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TAO Downtown Grand Opening

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Katie Holmes & Noah Tepperberg

New York, NY – September 28, 2013 – It’s the Chinese word for way. And when its doors opened on Saturday, September 28, every A-list celeb in New York knew exactly which way to head to make it to the grand opening of Tao Downtown. Celebrating the second location in New York, the 30,000 square-foot space was packed with silver screen stars like Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler and Brooke Shields.

In the main room of the space, designed by architect David Rockwell, Debra Messing and Kelly Rutherford posed for pics, while Naomi Campbell danced near the art murals created by HUSH and Samantha Ronson hit the deck for the first set of the night. As the night progressed, DJ Vice took to the stage, while Ashanti jumped into the DJ booth and had a go at spinning. Watching the fun were Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who headed to the opening after Key’s performance in Central Park. But they weren’t the only couple enjoying the soiree. Katrina Bowden and hubby Ben Jorgenson and Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnman, as well as Erin Heatherton and her beau also took in the event.

The opening of the doors of Tao welcomed even more celebs, like Will.i.am, Gayle King, Tyson Beckford, Dylan McDermott, Kid Cudi, Kelly Bensimon, Russell Simmons and Nicky Hilton.

It’s safe to say they were all well on their way to go a good evening.

Katie Holmes

Naomi Campbell

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

Danny A & Sofia Vergara

Jamie Chung, Kid Cudi, & Bryan Greenberg

Brooke Shields & Debra Messing

Debra Messing & Will Chase

Kelly Rutherford, Will Chase, & Debra Messing

Brooke Shields, Kelly Rutherford, & Debra Messing

Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rutherford, & Debra Messing

Katrina Bowden & Ben Jorgensen

Katrina Bowden

Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson & Joséphine de La Baume

Vice & Ashanti

will.i.am & Paul Morris

will.i.am

Todd English

Perez Hilton

Micah Jesse

Dylan McDermott

Russell Simmons

Vanessa Ray

Lisa Hochstein

Lisa & Lenny Hochstein

James Rothschild & Nicky Hilton

Gayle King & Kevin Lyles

Tyson Beckford

Kelly Bensimon

Richie Akiva & Naomi Campbell

Lucas Haas, Steven Acevedo, & Richie Akiva

Seth Greenberg & Jason Strauss

Seth & Sasha Greenberg

Enga Purevjav & Sante D’Orazio

Nurr Khan & Scott Lipps

Bill Spector & Mike Tommasiello

Sarah Arison & Lauren Fitzpatrick

Unik Ernest & Ozwald Boateng

Susanne Bartsch

Ernie Lake & Patty

Sujit Kundu

Gregg Bello

Michelle Pooch & Jessica Rosenblum

AJ & Jessica Rosenblum, Michelle & Tommy Pooch

Angela & Vice

Scott Lerner

Roy Alpert & Bill Spector

Trevor Freeland

Michael Shepard

Roy Alpert & Yuvi Alpert

John Villa & Chris Santos

Sant Singh & Daman Chatwal

Naomi Campbell & Josh Wander

Sofia Vergara

The Evolution of WRE

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Madonna & Avicii at Ultra Music Festival Day 2 on March 24, 2012

Miami Beach, FL – May 10, 2013 – Today is a very exciting, special day because we’re celebrating the 3 Year Anniversary of WorldRedEye.com. This website has become an epicenter of the latest happenings around the world in just three short years- which is quite an accomplishment. But it’s not exactly a surprise when you realize it was all started by the renowned celebrity photographer of South Beach: Seth Browarnik. He was one of the very first to introduce digital photography and became most known for his work in Ocean Drive magazine, capturing the biggest names at the hottest parties. After 10 years with the magazine, Browarnik decided to expand his creative outlet into the digital world as well as print. Since only about one to two percent of the photos he and his staff were taking actually ended up going to press, a website was the perfect solution for the rest of the thousands of photos that were being filed away into an archive.

This was how World Red Eye was born. Initially, Browarnik had only a couple other guys working for him, and created the website to give these young photographers a chance to show off their artistic side. It was conceived as a creative outlet for them to experiment with. But the website couldn’t thrive on artsy photos alone, and given the fact these guys were covering all kinds of events and parties around town, it turned into a way of showing what everyone was up to. Within four to six months, the site began to transform tremendously, and it was very clear what people wanted to see more of. There was an excitement to the nightlife, the parties, and of course, the celebrities. It wouldn’t have been possible to continue to deliver these photos to a growing reader base without the help of our friends and clients- from the PR agencies and the entire hospitality industry to the nightclub owners and the support of many celebrities and media outlets as well. Within the past three years, World Red Eye has grown tremendously, and began to take shape from a celebrity photo agency to a content creator that specializes in shooting events and celebrities around the world.

Celebrate this exciting anniversary with us as we see how the blog has evolved from day one to where it is today, and where it’s headed for the future.

WRE Launch Party

May 14, 2010 was the day WorldRedEye.com went live, and it was the most thrilling moment for everyone involved. We finally got to see the fruition of our labors come to life and go viral. This of course caused for a big launch party celebration. The Raleigh Hotel held the big bash, and everyone was there. From family and friends to celebrities, making it the best party of 2010. Felix da Housecat, DJ Irie, David Barton, and Ruckus were just some of the famous faces who came out to celebrate. It was even launched live on NBC6, making quite an impression from the very first night.

Seth Browarnik, Melissa Katz, Felix da Housecat, & DJ Irie

Enrique Marciano, Jose Ortiz, Seth Browarnik, Melissa Katz, & John Lin

Ruckus & Jona Cerwinske

First Posts on the Blog

While the site went live in May, the WRE team started compiling posts before then so readers would have more content readily available to them. It was a gradual transfer from the content on the WRE Facebook Page, where Browarnik and his photographers would post one photo from selected events they were shooting to keep everyone in the loop. This was how the first posts on the site were formatted as well- with one singular photo and a brief description of what the guys were up to. The very first posts that went up were from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2010- check them out below.

Constellation Wines at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival on February 23, 2010

Michael Symon at Red The Steakhouse for SOBEWFF on February 24, 2010

The Shore Club on February 26, 2010

Ocean Drive during SOBEWFF on February 27, 2010

Scott Disick at LIV on March 5, 2010

Fisher Stevens, Ben Stiller, Richard O’ Barry, & Lincoln O’Barry in New York City on July 14, 2009

Lincoln O’Barry, Ben Stiller, & Richard O’Barry in New York City on July 14, 2009


WRE as a Pseudo-Instagram

As mentioned before, the original idea behind the site was to give the photographers a creative outlet to let people know what they were up to- whether shooting around town, at an event, or during their travels. The first year had photos like the ones below, giving a glimpse into the day-to-day of these creative minds. You can notice how different the composition and formatting of the posts was just three years ago compared to now.

Catching a Nap Before Catching the Bus on May 17, 2010

My New Roommate Hazel on July 10, 2010

Where’s The Beef? PETA Campaign on July 19, 2010

Happiest Place in the World on August 23, 2010

Guest Bloggers

In 2010, WRE introduced another cool component to the website to keep things fresh and interesting for the growing reader base: guest bloggers. And not just any guest bloggers. Because WRE has such great ongoing relationships with many celebrities and notables around town, we had “Apprentice” star and real estate mogul Katrina Campins, New York Knicks reporter and “TODAY Show” contributor Jill Martin, and Miami Heat’s own DJ Irie. These three brought a whole other element to the blog with their unique posts, and readers got to hear from them first hand, covering a variety of topics. Again, take note of the way photos were first sized and watermarked for the site, which is very different from today’s style.

