Month: August 2013

Frank Ockenfels 3 – AMC Hell on Wheels – Season Three

The Guardian in the UK covers Sam Jones OFF CAMERA

Devon Halfnight LeFlufy – I am so proud of my nephew!!

Devon just graduated from The Royal Academy in Antwerp with his Masters Degree in Fashion. His graduation show was covered by Suzy Menkes in the Tribune as well as on the NY Times website. He is a mens wear designer! Here he is in the September issue of ID Magazine. His men’s collection called True Believer is a collaboration with his Canadian friend and artist Brian Kokoska and will be carried in Opening Ceremony this Fall as well as some other Japanese stores. How proud am I? Here is his Facebook link to follow more on him – and LIKE him please! And his website is here too.

08/28/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Fashion

Frank Ockenfels 3 – Louis C.K.

There are billboards for the upcoming Emmys and for consideration of the last season of FX’s Louie season up all around LA – as seen in this billboard on Sunset Blvd. Love this simple B&W portrait that Frank did on the last shoot with Louis.

Louis is amazing as we know and is really great in the new Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine if you have not seen it.

08/27/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Advertising, Frank Ockenfels 3, New Work, Photography


HAPPY FRIDAY!! If you are missing NYC like Laura and I always do….Watch this great film…..

A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.

Josh our pal at MAL sent Laura this piece from VIMEO by Andrew Clancy. Laura and I both have lived in NYC and miss it all the time so we loved watching this and love the music too. Thanks Josh!

Andrew Clancy writes: As a filmmaker living in New York for the first time, I’d grab my Canon 7D and shoot footage of what was going on around me, to try and take in all that was happening. To try and capture the sense of community I felt in a place so large and diverse.
It seemed like a never ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here’s the end result, it’s a bit rough and tumble but that’s life in the Big Apple I guess.
Turn up the volume or put your in earphones for the beautiful song ‘We Don’t Eat’ by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow.
For those who asked these are the lens I used:
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF

08/23/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Travel

All The Best Cabins Have Names!! Summer vacation Christopher Wray-McCann style…

In Memoriam – San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa

I saw an amazing exhibition of her work at the Japanese American Museum here in Los Angeles a few years ago at the suggestion and with my friend the artist Robert Lewis. I loved her work and her life story. After that I saw pieces in the wonderful LACMA show California Design 1930-1985 – Living in a Modern Way and then a beautiful piece was at the Los Angeles Modern Auction a year or so ago. Her work was organic and magical to see. Robert made me my own small Ruth Asawa sculpture after the show and I know her work has always inspired him.

This is from LAMA blog and site:

As we remember San Francisco sculptor, Ruth Asawa, who passed away last Tuesday night, we will celebrate her creative genius, her strong will, and her beautifully intricate wire forms. A common misconception about these continuous forms is that Asawa created a fabric of loops and then molded it, but she actually created the shape by adding and subtracting loops, either working top to bottom or bottom to top, which her daughter Aiko said involves a lot of math. Additionally, Aiko spoke of how her mother would revisit her earlier works and reinterpret these projects later, which showed her constant involvement and development of her own work.

Asawa has only recently been recognized as a world-renowned artist after decades of creating public landmarks and personal artworks. Her crocheted forms have a permanent place at the de Young Museum after a retrospective in 2006, and this past spring a wire form sold for over $1 million at auction.

We will remember Asawa’s immense talent and her ability to pioneer a new form of sculpture, while transcending barriers faced by Asian-American women in post-WWII America.

08/21/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General

Eye Forward in Europe

I was in Paris and Antwerp the week before last for a family wedding and a vacation. Loved seeing Frank Ockenfel’s cover of GUP in a magazine store in Antwerp and then in the Paris Metro a Sam Taylor Johnson image for a museum show beside a Frank Ockenfels Percy Jackson movie poster – you can never truly escape but it made me feel very proud!!

08/20/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, Entertainment, Frank Ockenfels 3, General, Photography


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Jerry Seinfeld is BRILLIANT!

“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” Chris Rock from Peter Holmes on Vimeo.

OK OK I am back to the blog after an extended leave. Thank you Laura for taking over – you did a great job! We have some blog bugs right now so please help us Tom Bland if you read this! This bug makes it really hard to do posts right now and add content and we can not tag anyone but none the less if you love cars, coffee and comedy check out this super funny web series that Jerry has developed. The latest one is with Chris Rock.

08/20/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Cars, Entertainment, General, Motion

Popular Photography Interviews Frank Ockenfels 3

Such a great interview on the Popular Photography website this week with Frank Ockenfels! Frank talks about everything from simple lighting, to tricky locations, and working with the amazing casts of AMC’s hit shows like Breaking Bad , Mad Men, and more.

After so many seasons, there’s bound to be lots of stories… how DID he get that final shot that you see plastered all over town? Get a sneak peak into a day on set with Frank Ockenfels and AMC here

08/15/2013 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Entertainment, Frank Ockenfels 3, Gallery, New Work, Photography