Stanley Stellar is born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. He is considered one of the photographers of the early period of gay liberation. Many of his pictures have become icons of that history. The important Leslie-Lohman Foundation has dedicated to his work a fundamental exhibition in 2011. From 1962 to 1965 Stellar has frequented the Parsons School of Design, Department of Graphic Design, New York; worked as editorial designer, visual coordinator, creative assistant and art director for The New York Native Newspaper, Christopher Street Magazine, That New Magazine, Penthouse Publishing, Art Direction Magazine, Fandango, Expanding Cinema, Avant Garde Magazine.
Robert C. Rore was born 1954 in Berchtesgaden. After his apprenticeship as a chemical engineer he worked at a research facility and did his college degree. He started reading chemistry in Munich and then Art history for a couple of terms before having his first single feature exhibition in 1982. That same year he got ac-cepted into the German Arts Association (Berufsverband bildender Künstler) and has worked as a freelance artist in Munich ever since. His work ranges from ornate still life through a range of fruit and vegetables, to city views, from nude studies to portraits, from book illustrations to large wall paintings.