John Shimon (born July 10, 1961) and Julie Lindemann (September 14, 1957 – August 25, 2015) are American artists who worked together as the collaborative duo J. Shimon & J. Lindemann. Shimon continues to work and teach at Lawrence University. They were born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and are best known for their photographs about human existence in the Midwest made using antiquarian photographic processes.
Shimon and Lindemann grew up in rural Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and met as undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1979–1983). Shimon majored in art and Lindemann in journalism. Shimon and Lindemann’s first collaborative project, Hollywood Autopsy, was a band formed during college with Bob Wasserman and Cyndee Baudhuin. Performing mainly at nightclubs in Madison, Hollywood Autopsy played shows with touring bands such as The Replacements, Killdozer, Hüsker Dü, X, and The Gun Club. They recorded a self-titled LP record in 1983 and then disbanded. Butch Vig at Smart Studios recorded the vocals and completed the mixdown. Little Big Chief Records reissued the LP in 2014 due to growing public interest in private press records.