Before his Warhol years, Name fled Poughkeepsie in his teens and landed in Greenwich Village. There, he worked for avant-garde composer La Monte Young, wrote poetry, and fell in with members of the
group. His primary pursuit involved stage lighting and design, and he worked nights as a waiter at the popular restaurant Serendipity 3, where he met Warhol.
After the Factory moved to a new location on Union Square in 1968, Name shed his role of de-facto documentarian. He spent his days in the darkroom as a recluse devoted to his negatives. He left the Factory in 1970 and began to perform his poetry in New Orleans and California, before his photographs began to earn him his own due fame.
Following his death, we remember Name through his achievement, these photographs, which immortalized a pivotal moment of cultural history.