Katrina Campins: NBA Draft Thrill & Free Agency

Miami, FL – July 5, 2010 – As head of CAMPINS Sports & Entertainment Real Estate, I pride myself in upholding the ultimate level of confidentiality, professionalism and respect while dealing with some of the most unique individuals in our society; the professional athletes! […]

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Dwyane Wade

LeBron James

Michael Jordan

Patrick Ewing & Magic Johnson

Shawn Marion, Alonzo Mourning, & Kenyon Martin

Udonis Haslem


Katrina Campins: Miami is on Fire

You may think that the only news coming from Miami is about Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, & Chris Bosh (click here to see past posts of WadeBosh during Jame’s decicision) … But get ready for tonight, when Dancing with the Stars Miami boy Chad Ochocinco, really starts to shake things up! When I asked T.O. what he thought about LeBron’s decision to come to Miami he gave us this exclusive quote […]

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Chad Ochocinco & Katrina Campins

Terrell Owens, Katrina Campins, Ludacris, & Chad Ochocino at the Paparazzi Pool Party at the Fontainebleau during Super Bowl XLIV

Bernard Berrian, Chad Ochocinco, & Terrell Owens on set for VH1

Bernard Berrian, Katrina Campins, & Jason Bell

Katrina Campins & Terrell Owens

Kita Williams, Terrell Owens, & Monique L. Jackson from VH1’s “The T.O. Show”


Jill Martin: Polo in the Hamptons

July 24, 2010 – Bridgehampton, NY – Seth and I hit Polo for opening day in Bridgehampton which was presented by SWAGG. One word to describe the day: hot. Two words: very hot. Luckily though …so was the crowd. Chris Bosh kicked off Summer Polo while Bethanny Frankel […]

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Jill Martin

Mariano Aguerre & Chris Bosh

Scott Disick & Kourtney Kardashian

Amber Rose

Nacho Figueras & Star Jones

Jill Martin: Author’s Night in the Hamptons

East Hampton, NY – August 14, 2010 – Another amazing weekend out east, in addition to POLO, charity events, and endless parties … This weekend author’s night was held at East Hampton library. Hundreds of authors were there […]

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Michael Braverman, Alexandra Lebenthal, Karen Bergreen, Debra Halpert, Tad Friend, & Jill Martin

DJ Irie: Fashion Force

Miami Beach, FL – The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force is patrolling the streets of Miami during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2012 it’s top enforcer, Miami based celebrity photographer, Seth Browarnik along with DJ Irie is carrying out the mission of spotting “stylesetters” […]

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DJ Irie & Emily Ford

Nektar Ze Stagni

Ruckus, DJ Irie, & Tommy Pooch

Lauren Benoit

Natasha St. Cyr


Katrina Campins: Fashion Force

Miami Beach, FL – July 17, 2011 – The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force went patrolling the streets of Miami during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2012 it’s top enforcer, Miami based celebrity photographer, Seth Browarnik along with Katrina Campins is carrying out the mission of spotting “stylesetters” with unique design […]

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Katrina Campins

Diana Awad, Alex Knight, Stacy Lyon, & Marian Guillen at Therapy for INCA Swim Week Showcase

Katrina Campins

Maria Menounos at IRenew Beauty Bungalow at the Shay Todd Retreat


Our Biggest Times of Year

The WRE team is always on the go, whether it be in Miami where we’re based, or in other parts of the country- even the world. But there are a couple times of year that get us so excited because we’re flooded with tons of things to cover. Every year, Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival are the biggest spring time events in Miami, while winter has Art Basel Miami Beach and the biggest New Years Eve blow-outs. We also cover festivals around the country like Coachella and Lollapalooza, plenty of fashion events in the big apple like New York Fashion Week, and even abroad like the original Art Basel in Switzerland. If you just look at the site, you’ll see we’re everywhere. That’s why we’re World Red Eye. We love being based in Miami for these incredible times of year, but we don’t miss a beat in all the other great cities. Here’s just a handful of photos from our landmark events over the past three years.

2010

Ben Stiller at Art Basel Vernissage on November 30, 2010

Guy Oseary & Alex Rodriguez at Art Basel Vernissage on November 30, 2010

Design Miami Vernissage 2010

Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, & Tony Shafrazi at Design Miami Vernissage on November 30, 2010

Steve Martin at the Cartier Salon at the Art Basel Collectors Lounge on December 2, 2010

The Cartier Salon at the Art Basel Collectors Lounge on December 2, 2010

Fatboy Slim at Arkadia New Years Eve on December 31, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian at Ciroc New Years Eve at the Gansevoort on December 31, 2010

Nicki Minaj at All Pink Everything New Years Eve at Mansion on December 31, 2010

2011

Tiesto at Ultra Music Festival Day 1 on March 25, 2011

Kaskade & Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival Day 2 on March 26, 2011

David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival Day 3 on March 27, 2011

Tony Shafrazi, Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, & Asex at Art Basel VIP Preview on November 30, 2011

Rick Ross & DJ Mummy at Cameo New Years Eve on December 31, 2011

Paris Hilton & Afrojack at W South Beach New Years Eve on December 31, 2011

Jonathan Cheban, Austin Butler, Vanessa Hudgens, & Maria Menounos at Fontainebleau New Years Eve on December 31, 2011

2012

Skrillex at Ultra Music Festival Day 1 on March 23, 2012

Madonna & Avicii at Ultra Music Festival Day 2 on March 24, 2012

Art Basel Switzerland on June 12, 2012

Kanye West at Design Miami on December 1, 2012

Martha Stewart at Design Miami on December 1, 2012

Drake at Fontainebleau Poolside New Years Eve on December 31, 2012

Zoe Saldana, Dwyane Wade, & Gabrielle Union at the James Royal Palm New Years Eve on December 31, 2012


Nightlife

What has come to be another huge component of World Red Eye is the nightlife coverage. When Seth Browarnik started the site, he brought with him his expertise of shooting clubs and parties. As the WRE team started to add more of this onto the blog, there became an increasing demand to see more. What separates us from the masses is our selectivity. We don’t shoot everyone and everything. It’s about capturing the energy at the best events and nightclubs out there, and the people that make them a success. We photograph the right people- mixing celebrities with VIPs and socialites. It’s not about showing everybody and every shot we take. We’re picky for a reason, because if we weren’t, we’d be just like everyone else. It’s all about the look- having the most beautiful, hip, and unique people on our site.

