Month: April 2014

A Mid Week Mix!

Here at Eye Forward we love all our artists and we often add these ” collages ” of images on our emails to clients.

Laura does them and she does a great job – so thought I would share one with you today!

Can you guess who shot what?

To see all of our artists go to our website here

04/30/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Advertising, Christopher Wray-McCann, Editorial, Fashion, Frank Ockenfels 3, General, New Work, Patrik Giardino, Perry Ogden, Photography, Sam Jones, Spencer Lowell


Sam Jones – Off Camera # 15 – Sarah Silverman now ready for your viewing pleasure!!!

As a third grader, Sarah Silverman had already narrowed her future career to three options: Comedian, actress or masseuse. She landed pretty quickly on comedian and never looked back, dropping out of college with the support of a father who financed her NYC apartment and three-year curriculum of comedy club work.

Success came rapidly and almost unbelievably when she was hired as a Saturday Night Live writer at just 22 – sans audition. She was fired almost as rapidly, without any of her work ever appearing on the show. Former SNL writer Bob Odenkirk said, “I could see how it wouldn’t work… because she’s got her own voice, she’s very much Sarah Silverman all the time. She can play a character but she doesn’t disappear into the character – she makes the character her.” Despite some noted guest TV and film appearances, Silverman never looked at standup as a stepping-stone to an acting career. She is a stand up comedian “the way some people are gay”.

Compulsively revealing the painful (she dealt with depression and bed wetting into her teens) and the uncomfortable, the more she becomes herself, the funnier (if more shocking) we find her, whether we admit it or not. Her combination of honesty and true comedic skill results not in a series of jokes, but a series of insights that connect – all the more stealthily for being cloaked in humor.

Sarah Silverman talks to Off Camera about her breakout special Jesus is Magic, the decision to film the more recent We Are Miracles in front of a vast audience of 39, and living the low-overhead dream.

– from the Off Camera interview

04/29/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Editorial, General, Motion, New Work, Photography, Sam Jones



Last Thursday through this past Sunday thousands of photography lovers visited Paramount Pictures to attend the second Paris Photo in Los Angeles. The preview and opening night Thursday were well attended but the crowds grew in numbers over Friday with Saturday and Sunday being mobbed with visitors, seemingly an increase in attendees from last year.

In particular lines to see one of the most popular exhibits, LAPD Photo Archives UNEDITED stretched around the building at times Saturday and Sunday. This show had a selection of rarely seen forensic shots taken between 1925 and the mid 1960’s including images of the Black Dahlia case and the murderous Manson clan. It was a highlight of the fair.

That being said many of the galleries had great bodies of work on display. Some of our favorites were the Eggleston images at Rose Gallery, the Fred Herzog images at Equinox Gallery, James Danziger’s strong selections and the always beautifully designed Hamilton’s space that along with incredible photography on the walls makes you want to move right in with the lighting and decor!

There was great recent work by Stephen Shore at 303 Gallery and a strong show by Christopher Anderson at the French gallery Robert Morat. There were many inspiring gems and finds all over the show. It was just so fun to turn every corner to more good photography and more old and new friends!

It is also encouraging to see the huge growth that photography has made in the art market. From what we understand the cost for dealers to do these shows is very high so we hope that they all had success and were able to cover their costs and or felt it was valuable and will return next year. I better start buying lottery tickets now so I can buy beyond the few books I got bought and got signed this year. The prices just keep going up and up.

Sound and Vision featured screenings as well as The Conversations. I saw the one with Taryn Simon and Stephen Shore which was interesting once it got past a very long drawn out introduction which is best not written about. Wonderful book signings and sightings were all over all weekend and with the sun shining and the back streets of NYC and the Stages of Paramount as a location it really could not have been a better event. We hear they are moving it to May and moving it downtown next year to the Convention Center to be held in conjunction with FIAC ( the big art fair from Paris ) but we hope that perhaps FIAC will be downtown and that Paris Photo will stay at Paramount? Please!!!

Till next year…..

To see more about this read here

With thanks to Noemi and Laura for additional photos!

04/28/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General, New Work, Photography


Frank Flashback Friday // Guest Blogger Alert

Yes, we are throwing it back again today, but we couldn’t help it – who can resist Jennifer Lawrence!?

This is one of our favorite images of her – she looks so beautiful and the light looks pretty good too… Nice job Frank, we approve!

It’s been so great seeing her career take off and refreshing to see her be so completely modest and starstruck herself. Here is a good recap of her most starstruck moments and a very tamed indication of what I would be like if I ever got the pleasure of meeting HER!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

04/25/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Fashion

Perry Ogden one beautiful image from the archive……

PARIS PHOTO in Los Angeles opens tomorrow!

Tomorrow night is the invite only opening and then the fair is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-7 PM and 6 PM on Sunday. Last year was amazing and we are very excited about this year.

You can now pick up your free program at sixteen galleries, stores, restaurants and museums around LA. There is so much to see picking up a program early is the best way to see as much as you can!

To see a full list of where to get your free program go here

All details on the fair, location hours etc. here

We hope to see you there!

04/23/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General, Photography


Frank Ockenfels 3 – The Ladies of Mad Men // Guest Blogger

Laura here, guest blogging today!

Don’t worry – no spoiler alerts here if you haven’t caught the last episode of Mad Men this past Sunday…

We can say however that we did really love this last episode with tons of spotlight on the women of the show. For many of us women in the working world, it’s always an interesting balance of our professional careers while still maintaining healthy personal relationships and a life outside of work.

We loved seeing the shift last season with Megan and her acting career and now we are getting a glimpse into Peggy’s struggles with balancing both and we can’t wait to know more!

Stay tuned and we will too….

04/22/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Fashion

Have you ever wondered what would happen….

if you put dogs in a photo booth? I have been a life longer lover of photo booths. At Woolworth’s in the mall in West Vancouver where I grew up they had a B&W four strip one and we never tired of going in there and taking pictures as teenagers. I still have many of these pictures. We would cut them up and share them among our good friends.

Then in NY in the East Village in the mid 80’s we had Little Rickie’s ( RIP ) one of the most wonderful stores ever in NYC, and it had a photo booth. Hours and hours of fun…and then Area the night club in NY had one too – those strips are best kept in deep storage!

Now the idea of a dog in a photo booth never occurred to me but on DEMILKED one of our favorite blogs here at Eye Forward we saw this post about a photographer from St Louis Missouri, Lynn Perry and her crazy idea to do just that.

Check out the post here

Check out Lynn’s website here

Hope this made you smile on a Monday…..

04/21/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Photography


We live for MAD MEN at Eye Forward – Frank Ockenfels 3

THROWBACK THURSDAY – Annie Leibovitz, Andrew Eccles and I back in the days at the studio…….

Oh we had some fun!! Annie taught me so much. She taught me that you can always figure out a way to do everything. She could look at an impossible production challenge or a situation on the calendar and say – we can do it this way and solve the problem. You could not tell Annie no, or I will do it later or I do not think that this will work and sometimes that was very hard….From Annie I learned what it takes to succeed at the highest level, what it costs you personally and that I love the photography business. Thank-you Annie……

04/17/2014 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General