Month: May 2012

MIB3 Rocks the Box office and Frank Ockenfels 3 did the one sheet!

JJAMZ for Foam Magazine……Christopher Wray-McCann

Today on NOWNESS – Some day I am going to Italy to watch the Mille Miglia!

Mille Miglia: Auto Italia

Stunning Classic Cars from the Starting Line of the Iconic Vintage Road Race

Photographer Simone Cavadini traveled to the quaint village of Brescia, Italy, to capture the rare wheels and impassioned teams competing in this year’s historical Mille Miglia road race. Around 400 enthusiasts flaunted their prized vintage cars—including Bugattis, Ferraris, Mercedes, and even a rare 1938 Lancia Astura from Verona’s Nicolis museum—for the crowd before heading south to Ferrara. An estimated four million spectators lined the race route, which begins and ends in Brescia, taking in picturesque piazzas through six regions on the way to Rome before doubling back. “It was like a classic postcard of Italy,” says Cavadini of the event. “During the day it was like being back in the 30s with the noise of the old cars, sun and music.” The course has barely changed since the race’s 1927 debut, when a group of Italy’s most famous racing drivers formed the Brescia Automobile Club and organized what would become the “world’s greatest road race,” as declared by Enzo Ferrari. “The most beautiful thing about the competition is discovering the little pieces of Italy. Rome, Firenze, Bologna, Verona,” says Cavadini. Behind the wheel of a 1930s Alfa Romeo, Argentinean duo Claudio Scalise and Daniel Claramunt beat the likes of former F1 driver Jochen Mass and Fiat’s President, John Elkann, to take this year’s coveted prize.

05/29/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Cars


I Love Hollywood Boulevard…..

05/24/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General

Sunset Strip – A New Mad Men billboard by Frank Ockenfels 3!

It is SO SO good this season – amazing!!!  Matthew Weiner paid The Beatles $250,000.00 to license the rights to ” Tomorrow Never Knows ” from the classic album ” Revolver ” for that amazing scene where Megan tells Don to listen to the album at the end of episode number eight – ” Lady Lazarus ” – a reference to a Sylvia Plath poem.   I love Mad Men!!!

05/23/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Advertising, Frank Ockenfels 3, General


I Love A Photo Editor…..

The other day they send this brilliant quote out by Martin Parr:

Too much photography

Now it is almost impossible for me to shoot a photo where someone is NOT taking a picture or posing for one. So I am under the impression that no-one is really paying attention to the splendours and beauties of the site, as the urge to photograph is so overwhelming. The photographic record of the visit has almost destroyed the very notion of actually looking.

Martin Parr.

05/22/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Photography


Christopher Wray-McCann photographed Waris Ahluwalia

THEN – An exhibition of photographs by Lisa Leone at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles

Please go see this new exhibition of my good friend Lisa Leone’s amazing photographs of the early hip hop scene, the artists and NYC in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The photographs are intimate and document a time when many of these artists were unknown and or young and still unaware of the camera. Lisa was truly part of the scene and the images are historical and personal. I am so happy for Lisa and proud of her too. This exhibition of these rarely scene photographs is a project she has long wanted to do and I was so sorry to miss the opening ( which was apparently amazing – see the link to the pictures of the party below ) but thrilled to see the show today with her and get the catalog which is beautifully printed by The Icon as are all the prints. Tyler Gibney the co-founder and curator of the gallery is there most days form 1PM – 6 PM but call first if you want to make sure to catch him on 323-788-4898. The gallery is on Spaulding just off of Melrose. Check it out until June 10th!

05/16/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General, Photography


SPD – Unsung Heroes of the West # 5 Thursday night in Los Angeles!

Please come if you can to Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood for a fun evening of community and creativity this Thursday. We have a great evening planned full of inspiration and the surprises of who the heroes are. Please RSVP and buy your tickets to the eventbrite link below so we know how much beer and wine and food to have on hand. Drinks @ 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM – hope to see you! You may notice a change to the invite that was originally sent you – our favorite burger place was not happy with our homage – OOPS!

05/15/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General


Last week with Via Yoga at Rancho Pescadero in Mexico

I just got back from a wonderful week at Rancho Pescadero in Todos Santos, Mexico. I was there on a fitness, yoga, pilates and surfing retreat through Via Yoga. Thanks to Susie from Via Yoga and Alisa Wyatt our amazing instructor and Mario our surf master – a good time was had by all. The hotel is amazing and a beautiful spot to get away with fantastic food – we love Chef Bueno and the staff are all lovely, fun and helpful!

05/14/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Travel