was sent on an assignment to photograph a hot artist who was making a big name for himself in the worlds of advertising, art and music--Andy Warhol. Rubenstein and Warhol hit it off, and for over a decade she became a fixture at Warhol's Factory, both as friend and documentarian.
She captured Warhol with the legends of his day, from Federico Fellini to Halston, from Lou Reed to superstars Viva and Jackie Curtis, and was there when he directed and shot films, took polaroids, painted and even, invented Interview Magazine. Rubenstein's photographs offer a unique glimpse into her experiences at The Factory, Warhol himself, and his coterie of assistants, musicians, mirth makers, and hangers on.
Rubenstein currently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.