Wednesdays at Baoli Miami on April 10, 2013

Tiesto, Adam Levine, & David Grutman at LIV on October 5, 2010

T-Pain at Mansion on October 7, 2010

Chantel Jeffreis at LIV on October 14, 2012

Nick Cannon at his Birthday at Arkadia on October 15, 2011

Timbaland & Sean “Diddy” Combs at Bamboo on November 21, 2012

Rebekah Keida at Tuesdays at Delano on October 18, 2011

Birdman & Mya at Mya’s Birthday at Mansion on October 20, 2011

Natalija Osolnik, Aleksandra Nikolic, Maggie Duran, & Samantha Padmore at Mansion on October 20, 2012

Alex Rodriguez & LeBron James at Arkadia Grand Opening Weekend on October 24, 2010

Mike Aaron & Jessica Smith at Favela Beach 5 Year Anniversary at WALL on October 25, 2011

SET on April 12, 2013

Steve Aoki, Zedd, & Skrillex at Mansion on March 17, 2013

Amanda Cox & Brielle Strickland at WALL on March 5, 2013

Maria Tuccillo at STORY on March 8, 2013

Tiesto & Calvin Harris at STORY on March 17, 2013

Wednesdays at Baoli Miami on April 10, 2013

Candice Galek at LIV on April 18, 2013

Eva Van Scherpenzeel at LIV on April 18, 2013

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso at WALL on March 19, 2013

Avicii at Mansion on October 30, 2011

Mokai on November 9, 2011

Michelle Leshem at Cafeina on November 19, 2010

Common at SET on November 24, 2010


Travel Contributors

Another unique aspect that brought a new look to the blog was when friends of our shared their photographs from their travels. From the Peruvian Amazon to India, we’ve had contributors show us their journeys through their eyes. Not only does it educate our readers about foreign destinations, but it also enhances the artistic and visual aspects of World Red Eye, making for a more well-rounded blog. We’re looking forward to bringing more of this back into rotation in the very near future, so stay tuned!


Shamans & Jaguars by Robert Curran

Peruvian Amazon – July 12, 2010 – Ten days ago we set out to photograph jaguar in the jungle. After two days by SUV and two days by motor-canoe into the Peruvian Amazon, we took in […]

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Island of the Gods by Robert Curran

Pererenan, Bali – August 25, 2010 – Took these this morning at a local ceremony in my village Pererenan, Bali. It’s a great honor to be invited!! I was the only foreigner there; it’s like you at Mansion when J-Lo shows up […]

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Kolkata by Evan Rosenfeld

Kolkata, India – Here are pictures from my first trip out of the country in 3 years. I had a pretty epic traveling run from 2003-2007, but as I got busier at work the travelling had to slow down. My last trip was […]

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Stories & Editorial

Another currently evolving part of World Red Eye is the added amount of stories and editorial features. Those who have started following us since 2010 have noticed a shift in content, as we’re bringing more exclusive and inside stories to our readers. What started originally as a portfolio to show our most artistic photos, has now turned into a creative content agency, an online publication. The goal was always to create a voice within our community and generate a cult-like following as we educate the younger generations. We not only cover what’s hip and “in”, but we’re also a visual diary of where we are in the world on any given week. It started out visual and will always be predominantly visual, but we also want to expand on that and give people and experience where they will have words to go with what they’re seeing. We’re adding more extended captions to photos, interviewing interesting people, writing stories and profiles, and giving a more comprehensive view of our community. We’re so excited to keep turning this into a bigger part of the site and bringing you more of the features below!


Tune in to Radio

Miami Beach, FL – December 28, 2012 – Those born and bred in Miami—or better yet, right in the heart of South Beach—can certainly attest to the infamy, charm and unparalleled nightlife culture that the city is best known for […]

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Paolo Cardoso, Tatanka Guerrero, & Flip Falca

Tatanka Guerrero, Paolo Cardoso, & Flip Falca


A Walk Through Wynwood

Miami, FL – December 21, 2012 – What began as a menswear brand for the modern gentleman in 2005 has spiraled into the sole supplier (a term coined by Del Toro) for both women and men of all ages […]

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Matthew Chevallard


Pride & Joy

Miami Beach, FL – October 19, 2012 – Pride and Joy BBQ, draft house and honky tonk can bed defined as: the love of something, heritage and rock and roll soul. Pride and Joy BBQ is being brought to you by Myron Mixon […]

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Myron Mixon

Joe’s 100 Year Anniversary

Miami Beach, FL – February 1, 2013 – This year marks the 100 year anniversary of a Miami institution: Joe’s Stone Crab. That’s right, Joe’s was founded in 1913 and has been in business ever since […]

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Philip Levine, Bill Clinton, Stacy Robins, & Stuart Cauff at Joe’s Stone Crab on February 12, 2001

Steve Sawitz at Joe’s Big Chill at Joe’s Stone Crab during South Beach Wine & Food Festival on February 22, 2009

Muhammad Ali & Bret Hart at Joe’s Stone Crab for UM Football Championship Party on December 19, 2002


Backstage at Totem by Cirque du Soleil

Miami, FL – February 16, 2013 – A Cirque du Soleil touring show is something of an incredible traveling microcosm. The entire production team and cast’s lives revolve around this huge blue and yellow striped tent […]

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Step Inside Dylan Lauren’s Sweet World

Miami Beach, FL – March 7, 2013 – When you step inside Dylan’s Candy Bar, you’re stepping inside the world of Dylan Lauren. Daughter of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, this candy queen is […]

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Dylan Lauren

Intro to Austin Paul

Miami Beach, FL – April 18, 2013 – The next young musician about to explode on the scene is Austin Paul. The Miami singer/songwriter/producer releases his debut EP […]

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Austin Paul


Meet the WRE Team

We cannot express how grateful we are for all the help and support we have had along the way- without our friends, family, and incredible staff, this website wouldn’t be possible. In just three short years, we’ve managed to accomplish a multitude of successes capturing moments some won’t ever get the opportunity to and bringing them to you right here on WorldRedEye.com. Today, our current team is made up of Seth Browarnik, the founder, our four main photographers along with a few contributing ones, and our three lovely ladies who run the operations and website of WRE. Get to know a little bit more about each member of our family who works so hard to bring you the best photos possible.

Seth Browarnik, Founder

Seth Browarnik started as an in-house photographer for Ocean Drive in 1999, and was the first to bring his camera into the clubs of South Beach to shoot the celebrities. Browarnik quickly made a name for himself as “the celebrity lensman of South Beach”, with his photos glossing the pages of Ocean Drive, and holding columns at the Miami Herald, Miami.com, and CBS4. He started Red Eye Productions as a full-service photo agency offering on call photography around-the-clock and exclusive content as the exclusive contributor for StarTraks Photo, one of the world’s leading photo distributors. He then created WorldRedEye.com as the multi-media blog to chronicle the happenings with Red Eye Productions, which has quickly become a “must see” and “be seen on” destination.

Seth Browarnik & Gabrielle Union at the Art of Night Opening Dinner on November 30, 2011

1. While you’ve been shooting for over 15 years, what are your top three favorite moments since the WRE site launched three years ago?

In sports, the Miami Heat Championship celebrations last year. For music, being the exclusive photographer chosen by Madonna to photograph her surprise appearance at Ultra. And in events, my Art of Night and Art of Night DJ Series exhibitions.

2. How does it feel to celebrate 3 years of a successful website that grows bigger and better each year?

I don’t believe celebrating anniversaries unless they’re milestones, so let’s talk after a decade. Things come and go, so I’m glad my company has grown over the years with exceptional talent. Look at what we’ve done in three years. We’ve captivated an audience; we want to be the eyes, and now the mouth, of what goes on and will continue to go on. We’re giving people an exclusive inside look at the hottest parties. That’s been me since day one. The words exclusive and creative run through our blood, and that’s how it will always be. We built our brand based on exclusivity and taking creative photos. I’ve focused on making our photographers think instead of just shooting blindly. And we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for all our amazing relationships and friends.

3. What makes World Red Eye?

Why we are who we are and why we shoot what we shoot is because of all of the relationships I’ve built over the last 15 years, starting when I promoted handing out flyers to today. I was always known for being at the right place at the right time, capturing those moments, knowing what people wanted to see, and capturing Miami and all things that make this city what it is. From shooting the most ghetto hip hop to the most high end, high society art fairs, and everything in between, it’s just what we do. That’s what makes us. If you look at our site, you can see through our eyes- we’re everywhere. We believe in covering Miami as a whole, and we love our city.

