Month: January 2016

TGIF – Hurdling into the weekend with Patrik Giardino!

New York vs Los Angeles – The age old discussion…..

As someone who has lived on both coasts and has given this much though I laughed out loud at the piece shared from a friend ( who has also lived in both places ) from The New Yorker. Of course it brings to mind Woody Allen’s great film Annie Hall!

Titled: N.Y.C. to L.A. to N.Y.C. to L.A., Ad Infinitum by the writer Cirocco Dunlap – it is so good – here is an excerpt:

When I realized that New York was a cesspit filled with the viscera of broken dreams, I decided that the time had come for me to move to beautiful, sunny Los Angeles. When I arrived in L.A. and realized that it was creatively dead, had a withered husk for a soul, and considered ombré the height of culture, I took the first plane back to New York. Of course, my plane landed in a sea of overstressed, overworked rat kings fornicating with cockroaches and three of my exes. So I bought a used Prius and drove cross-country straight to L.A., because in L.A. people go on hikes. On my first hike in L.A., I had to talk to someone who’d never read Joan Didion and who’d had—get this—plastic surgery. Before he could say “juice cleanse,” I had ridden a fixed-gear bicycle right back to the Big Apple.
My bike wouldn’t fit in my two-inch-wide urine-soaked apartment in Sunset Park, so I found someone to take over my lease and I rode a Segway all the way to Hollywood, eating local fruits and reciting positive affirmations as I rolled merrily along. At my first party in Los Angeles, I heard the word “agent” more than fifteen thousand times. (I tried to keep a tally, but my fingers started bleeding, so I stopped.) People went on “generals” and never returned. I knew I needed to get back to where the real people were, the people of substance and letters, who understood the Struggle.

Read the whole piece here



01/28/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Travel

Tags: http://www.newyorker.com/

Frank Ockenfels 3 and the new X Files and some BIG ratings….

This from Ad Age:

” The return of one of Fox’s most iconic franchises has given the network new signs of life, as ratings for the new “X-Files” event series were, um, out of this world. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the Sunday night premiere of Chris Carter’s paranoid alien-conspiracy drama delivered a staggering 16.2 million viewers and a 6.1 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo, marking Fox’s highest scripted delivery since “Empire” put up a 6.7 in its Sept. 23 season opener. “The X-Files” got a huge boost from its NFC Championship Game lead-in, which drew 45.7 million viewers and a 15.7 adults 18-to-49 rating. ”

I am tuning in – hope you are too!



01/27/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

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

Tags: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files, http://www.fwo3.com/

Who are you going to call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Frank Ockenfels 3 shoots the new campaign – the teasers are out now!

Spencer Lowell shoots in Paris for our friends at COMMUNE Design…..

Spencer always loves the work he gets to do with COMMUNE. From hotels, to restaurants, to retail stores to this beautiful apartment that they recently completed in Paris, the beautiful architecture and design they create is always a pleasure to shoot.

To see more of Spencer’s architectural work see this link here

And please visit the wonderful world of COMMUNE Design here



01/25/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Architecture, General, New Work, Photography, Spencer Lowell

Tags: http://www.communedesign.com/, www.spencerlowell.com

Music Video Premiere Directed by Patrik Giardino!

Check out the premiere of this beautiful music video, released today and directed by Patrik Giardino. He collaborated with singer/songwriter Anna Schulze for her new single “Closer”.

Anna worked on this song with Grammy award winning producer, Glen Ballard who has produced songs for many artists such as Pink, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette just to name a few.

We hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend!



01/23/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Entertainment, Motion, Music, New Work, Patrik Giardino

Throwback Thursday with Frank Ockenfels 3 and the Cirque du Soleil!

I had the pleasure of seeing KURIOS the latest Cirque du Soleil show here in LA last week at Dodgers Stadium, and it made me think of these amazing images that Frank did many years ago of one of the very first Cirque shows. The wonder is still there. I had not seen one in many years and it did not disappoint!

Thanks to our new intern Luis who photographed these framed prints which are on the wall here in the office!



01/21/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Frank Ockenfels 3, General, Photography

Tags: http://www.fwo3.com/, https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/

Dewey Nicks photographs Anjelica Huston for the STANDARD HOTELS Magazine and….

Spencer Lowell – BLOOMBERG – A Few California Farmers Have Lots of Water. Can They Keep It?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

See this great piece from Time.com here



01/18/2016 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General