Sam Kramer is the one-lady operation behind Near Modern Disaster. She has been working under the name since 1999 - when she first came across the Near (modern) Disaster series by photographer Nic Nicosia. She loved the series - and obviously loved the title. A few years into her run, Nicosia got word that she was using the name. He approved of her remarkable taste in 2003 - let’s hope he still feels the same.