Theresa Ortolani is a Brooklyn-based photographer. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and was awarded a Sojourner Truth Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Fine Art Photography. She has developed and directed photography programs in conjunction with the Ansel Adams Center, the San Francisco Art Institute, NYU, and SUNY. When she’s not dodging dirt bikes or setting stuntmen aflame for her upcoming release, Don’t Try This at Home, Theresa spends time in New Paltz, NY.
Ian McLaughlin is a New York stuntman, stunt coordinator and stunt rigger. Among the numerous films he has appeared in are Salt, Shutter Island, Duplicity, I Am Legend, and The Departed. He has doubled actors including Clive Owen, Ashton Kutcher, Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, and Christopher Meloni. McLaughlin also races dirt bikes. He is the Technical Consultant and, along with Theresa Ortolani, the Coeditor of Photography and Text for Endurance.
Ezra Dyer is a journalist who has covered cars for Esquire, Men’s Journal, The New York Times, and Automobile Magazine, among other publications. A multiple International Automotive Media Award-winner, Dyer earned a 2008 Folio Eddie Award gold medal for his Automobile feature story on the Smart Car. Ezra has a motorcycle license, but remains vaguely afraid of dirt bikes after crashing his Arctic Cat minibike into his house at age ten.
Eddie Brannan is the Creative Director of CITY Magazine. One of the founding editors of Trace Magazine, he went on to become Creative Director of The Fader, BlackBook, and SPREAD ArtCulture magazines. He’s a contributing editor to Big and Big Man magazines, and has worked on advertising and branding projects for clients including Alexander McQueen/Puma, and Lexus. CITY Art Director, Alexander Wolf, joins him in the design of Endurance. Wolf’s other projects have included work for W Hotels, Brand Asset Group, and Brightcove — in addition to similarly collaborating with Brannan on SPREAD ArtCulture in print and online. He is also the creator of the ENDURANCE website.
powerHouse Books is a leading publisher of high-quality art, documentary photography, and pop culture monographs and illustrated books, including Jesse James and His Beautiful Machines by Nathaniel Welch, Prep: The Spirit of a High School Football Team by Richard Corman, Thread by Patrick Trefz, and Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection by Amanda Young. Recent releases include Blabac Photo: The Art of Skateboarding Photography by Mike Blabac, and Short Track by Jake Mendel.