Pharrell Williams & Seth Browarnik at Art of Night Opening Night on November 30, 2011


Nathan Valentine, Photographer

Nathan Valentine, originally from Oakland, CA, has always had a thing for cameras. He remembers stealing his mother’s old Minolta “srT sc II” on nature hikes in the Oakland Hills and starting his love affair on the trails. This affair continued through high school where he started experimenting with digital photography and graphic design, and college where at Florida International University he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. There he really began to craft his passion for photography in the dark room experiementing with developing film and prints by hand, becoming passionate about photojournalism and it’s realism, eventually becoming the Managing Photo Editor of “The Beacon” at Biscayne Bay for two years. As a leader of photography at FIU, Nathan was asked by the School of Hospitality Management to document the student experience at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival from 2008-2010, where his dedication and unique vision prompted World Red Eye to take notice and eventually offer him a position in early 2010. He’s been a member of the WRE family since the website launched.

Nathan Valentine at LIV on February 7, 2013

1. What are your top three moments at WRE since the blog launched?

First, the time at LIV when someone was doing the worm on stage during one of Cedric Gervais’ Shit Shows. There is always something crazy going on with the staff at LIV. So when Cedric Gervais’ Shit Show and Saturday night collide, I’m always on the lookout for moments like this. Second would be Swedish House Mafia at WALL during WMC. Some things you just can’t plan… Like a random call to head over to WALL during WMC. Sweaty, hot, and exploding with energy are the three best ways to describe this night, looking back over a year later with bittersweet feelings. Third is photographing Fall Out Boy during SXSW this year. If getting to be in Austin for SXSW is not humbling enough, having the opportunity to photograph a favorite band with exclusive access certainly is.

2. What’s your favorite thing to shoot?

My favorite things to shoot are atmosphere shots. They allow me to be free when I am contained.

3. If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Well I wouldn’t be a duck, that’s for sure! I would have to say my personality resembles that of the squirrel in The Sword in the Stone when the boy somehow gets turned into it because I’m always jumping around and making funny noises.

Nathan Valentine at WRE Dinner at The Forge on March 2, 2011

Nathan Valentine at the WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Nathan Valentine at STORY on May 3, 2013

Nathan Valentine & Jessica Finkelson at the WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at LIV on December 19, 2012

Rodrigo Gaya, Photographer

Rodrigo Gaya was born and raised in Miami. His passion for photography started when he first picked up his aunt’s film camera to shoot football for his high school paper. He continued shooting throughout college at The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s student run newspaper, where he became the Managing Photo Editor in 2008. After graduation, he returned to Miami and has since been a part of the World Red Eye team starting in 2010. With his background in photojournalism, Rodrigo is well-versed in many different types of photography and has technical knowledge with different camera and lighting systems.

Rodrigo Gaya at WRE Dinner at The Forge on March 2, 2011

1. What are your top three favorite moments and/or photos since you started at WRE?

1. It was a pretty surreal moment walking through the new Mansion layout for the first time, seeing the table entrance hallway full of images of mine from over the years. Some of my best photos of DJs and crowds being shown as a highlight in the club, is always cool walking by.

2. New Years two years ago was pretty fun. I got to photograph exclusive images at Puffy’s New Year’s Eve party at his house. Some huge celebs and very interesting people were there that night. It culminated with a select few of us in his kitchen eating pork chops. I mostly stood there quietly taking photos, but there are some things I’ll never forget. Unfortunately for you guys, Puffy didnt want them public, so you guys won’t be able to see what I did.

3. Going through my galleries on Red Eye, it’s nice seeing all the nights and days I’ve spent shooting for Red Eye. It’s actually my third year at Red Eye as well, and looking back at the body of work as a whole is astonishing. There are so many stories, people I’ve met, and photos I’ve taken that it’s hard to narrow down. From big Aoki, Afrojack, Carl Cox, Avicii and hundreds of other big DJs at Mansion to Alivin Ailey and Esperanza Spalding at the Arsht Center, and from Ultra Music Festival to Sundance, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, I’ve photographed a lot of amazing things these past three years. Well the night Dim Mak was at Mansion for WMC in 2012 was pretty crazy. Lots of fun images from that night.

2. How have you seen WRE change over the years?

When I started three years ago, our blog was a side project. It’s now become our most beloved treasure. It’s a place we can all publish our takes on the events and parties we go to, and it’s a place people all over the world can come see our work and live vicariously through our images. Also, the new office space is much more spacious than Seth’s old office at his house.

3. Who’s your idol?

I take it that an idol is someone who motivates you, someone that you can look up to for inspiration for your work. But for me, it’s the people I meet and photograph throughout the country.  Whether in Miami or California, my inspiration comes from the interesting people I meet. No matter what mood I’m in, going to an event and meeting interesting, smart, and motivated people drives me to want to photograph even more. Not everyone is worth saying hi to again, but the ones who are, the genuinely nice and honest people, keep me motivated and inspired.

Rodrigo Gaya & Ryan Troy at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Rodrigo Gaya & Seth Browarnik at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at LIV on December 19, 2012


Ryan Troy, Photographer & Director of Nightlife

Born and raised in Connecticut, Ryan Troy moved out of the cold after high school and attended college in Orlando at Full Sail University. After three years at sea working on cruise ships, he was looking for a new life in a fun city with an active nightlife scene. That’s when he found Miami Beach. Working at World Red Eye since May of 2011, he’s  gotten to be apart of and photograph some of the most epic nights, parties and festivals this city has had to offer.

Ryan Troy at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

1. What are your top three favorite moments captured since you began at WRE?

Wow this is the tough one. There have been some legendary nights at World Red Eye. It really comes down to the times I was with my best friends. Being able to shoot LIV with Nathan and Matt for Luciano, or celebrating the end of WMC 2012 with deadmau5 at Amnesia with Seth. But seeing Pretty Lights at Ultra and FDR with Sunny and my other best friends has got to be high on the list too.

2. How is it being Director of Nightlife?

Being nightlife director has been busy but great! I make sure all the best parties are covered and no big DJs go unphotographed. I couldn’t do it without my co-workers though- we all cover each others asses all the time.

3. Who’s your favorite musical act?

I really like a variation of electronic music; it also depends on the location. What’s good at a concert hall may not be great in the club. A few of my favorite artists include Pretty Lights, (if you know me you know I’m kind of obsessed) deadmau5, Luciano and Michael Menert.

Ryan Troy at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

Ryan Troy & Sunny Middleton at LIV on September 8, 2012

Seth Browarnik & Ryan Troy & Sunny Middleton at LIV on September 8, 2012


Matt Root, Photographer

Mathieu Root was born and raised in Chicago, IL and moved back and forth between his hometown and Montreal growing up. He was first introduced & intrigued to photography through his mother Dominique Remy Root, a freelance photographer herself who had built a dark room in their basement in Stowe, VT. He’s an alumni of The University of Miami, who majored in International Studies and Visual Journalism, giving him his initial skill set. World Red Eye recognized him as a budding photographer and amped him up to the next tier of becoming a diverse and experienced photographer. He has been a staff photographer with World Red Eye since 2011.

Matt Root at LIV on February 7, 2013

1. What are your top three favorite moments at WRE?

This is like asking a parent who their favorite child is. The truth is, every week is different and exciting in its own way. Some of my most memorable moments have also been some of my most stressful. For example, WMC two years in a row! Or Art Basel, they are both extremely demanding but great experiences.

