Ogle Winston Link was born in Brooklyn in 1914 and died in South Salem, New York in 2001. As a teenager, he developed early interests in photography, storytelling, tools, locomotives and rail yards. Amid the depression era, Link graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a degree in civil engineering. Soon after, he took a job as a photographer for a public relations firm, an act that launched his lifelong career as a commercial photographer, and allowed him the means to finance his own fine art work. He didn’t attempt to exhibit this series until 1983, the same year he retired from advertising. The work has since been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and in Japan and is present in numerous major museum collections around the world.