Month: May 2015

Aaron Smith for ABC123Me

ABC123Me is a fabulous European brand that makes gorgeous clothes for boys and they have been great supporters and collaborators for Aaron, even before he joined our roster. We are thrilled to be working with their wonderful team and see such stunning work come out of each shoot they work on together.

Here are some sneakpeaks of our favorites from their most recent shoot for this year’s lookbook…We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

To see last year’s lookbook and to browse the ABC123Me site, click here.



05/29/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Aaron Smith, Advertising, Kids, New Work, Photography

Tags: http://www.abc123me.com/index.php/, http://www.asmith.photography/

Tonight in NYC a very special SPD Event!!!

Check this out – a great line up if you are in NYC. I wish I was in town for it! A state if the union seminar about our industry. Should be interesting!

SPD, the Society of Publication Designers, is a great organization – check out their site herea



05/28/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Editorial, General, Photography

Tags: http://www.spd.org/

RIP Mary Ellen Mark

We are all saddened by the passing of the incredible photographer Mary Ellen Mark. She was a remarkable person and photographer, a dynamic and amazing life force as well as a fantastic teacher, animal lover and friend. I had the honor of being her agent for ten years and I admired her strength and will as well as her work ethic and determination.

I was very fortunate to have spent a lot of time with her and her husband, the filmaker Martin Bell and I will always consider this a highlight of my career.

It is very sad and hard to believe I will never see her again.

Please read the NY Times Obituary here

And on the TIME magazine site tributes from friends ( as well as a wonderful slide show of her work ) and peers here



05/27/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, Gallery, General, New Work, Photography

Congratulations to Spencer Lowell for TWO WINS in the PDN Photo Annual 2015 – The Best Images Of The Year!

Sam Jones Off Camera – Two new episodes with Ethan Hawke and Jon Hamm

Two great actors and men and two great interviews – check them out on the Off Camera site here

Maybe a good way to enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend? Enjoy!

On Jon – Struggling for years before officially “making it” on Mad Men and subsequently spending each hiatus wondering if the show would be coming back for another season, he’s developed a Draper-worthy sangfroid take on that question. Over the course of his career, he’s seen a lot, learned even more, and has a passionate but clear-eyed grip on the industry to show for it. This is a man who understands the value of his own hard work, and the importance surrounding himself with people as smart and curious as himself. We think he’ll be just fine.

On Ethan – I loved talking with Ethan Hawke, no stranger to creative challenges. As you will learn from our conversation, Ethan is someone who’s tested himself on the highest level in multiple artistic pursuits. He’s taken on Shakespeare, film directing, novel writing, and perhaps his toughest foil – the critics who seem to want to break his spirit by calling him pretentious and over-reaching. Through it all he has maintained a boyish enthusiasm and found the courage to pursue his creative muses. He recently added documentarian to his list of job titles, making a beautiful meditation on creativity with Seymour, An Introduction, about an 87-year-old pianist who may have found the secret to happiness. As for Hawke’s secret, he believes that hard work leads to the greatest personal satisfaction. He says that awards and accolades will fade, but the times when he was seriously tested are the times that remain the most beloved in his memory. The afterglow. That feeling of coming out the other side, ready for whatever life throws at you next. That brief moment when you can bask in the pure and simple pleasure of a job well done.



05/22/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

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

Tags: http://offcamera.com, www.samjones

We will miss you Dave! Photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3

It has been a week of goodbyes and this one is tough. Frank shot Dave a few times and I have always loved the show.

Last night’s show drew 13.8 million viewers and here is an Ad Age piece on the highlights so spoiler alert – do not click this link if you are watching it tonight ( like me ) on your DVR! I did not watch this or read this whole piece although I heard about some of the show on NPR this morning – I can’t wait!!!

See the article here

And check out this great piece from TIME on nine of his guest remembering their favorite moments….here

No more Top Ten lists……thanks for the memories Dave – 33 years that is quite a run!



05/22/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Frank Ockenfels 3, General, Photography

Tags: www.fwo3.com

Perry Ogden – C’era Una Volta – One Upon a Time…..a new story in D Magazine….

Aaron Smith – A new story for THE RAKE!

Love these new images from Aaron shot in DTLA in March and just published!! Great layout and there are SO many great spreads that we will feature this story again here on the blog. In the meantime GO Aaron and to check out more of his new work please check out his website here

And to learn more about The Rake see their online edition and website here



05/19/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Aaron Smith, Editorial, Fashion, New Work, Photography

Tags: http://therakeonline.com/, http://www.asmith.photography/

Frank Ockenfels 3 – We hate to say goodbye to Mad Men, it is the end of an era and……

the end of the best long term collaboration that we have ever had with a series, a client AMC and an art director, Brad Hochberg of The Refinery,

I am sure there will be more but Frank and I are incredibly grateful to have been associate with and worked with such a series as Mad Men. Along side Cassia Hoffman the producer of Frank’s shoots and all of the cast and crew who always were committed to the best and highest standard of work it was an amazing ride.

And of course the show itself which was my personal favorite of all the shows we have become addicted to. It goes without saying that this show changed television and it changed a lot of people’s lives.

Do not read this if you have not watched the finale but if you have a great piece in The New Yorker today here



05/19/2015 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Advertising, Frank Ockenfels 3, General, Photography

Tags: http://www.fwo3.com/

Patrik Giardino running through the week! Happy Friday!!