2. What’s been the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you at a nightclub?

No comment.

3. What’s your vice?

Joe’s Take-Away.

Matt Root at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

Matt Root at STORY on April 20, 2013

Seth Browarnik & Matt Root at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Matt Root & Sunny Middleton at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Ryan Troy & Matt Root at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

Sunny Middleton, Photo Editor

Sunny Middleton has been at World Red Eye for almost two years. She started off as an intern and transitioned into a full-time photo and blog editor. She recently graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Visual Journalism and Photography/Digital Imaging. She’s an avid concert and festival-goer, and loves to read, paint, and take photos in her spare time.

Sunny Middleton at LIV on June 13, 2012

1. What are your top three favorite moments or photos at WRE?

My most memorable moment was standing on the main stage at Ultra shooting video of the entire crowd raising their hands for Seth to take their photo. Also, when Seth asked me to take a photo of Deadmau5 on my iPhone and getting the photo published on the blog was pretty exciting for me, since I am usually behind the scenes.  The photos of the WRE team together are always my favorite shots.

2. What’s one thing you can’t live without to do your job?

My laptop, my best friend.

3. What’s an instagram pro tip we should know?

Try to choose only the absolute best and most interesting photos, don’t be redundant, and cropping counts.

Sunny Middleton at STORY on May 3, 2013

Chelsea Olson & Sunny Middleton at STORY on May 3, 2013

Sunny Middleton & Matt Root at SL Miami on January 28, 2013

Sunny Middleton & Ryan Troy at LIV on Febraury 7, 2013

Jessica Finkelson, Director of Operations

Jessica Finkelson was born and raised in South Jersey and went to college at the University of Florida. She graduated from the School of Journalism and Communications and has been the Director of Operations at WRE for 9 months now. She’s an integral part of making sure the company runs smoothly and effectively on a daily basis. She lives in South Beach with her fiancé Jonathan and her two rescue dogs Max and Cody.

Jessica Finkelson at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

1. What are your top three favorite moments in your first nine months at WRE?

Art Basel was definitely memorable- a crazy time of year I won’t ever forget. I also loved meeting up with Seth and everyone at the W for New Years Eve to ring in the new year together. Third would have to be my birthday. Everyone at WRE made it so special for me- I had a great time.

2. What’s your favorite part about your job?

The best part of my job is working with such a great group of people. Everyone is so unique and talented in their own way. I love our team!

3. Where can we find you in your free time?

In my free time I love riding my bike, playing tennis, doing yoga and taking walks on the beach with my fiancé and my dogs. I also love to eat. A few of my favorite spots where you can always find me are: Bond Street, Joe’s Stone Crab, Pubbelly Sushi, La Sandwicherie, and Shake Shack.

Chelsea Olson, Seth Browarnik, & Jessica Finkelson at Books & Books on April 1, 2013

Chelsea Olson & Jessica Finkelson at Books & Books on April 1, 2013

Jessica Finkelson & Seth Browarnik at the W South Beach New Years Eve on December 31, 2012


Chelsea Olson, Editor

Chelsea Olson is a Miami native who loves her hometown, but has also lived outside of Philadelphia and in Brooklyn. She is the newest addition to the WRE team this year, bringing with her experience as Editor from Eater Miami and DiningOut Miami. She graduated from Florida International University in May 2012 from the School of Journalism & Communications. Her loves of writing and immersing herself in Miami’s culture can be seen through her work. She loves to be outside, travel, try new restaurants, and is constantly taking photos with her iPhone.

Chelsea Olson at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

1. What have been your three favorite moments in the short time you’ve been at WRE so far?

My first week at WRE, I got to interview famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. That was a career highlight for me thus far. Following Seth around backstage and on stage at Ultra this year was also quite the experience, one I was lucky to have. Third is probably just all the funny, odd-ball moments that happen in the office that are hard to describe.

2. What’s a typical day as editor like?

There isn’t a typical day really. I never know exactly how the day will go when I get into the office, and that keeps things exciting. An event could come up last minute, or a story or interview, and then maybe I have an event to go to in the evening. It’s all a juggle.

3. Do you have any weird talents?

I can do a split- I’m very flexible. And I can eat copious amounts of chocolate.

(Questions asked by Sunny Middleton)

Chelsea Olson at LIV on November 23, 2011

Chelsea Olson & Nathan Valentine at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

Sunny Middleton & Chelsea Olson at STORY on May 3, 2013

Nathan Valentine, Jessica Finkelson, & Sunny Middleton at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Rodrigo Gaya, Ryan Troy, & Matt Root at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Sunny Middleton, Rodrigo Gaya, Nathan Valentine, & Jessica Finkelson at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at Baoli Miami on December 19, 2012

Nathan Valentine, Sunny Middleton, & Jessica Finkelson at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at LIV on December 19, 2012

Jessica Finkelson, Sunny Middleton, & Rodrigo Gaya at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at the Broken Shaker on December 19, 2012

Ryan Troy, Sunny Middleton, Nathan Valentine, Jessica Finkelson, & Rodrigo Gaya at WRE/In-House Holiday Fiesta at LIV on December 19, 2012

Matt Root, Nathan Valentine, & Ryan Troy at Luciano at LIV on April 20, 2012

Flashback: Aby Rosen Annual Dinner

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, Eva Chow, & Aby Rosen in 2010

Miami Beach, FL – December 3, 2012 -The best part of Art Basel Miami Beach—aside from the obvious influx of stellar talent swarming the Design District, Wynwood and South Beach areas—is the comradery amongst attendees. For one week, assemblies of VVIPs unite to celebrate common interests. It’s a stage for said somebodies to catch up with old friends and make new ones. And of the most accomplished individuals making waves during Art Basel Miami Beach every year is New York real estate giant Aby Rosen.

Rosen’s South Florida property—the W South Beach Hotel and Residences—has naturally been the chosen venue for his annual dinner party—a who’s who of society elite—since the hotel’s opening in 2009 (think Michael Douglas, Sean Penn and Naomi Campbell). The hotel is also internationally recognized for its assortment of impressive works of art (all of which derive from Rosen’s personal collection) including those by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Just days before his 2012 Basel affair ensues, World Red Eye caught up with Rosen to talk art, the W South Beach and what’s to come.

“The art program in the hotel has been a real success,” Rosen says, “everyone, not only those who make it to Miami this week, admires the works we have on display. In keeping with our program to rotate the art and introduce fresh pieces, we have made big plans for a new installation in the coming months that will be very cool.”

While we look forward to capturing Rosen’s Basel festivities this year, here’s a toast to those past.

