Happy Halloween from Eye Forward!

said perfectly with an image from Sam Jones! Have a SPOOKY one!!!!

Check out Sam’s new website today here


HELLO KITTY at the Japanese Museum and KITTY CON at MOCA this weekend!

Los Angeles has been invaded by one of my favorite friends Hello Kitty. And always please remember she is a girl – not a cat – and she is never depicted on all fours!!!

The Japanese Museum just opened the first museum show ever dedicated to HELLO KITTY that is on till April 26th next year but you must buy tickets in advance.

For more information go to the museum site here

The LA Times wrote about the show here

As I am in NY I am sad to say that I will miss the KITTY CON this weekend at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary ( in Japantown and beside the Japanese Museum ) where all her fans and friends will celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world!

From the Sanrio site:
Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.
Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”

And if that is not enough – it is probably too late to book it this weekend I would say with all the fans expected to come to LA – The Line Hotel ( the official hotel of the convention ) in Koreatown has decorated a room especially for and in honor of Hello Kitty. And a VIP lounge has also been redecorated for the occasion!

Check out the images here

Wishing I was in LA this weekend for the PINK festivities! HELLO KITTY is 40!


Sam Jones photographs Martin Short – “I Must Say: My Life as Humble Comedy Legend”

will be released on November 4, 2014. And it should be a great read. Sam and Martin have collaborated a few times and as a patriotic Canadian and a lover of SCTV I have always been a big fan of Martin Short. And he is a nice guy!

Sam interiewed him for Off Camera too – and you can watch that here


David Armstrong RIP – We have lost a great photographer….

NYC and the world was hit hard yesterday by the news of David’s passing in Los Angeles on Saturday at the age of 60 from liver cancer. Every meeting I went to on Monday here his name was mentioned – every conversation I had his name and work came up.

He was a fine art photographer who made the transition into commercial work and fashion easily. I only knew him briefly when he was with Art + Commerce at one point in his career and he was a gentleman and I always loved his images. Such an interesting life and an amazing body of work including his four published books.

Some of the fine appreciations on the internet:

T Magazine blog here

The Business of Fashion here

And from Style.com here


Admiration for The NY Times Sunday Magazine and Kathy Ryan…

the Director of Photography and the editors for this amazing and inspiring portfolio in yesterdays Magazine by Erik Madigan Heck – Old Masters – After 80 – Some People Don’t Retire……

Amazing people, stories and images. Proving once again that age is a concept!

To see the whole portfolio go here

There is also a show at The Aperture Foundation in NYC of photographs from the NY Times Magazine up until November 1st – more information here

And Kathy’s new book – Office Romance – Instagram photographs from her wonderful daily feed taken by Kathy in the Renzo Piano designed NY Times building comes out this week with a signing at Aperture tomorrow night. More information here