About Us

Introducing Eyeist

Growing numbers of photographers around the world are searching for career guidance and objective feedback of their work from leading industry experts. This is evidenced by the massive increase in attendance at in-person portfolio reviews and the proliferation of photo sharing websites.

Until now, access to these experts has only been possible a few times a year at photo festivals and workshops, and even then, attending these events can be prohibitive for both photographers and reviewers due to time constraints and travel expenses.

By bringing the review process online, Eyeist has removed these obstacles and expanded the availability and access to photography reviews. Built from the ground up using cutting-edge HTML5 technology, Eyeist facilitates the delivery of expert reviews and career guidance by leading photo industry professionals, to photographers everywhere.

Eyeist Leadership

Allegra Wilde - Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Allegra Wilde has been a Picture/Visual Strategist, Creative Director and Consultant to artists, photographers, and other art-based businesses in the advertising, editorial assignment, and fine-art marketplaces. Prior to her opening her independent consulting business and Eyeist, she was the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. Allegra is a recognized photography industry authority on the agent/artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and image editing. She is a frequent speaker, panelist and reviewer at Photo Plus, APA, ASMP, and the Palm Springs Photo Festival. Allegra regularly critiques the final student projects at most of the major photo programs including those at the International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, NYU, Parsons, FIT and Art Center College of Design

Micah Diamond - Founder, Chief Technical Officer

Micah Diamond has spent the last decade working as a professional photographer in New York City. He has garnered several awards for his images, including both the Photo District News and Communication Arts Photography Annuals. His work has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

Jesse Diamond - Founder, Creative Director

Jesse Diamond has been a professional photographer for over 10 years. His work has been featured in several gallery exhibitions including his acclaimed Drive series; which was also featured as a cover story in Artworks Magazine. Jesse's Drum Circle project has been published by Nazraeli Press, and in 2003, he was featured on NBC's Dateline as part of Harper/Collins, A Day in the Life series. In 2004, Diamond was chosen as the IPA Fine Art Photographer of the Year

Doug Dawirs - Advisor

Doug Dawirs has over 30 years experience as a software developer and digital asset management specialist. He was the original developer of the award-winning application Aldus Fetch/Extensis Portfolio and original architect of several photo-centric sites including workbook.com and workbookstock.com. Doug is technical advisor to the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), developer of PacaSearch (a Web-based mega meta-search engine for licensable images), and developer of the PLUS Registry for the PLUS Coalition. He is the recipient of two MacWorld Magazine World-Class Awards, MacUser Editors' Choice Award (Eddy) and MacWorld Editors' Choice Award.

Advisory Board

Howard Bernstein
Lewis Blackwell
Hossein Farmani
Julie Grahame
Howard Greenberg
Rob Haggart
Todd Hido
Chase Jarvis
Daile Kaplan
Stella Kramer
Leah Levine
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Stephen Mayes
Doug Menuez
Chris Pichler
Everard Williams

Latest Press Releases and Events

Chase Jarvis LIVE: Your Portfolio Is Your Most Important Asset (Video)
(Sneak peek of the alpha version of Eyeist at 01:01:51 into the segment.)
One Hour Photo: Interview with Jesse Diamond and Allegra Wilde (Audio Podcast)
(Interview starts at 00:08:45 into the segment.)

Affiliates and Sponsors

ASMPAPALucie Foundation

ASMP (American Society of Media Professionals)
APA (American Photographic Artists)
Lucie Foundation

Media Resources


"Quick Overview of Eyeist" (vimeo.com/eyeist/demo)
"The Value of Expert Feedback" (vimeo.com/eyeist/value)
Note: Both of the above videos are embeddable. However, you can download the HD originals for offline playback at demo.zip and value.zip respectively.


Brand Guide (eyeist.com/downloads/brand.zip)
Includes logo artwork and specifications.

Social Network

Facebook: facebook.com/eyeist

Twitter: twitter.com/eyeist1

Google+: plus.google.com/116931645350873690689/

Vimeo: vimeo.com/eyeist/videos

Corporate Address and Contact Information

Eyeist LLC
1880 Century Park East, Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
+1 414.939.3478

Eyeist Support
+1 414.939.3478

Reviewer Applications
Please send a cover letter and résumé to allegra@eyeist.com