2009

Lyor Cohen, Stephen Dorff, Tony Shafrazi, Vladimir Doronin, & Naomi Campbell

Todd Eberle & Naomi Campbell

Tory Burch & Lyor Cohen

Don & Mera Rubell

Todd Eberle photographs Yvonne Force

Vito Schnable, Nadine Johnson, & Alex Dellal

Aby Rosen, Vladimir Doronin, & Naomi Campbell

Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, Eva Chow, & Aby Rosen

Naomi Campbell, Aby Rosen, Eva Chow, Lorenzo Martone, & Nicola Siervo

Nicola Siervo, Val Kilmer, & George Perez

Nicky Hilton & Eva Chow

Eva Chow & Peter Dundas

Yvonne Force

Andre Balazs

Andre Balazs, Jason Binn, Eric Milon, & Tony Shafrazi

Andre Balazs

Larry Gagosian & Tony Shafrazi

Aby Rosen

David Edelstein

Lorenzo Martone

Nadine Johnson, Derek Blasberg, & Andre Balazs

Jason Binn, Lara Shirftman, & Stephen Dorff

Stavros Niarchos

2010

Alex Rodriguez, Andre Berto, & Antonio Misuraca

Bob Colacello

Thierry Guetta & Lorenzo Martone

Aby Rosen & David Edelstein

Vito Schnabel & Aby Rosen

Sam Keller

Navin Chatani, Simon Rex, & Unik Ernest

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2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, Micky Arison, & Pat Riley

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Madeleine Arison, Chris Riley, & Blaine Trump

Nicky Hilton & Paris Hilton

Roberto Cavalli

Michael Chow, Roberto Cavalli, Eva Chow, & Sandra

Vito Schnabel

Yvonne Force & Leo Villareal

Lorenzo Martone & Nadine Johnson

Stefanie Seymore & Jean Pigozzi

Tony Shafrazi

John Tisch & Michael Chow

John Tisch, Michael Chow, Eva Chow, & Stefanie Seymore

Stefanie Seymore, Eva Chow, & Michael Govan

Andre Balazs, Farnaz Vossoughian, & Joshua Pickard

Tatiana Muinoz, Nicola Siervo, Lorenzo Martone, Farnaz Vossoughian, & Joshua Pickard

Eric Hadley & Jason Pomeranc

Andre Balazs, David Edelstein, & Michael Fuchs

Lorenzo Martone, Tony Shafrazi, & Andre Balazs

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John Hess, Susan Hess, Michael Douglas, Jason Binn, Pat Riley, Chris Riley, Catherine ZetaJones, Madeleine Arison, & Micky Arison

Dan Shannon, Sean Penn, Nicola Siervo, & Tony Shafrazi

Flo Rida

Larry Gagosian

Bob Colacello

Bob Colacello & Paris Hilton

Micky Arison & Bob Colacello

Giovanna Battaglia

Jason Binn & Jean Pigozzi

Issabelle Zumulbl & Anastasia

Vito Schnabel

Andre Balazs

Tony Shafrazi

Yvonne Force

Yvonne Force & Leo Villareal

Farnaz Vossoughian & Joshua Pickard

Johan Lindeberg

Nicola Siervo & Tony Shafrazi

Todd Eberle

Johan Lindeberg & Emily Smith

David Edelstein & Sam Nazarian

Aby Rosen & Tony Shafrazi

Aby Rosen & Andre Balazs

Jus Ske, Ronnie Madra, & Richie Akiva

Helly Hamad, Ron Burkle, Nicola Siervo, & Tony Shafrazi

Alex von Furstenberg & Anne Marie Kortright

Ana Beatriz Barros & Helly Hamad

Sam Keller

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Art Basel 2011 Retrospective

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2012 – It’s been 11 years since Art Basel first hit American soil in Miami, and those of us who have seen the city evolve since its inception are gleaming with pride. Because Miami is no longer a place limited to beaches and boozing (read: there’s still plenty of that, of course) but instead, we’re quickly coming up in the ranks as one of the most influential cities in the US. And it’s about time.

With the 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach upon us, we thought we’d take a look back at the highlights from last year, beginning with Art of Night: our very own Seth Browarnik’s inaugural exhibition-turned-wild freak show, undoubtedly one of the best Basel parties of the week. Pharrell Williams, Gabrielle Union, Micky and Madeleine Arison, James Rosenquist, Ivana Trump and Paul Shaffer all stepped out to celebrate Browarnik and the moments in time captured only through his lens.

To adequately showcase his gallery, documenting the lives of individuals from Michael Jackson to local influencers past like Tony Goldman, the Shelborne South Beach was transformed into an adult playground (remember the human disco ball?) where DJ Paul Sevigny was spinning in the hotel’s black lounge while musical ensemble DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe provided the poolside entertainment. It was one for the books.

And because we know that gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach involves serious mind and body preparations, we thought this might also remind you exactly who and what makes the whirlwind week of sleepless nights and non-stop days all worthwhile.

Stay tuned for more flashbacks from Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, and check back daily for exclusive coverage of over 200 private parties, exhibitions and celebrations from this year’s lineup.

Art of Night Opening Night

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – Bing, the decision search engine by Microsoft, celebrated the official Grand Opening of the Shelborne South Beach and the Art of Night exhibit with a beachfront bash, which included Gabrielle UnionPharrell WilliamsIvana TrumpPaul Shaffer, Mario and Ramona Singer, & David Barton embracing the art of nightlife.

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Pharrell Williams & Seth Browarnik

Susanne Bartsch

James Rosenquist

Desiree Gruber & Kyle MacLaughlan

Ivana Trump & Seth Browarnik

Caitlin Moe & Mia Moretti

Susanne Bartsch

Jill Martin, Micky Arison, Madeleine Arison, & Seth Browarnik

Micky Arison, Madeleine Arison, & Marvin Ross Friedman

Paul Sevigny & Paul Shaffer

Art of Night Opening Dinner

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – On Wednesday, November 30th, Jason Binn and his wife Haley toasted the unveiling of my first-ever exhibit, Art of Night, with an intimate dinner at the Shelborne South Beach’s Vesper American Brasserie, sponsored by Dom PerignonGabrielle UnionIvana TrumpPaul ShafferRoy and Leah BlackDavid BartonJill MartinJorge and Darlene PerezSusanne Bartsch and Menin Hotels’ Keith Meninand Jared Galbut were all there to join in on the celebration.

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Seth Browarnik & Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Jason Binn & Jonathan Cheban

Jason Binn & Seth Browarnik

Jason Binn, Gabrielle Union & Ivana Trump

Gabrielle Union & Ivana Trump

David Barton & Paul Shaffer

Barry Slotnick, Charles H. Townsend, & Jorge Perez

Alex Rodriguez Private Party

Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2011 – World Red Eye was invited to join Alex Rodriguez at his home for an intimate get together at his home in Miami Beach before the fun of Art Basel ensued on Friday night.

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Alex Rodriguez

Culo by Mazzucco Book Launch

Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2011 – The Friday of Art Basel 2011 was unlike any other this year with dinners and parties to remember, but the special book launch hosted by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs at Mr. Chow left an impression unlike any other. Diddy hosted the release of “Culo” by Raphael MazzuccoJanice CombsWill SmithAdrien BrodyChris Bosh, Paris HiltonNicky HiltonPharrell WilliamsRussell Simmons were just a handful of guests that came in support of the famed fashion photographer.

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Raphael Mazzucco

Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash)

Waris Ahluwhalia & Johan Lindeberg

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner & Chris Bosh

Nicky Hilton, Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash), Chris Bosh, & Adrienne Bosh

Sean “Diddy” Combs & Pharrell Williams

Damien Hirst & Sean “Diddy” Combs

Roberto Cavalli, Sean “Diddy” Combs, & Raphael Mazzucco

Adrien Brody & Rick Rubin

Fabian Basabe, Tara Solomon, & Lance Bass

Damien Hirst & Nelly Hooper

Art.sy Party at Soho Beach House

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – Wendi Murdoch of Art.sy and Louis Vuitton hosted a Beachside Barbeque at the Soho Beach House which made for a start studded event. Hosted by Adrien Brody, the invite only party had an impressive guest list including the Hilton sisters and Naomi Campbell.

