If you find yourself in Los Angeles this weekend, l.a.Eyeworks invites you to an exclusive book signing with legendary photographer Greg Gorman to celebrate the publication of FRAMED: Greg Gorman for l.a.Eyeworks. Drop by in your post-brunch daze to the mothership store where it all began. Share a little face time with our favorite lensman and the l.a.Eyeworkers as we celebrate our beloved publication featuring 30 years of timeless portraits, 170 fabulous faces, and lotsa great glasses!
l.a.Eyeworks, 7407 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles | Sunday, February 19, 2-5PM
In 1986, Halley’s Comet zoomed close to Earth, and l.a.Eyeworks created a trendsetting buzz in the optical world when it introduced the model Fresno with a sun clip. The look became immediately iconic. For Fresno’s 25th birthday, l.a.Eyeworks introduces Two Fresno, updating the chassis in lightweight titanium while maintaining classic metallic finishes and details like coined patterning on the frame’s edges.
The original Fresno, and other classically cool frames with clips can be seen on Schwarzenegger, Anthony Delon and Jean-Hughes Anglade in l.a.Eyeworks' legendary ad campaign, shot by Greg Gorman.
l.a.Eyeworks's ad campaign features some of the most influential contemporary artists. As this year comes to a close, we are thrilled to have John Kelly, wearing Hanko, join the family of faces that have been photographed by Greg Gorman for l.a.Eyeworks' timeless ad campaign!
John Kelly is a renaissance person in not-so-renaissance times. A performance and visual artist, John describes himself as an aesthetic octopus whose curious arms explore creative territories encompassing almost every modern artistic discipline. As a painter, dancer, actor, vocalist, photographer, opera director, illustrator, videographer, author, tightrope walker, and trapeze artist, Kelly's daringly imaginative work has been recognized by many notable awards, including two Bessies, two Obies, a Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, an NEA grant, and an Art Matters grant to name only a few. Along the way, John Kelly has investigated, inhabited, and illuminated the lives of a compelling cast of cultural instigators including Egon Schiele, Caravaggio, the Mona Lisa, Antonin Artaud, Joni Mitchell, and Jean Cocteau as markers of his own restless creativity and the complex nature of our times.
Take a gander at one of l.a.Eyeworks' newest faces, wearing Fortuna, for our legendary ad campaign "A face is like a work of art...". Shot by Greg Gorman, Tyra Sanchezascended to the glittering pantheon of drag royalty as the grand prize winning diva of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Whether portraying a rocker chick, a cowgirl, a bride, or a bathing beauty, the other Tyra transformed herself from challenge to challenge with undeniable flair and dazzling style. Although other contestants called into question her idea of being America's Sweetheart, Tyra Sanchez proved by the end that a drag queen's heart could truly be as big as her hair!
Join l.a.Eyeworks for a celebratory booksigning with Greg Gorman for In Their Youth: Early Portraits.This new monograph of 200 previously unpublished portraits is Gorman’s deeply felt exploration of young male beauty captured at its key moment of vulnerability and freedom, with portraits of emerging superstars and short-lived sensations that are both mythic and intensely human. The booksigning at l.a.Eyeworks is the first event worldwide to premiere In Their Youth, so don't miss it!
We guarantee elevated reverie as you marvel at these early portraits at our Melrose Avenue mothership on November 12th from 7 – 9pm. Make your own copy even more of a treasure with a signature from the photographer himself (think perfect holiday present . . . if you can bear to part with it).
As the signature photographic voice of our legendary "A face is like a work of art . . . " portrait campaign, l.a.Eyeworks is especially honored to salute this new release of Greg's extraordinary work.
channels his chiseled charisma in l.a.Eyeworks' sizzling new frame
Kowalski.Photographed by Greg Gorman
for our legendary “A face is like a work of art . . . “ campaign, Phillipe is
one half of the red-hot dashing design duo, The Blonds, known for their
over-the-top custom corsets that have cinched celebrity curves from Britney to
Beyoncé.The Blonds appeared most
recently on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel, where the gender-blasting
Phillipe threw more than a little shade on the aspiring posers.Whether he’s framed by platinum tresses or a
phenomenal frame, Phillipe is on fire!
The stiletto-sizzling new reality series RuPaul's Drag Race has crossed the finish line! And once the wigs stopped flying and the mascara stopped running, "America's Next Drag Superstar" was crowned: Bebe Zahara Benet.
l.a.Eyeworks provided one of several jewels in the victor's crown of prizes: a portrait by photographer Greg Gorman for the legendary l.a.Eyeworks "A face is like a work of art" campaign.
Bebe is serving up fierce, sophisticated elegance in l.a.Eyeworks' latest titanium sunglass design Jersey, in white. The frame's meticulous pinstriping complements Bebe's flawless illusion.
A native of the West African republic of Cameroon, Bebe lavishes exotic and inventive charm on all her projects, whether acting, modeling, recording, or performing as a drag artist. Bebe is pure drag royalty, winning her subjects' hearts with global glamour, fabulous face, and a genuine compassion that is the essence of being truly regal.
l.a.Eyeworks salutes the eleven amazing Los Angeles photographers honored in "L8S ANG3LES," the inaugural exhibition at the new Annenberg Space for Photography. From Tim Street-Porter to Catherine Opie, it is a special moment for us to reflect on the amazing artists--and the diversity of visions--we've been privileged to know and work with over the years.
Of course, we're particularly proud to congratulate Greg Gorman on the exhibition. Greg's portraits (more than 200 in all!) for our "A face is like a work of art" campaign are an indelible and cherished part of the l.a.Eyeworks signature.