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Adrien Brody

Naomi Campbell & Wendi Murdoch

Val Kilmer, Afef, Naomi Campbell, & Wendi Murdoch

Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton

Jean Pigozzi & Brett Ratner

Art Basel VIP Preview

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – The Art Basel VIP preview is the most exclusive day of the art fair. With 260 galleries all within the Miami Beach Convention Center, celebs like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-JonesNaomi Campbell, & Diddy all came to have their first pick of the art. Diddy reportedly put down around $95,000 for a 2011 neon work by British artist Tracey Emin which spells out in bright letters “I Listen to the Ocean and All I Hear is You,” from Lehmann Maupin Gallery. The day also brought out the likes of Warner Music Group chairman-CEO recorded music Lyor Cohen; artist and director Julian Schnabel; billionaire Eli Broad(who’s also the founding chairman of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art); a group from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Karim Masri, Meir Teper, Tony Shafrazi, & Gianni Nunnari

Tony Shafrazi, Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, Sean “Diddy” Combs, & Asex

Tony Shafrazi & Naomi Campbell

Helly Hamad

Larry Gagosian

Johan Lindeberg & Aaron Young

Montblanc Honors Craig Robins

Miami Beach, FL – December 1, 2011 – Montblanc honored Craig Robins, longtime supporter of art, design and culture, in the 20th anniversary year of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Awards. The award was presented by Pharrell Williams at a gala event in the Miami Design District during Miami Beach’s celebrated Art Basel show in the company of numerous design and fashion stars. There was also a performance by French top band Yelle and a live art piece created by Jona Cerwinske.

Attendees of the gala included Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra and co-founder of Design Miami; Design, music, sports and fashion stars including Chris Bosh, Eva Green, David Adjaye Zaha HadidDan Carten and Dean Carten, DJ Paul Sevigny and more.

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Pharrell Williams, Zaha Hadid, & Craig Robins

Craig Robins & Zaha Hadid

Jona Cerwinske

Eva Green

Dan Caten & Dean Caten

Chris Bosh & Paul Sevigny

Craig Robins & David Adjaye

F*** Me I’m Famous

Miami Beach, FL – December 3, 2011 – None of us here at WorldRedEye have ever seen LIV so awesomely insane as it was Friday night. F*** Me I’m Famous, hosted by Cathy & David Guetta was arguably the biggest night at LIV in 2011. The event was the celebrity hotspot for Art Basel Miami Beach with appearances by UsherWill SmithJada Pinkett Smith, and the Hilton sisters.

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David Guetta

Jada Pinkett Smith

Cathy Guetta, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, & David Guetta

Cathy Guetta, Usher, & David Guetta

Interview Magazine Honors Luca Di Montezemelo

Miami Beach, FL – November 29, 2011 – Ferrari North America along with the legendary Interview Magazine hosted guests from around the world, celebratingFerrari’s heritage and Luca di Montezemolo’s 20th anniversary with Ferrari on Tuesday, November 29th.   Ferrari hosted the private party at 11 11 Lincoln Road, the iconic structure situated at the gateway to Lincoln Road’s pedestrian promenade.

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Adriana Biasi, Brandon Ralph, & Val Kilmer

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

MAM Crash the Ball

Miami Beach, FL – December 3, 2011 – Art lovers of all kind gathered at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Resort for Art Basel’s yearly MAM Ball. This event was a success for the attendees as they enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and special celebrity appearances by Lisa PlinerDonald Pliner. Unsurprising, the fundraiser didn’t disappoint when it came to collecting cash for the support of educational and public programming.

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Stephanie Reed & Marc Spiegler

Thom Collins, Darlene & Jorge Perez

Vanity Fair at MOCA

Miami, FL – November 29, 2011 – On the occasion of 10 years of Art Basel Miami BeachMOCA celebrated the Vanity Fair International Party with special guests including Sandy Brant & Ingrid Sischy. The party was also the opening of Mark Handforth’s Rolling Stop|Knight Exhibition Series.

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Mark Handworth

Bruce Weber

Donna Karan & Mark Handworth

Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Mark Handworth, Julian Schnabel, & Ingrid Sischy

Wolfsonian Art Basel

Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2011 – The WolfsonianFIU’s annual Art Basel party on Friday, December 2, 2011 was a celebration of the new exhibition, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, which explores French cultural identity through design produced from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The exhibition will be on view through March 26, 2012 and is organized by The Wolfsonian from the collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques, France (National Center for Visual Arts or CNAP). The opening of the exhibition was also a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/. The evening featured a performance by French multi-instrumentalist Arandel.

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Designer of the Year – David Adjaye

Miami, FL – December 2, 2011 – Design Miami/, the global forum for design, honored David Adjaye, OBE, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, as the 2011 recipient of the Designer of the Year Award. A site-specific installation by Adjaye, commissioned for the fair, was presented at Design Miami/, November 29-December 4, 2011. Each December, the Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award recognizes an internationally renowned architect, designer, or studio whose body of work demonstrates unmatched quality, innovation and influence, while expanding the boundaries of design. The Designer of the Year must demonstrate a consistent history of outstanding work, along with a significant new project, career milestone, or other noteworthy achievement within the previous twelve months. Past Designer of the Year winners include Zaha HadidMarc NewsonTokujin Yoshioka, the Campana Brothers,Maarten Baas, and Konstantin Grcic.

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Craig Robins, Sabina Belli, Pharrell Williams, David Adjaye, & Ashley Scott

Pharrell Williams & Craig Robins

Scissor Sisters

Jason Sellards (Jake Shears) of Scissor Sisters & Laurie Lynn Stark

Evenings in Vogue

Miami Beach, FL – December 3, 2011 – VOGUE Magazine hosted the annual “Evening in Vogue” event at the picturesque Miami estate of Loren and JR Ridinger on Saturday. Loren Ridinger and Jeffrey Kalinsky hosted over 300 guests in the lavish pool garden on the Ridinger property. Special guests Angela and Vittorio Missoni celebrated Missoni’s Summer 2012 Collection presented by Nordstrom.

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Angela Missoni & models wearing Missoni

Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton

Rocsi Diaz, Gabrielle Union & LaLa Vasquez

Loren Ridinger & Andre Balazs

Ocean Drive Magazine – Art of Night

Miami Beach, FL – December 3, 2011 – Ocean Drive magazine and Rhum St. Barth celebrated celebrity and nightlife photographer Seth Browarnik’s Art of Night photo exhibit on Saturday December 3. Over 800 friends and fans attended the “Fete a la Plage” at the newly revealed Shelborne Hotel complete with international DJ Jacques Dumas.

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Theophilus London & Tyson Beckford

Erwin Wurm’s Beauty Business

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – Artist Erwin Wurm’s Beauty Business opening recpetion took place at the Bass Museum of Art for VIPs and Bass Museum members only. Wurm showcased his first show with a cohesive focus on the home or dwelling which consisted primarily of sculpture and photography.

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TV on the Radio at Ricochet

Miami, FL – December 2, 2011 – The second night of the SpotifyMcDonald’s at Ricochet Lounge during Art Basel 2011 drew quite the crowd with another phenomenal performance lined up by TV on the Radio. The vibe connected everyone as Big Macs were passed around and everyone complimented the recently opened venue. This was an epic night to remember!

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TV on the Radio

Bing Presents Young the Giant & Theophilus London

Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2011 – Bing, the decision search engine by Microsoft, rounded out the week of Art of Night celebrations in honor of celebrity lensman Seth Browarnik’s first ever exhibit with an poolside performance by up and coming artists, Theophilus London and Young the Giant at the Shelborne South Beach. To enhance the energy of the crowd-pleasing performances, the crowd was treated to a visual spectacle that included lasers and hologram projections and art installations by Brazilian graffiti artist Finok and Havaianas flip-flops.

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Young the Giant

Theophilus London

Art Basel VIP Preview

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Tony Shafrazi, Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, & Asex

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – The Art Basel VIP preview is the most exclusive day of the art fair. With 260 galleries all within the Miami Beach Convention Center, celebs like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Naomi Campbell, & Diddy all came to have their first pick of the art. Diddy reportedly put down around $95,000 for a 2011 neon work by British artist Tracey Emin which spells out in bright letters “I Listen to the Ocean and All I Hear is You,” from Lehmann Maupin Gallery. The day also brought out the likes of Warner Music Group chairman-CEO recorded music Lyor Cohen; artist and director Julian Schnabel; billionaire Eli Broad (who’s also the founding chairman of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art); a group from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Tony Shafrazi & Naomi Campbell

Larry Gagosian

Micky Arison

Micky & Madeleine Arison, & Nelly Hooper

Johan Lindeberg & Aaron Young

Karim Masri, Meir Teper, Tony Shafrazi, & Gianni Nunnari

Mike Heller & Mark Gumbel

Jason Binn, Larry Gagosian, & Sue Hostetler

Sue Hostetler

Haley & Jason Binn

Jason Binn

Helly Hamad

Lisa & Adam Koffler

Sam Robbins & Ashlee Harrison

Adrienne bon Haes & Marvin Ross Friedman

Criselda & Michael Breene

Art.sy Party at Soho Beach House

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Val Kilmer, Asex, Naomi Campbell, & Wendi Murdoch

Miami Beach, FL – November 30, 2011 – Wendi Murdoch of Art.sy and Louis Vuitton hosted a Beachside Barbeque at the Soho Beach House which made for a start studded event. Hosted by Adrien Brody, the invite only party had an impressive guest list including the Hilton sisters and Naomi Campbell.

Paris Hilton, Nadja Swarovski, & Nicky Hilton

Adrien Brody

Naomi Campbell & Wendi Murdoch

Wendi Murdoch, Carter Cleveland, & Dasha Zhukova

Wendi Murdoch & Dasha Zhukova

Carter Cleveland & Adrien Brody

Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton

Aby Rosen

Nadja Swarovski

Jean Pigozzi & Brett Ratner

Simon Huck & Jonathon Cheban

Stephanie LaCava

Erick Morillo Birthday at LIV

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

apl.de.ap, Naomi Campbell, Vladimir Doronin, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, Cassie, will.i.am, & Felix Da Housecat

Miami Beach, FL – March 26, 2011 – Erick Morillo got the royal birthday treatment at LIV in the Fontainebleau Saturday night which was the after party for the Hennessy Blue Moon Bonfire at La Cote. The night turned out to be more of a celebration than a party. The energy inside LIV was unreal, and the birthday boy delivered an insane set. The woman popping out of the top of the birthday cake wasn’t the only surprise of the night, will.i.am,  and the king himself, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs performed together as well as Craig David. Naomi Campbell, Reggie Bush, Cassie, Shaggie, & Felix Da Housecat were all in the DJ booth for the entire night.

Erick Morillo, Cassie, & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Erick Morillo

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

will.i.am & Erick Morillo

will.i.am, Erick Morillo, Manny, & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Erick Morillo, Caprice Bourret, & Craig David

Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo

apl.de.ap, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, & Felix Da Housecat

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs & will.i.am

apl.de.ap, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, & Will.i.am

Naomi Campbell & Vladimir Doronin

Reggie Bush & Homero Ganem

David Grutman & Shaggy

Erick Morillo & Sean “P.Diddy

Erick Morillo & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Erick Morillo & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Erick Morillo

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

D-Nice, Felix Da Housecat, Cassie, & will.i.am

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

will.i.am & Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo

will.i.am & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

will.i.am & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

will.i.am

will.i.am & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs & will.i.am

will.i.am & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

P.Diddy

Cedric Adenika & Shaggy

Ruckus & Chuckie

Erick Morillo, Manny, Craig David, Cedric Adenika

Craig David

Erick Morillo

Craig David

Erick Morillo, Harry Romero, Doutzen Kroes, Cedric Adenika, & Sunnery James

Doutzen Kroes & Sunnery James

Richie Akiva, Cassie, Jessica Rosenblum, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, & Ruckus

Big Al & Ruckus

Purple & Ruckus

Noah Tepperberg, Richie Akiva, & Sean “P.Diddy” Combs

DeLeon at Wall

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Tony Shafrazi, Vladimir Doronin, Naomi Campbell, & Adrien Brody

Miami Beach, FL – December 1, 2010 – Following a successful series of events during New York Fashion Week, DeLeon kicks off Miami Art Basel by supporting the art community, hosting a private event with DJ Paul Oakenfold, one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers, and DJ Ruckus. This will be the first of a series of events during Art Basel, presented by DeLeon. The event, brought out the art industry’s finest including the one and only fashion icon Naomi Campbell, Adrien Brody and Tony Shafrazi.

Paul Oakenfold, Ruckus, & Dean May

Maria Stavrou

Navin, Simon “Dirt Nasty” Rex, & Jona Cerwinsky

Mike Scally

Jona Cerwinsky & Tony Shafrazi

Jona Cerwinsky


fashion week

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Janet Jackson & Marc Jacobs on September 14, 2009 at Belvedere & V Magazine Marc Jacobs After Party at Hiro at Maritime Hotel

September 10,2010 – New York City, New York – Who said Fashion Week was all about fashion? We sure didn’t. Right beside the trends being unveiled on the runways the biggest buzz of NYFW is, the celebrities.

As we pack up and move World Red Eye to the Big Apple, we can’t help but be excited for this week’s events like those we’re showcasing from Spring Fashion Week years passed… For four years, we’ve spent Fashion Week in NYC shooting openings, parties, models, celebs, and socialites. This year promises to be the most exciting yet, with Evan and Spencer in tow, we are expanding our coverage to events all over the city.

From Fashion’s Night Out, to QVC, Zac Posen, and the opening of the much anticipated LAVO , the photos are going to tell the stories.
The weather in new york is perfect, our cameras our packed, and World Red Eye is ready to hit the city running.

Lady Gaga on September 14,2009 at Belvedere & V Magazine Marc Jacobs After Party at Hiro at Maritime Hotel

Benicio Del Torro & Josh Hartnett on September 14,2010 at Yellow Fever at Milieu

Avril Lavigne & her band on September 9, 2004 at the Maxim magazine party at Crobar

Carmelo Anthony and Lala Vazquez on September 11, 2004 at Baby Phat after party at Show

Lil’ Kim on September 10, 2004 at The Rosa Cha Fashion Show

Lil’ Kim, Naomi Campbell on September 10, 2004 at Rosa Cha Fashion Show

Jay-Z & Guy Oseary on September 12, 2004 at Guy Oseary Party at Morgans Hotel

Lemar, Omahyra Mota, & Betsey Johnson on September 13, 2004 at Betsey Johnson at Bryant Park

Mena Suvari & Dani Stahl on September 15, 2010 at Midnight Collection Launch at the Lia Sophia Fashion Week Lounge at Alice & Olivia

Natalie Portman on September 12, 2004 at Guy Oseary Party at Morgans Hotel

Stephanie Pratt & Holly Montag on September 15, 2009 at Midnight Collection Launch at the Lia Sophia Fashion Week Lounge at Alice & Olivia