Friday, December 9, 2016

JTC's TAKE NOTE: LEGEND IN MY OWN TIME|DUSTIN BICE




























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IN CONVERSATION|DUSTIN BICE

Name|Dustin Bice
Age|23
Hometown|Houston, Texas

How did you get discovered?
I got into modeling by accident. A family friend saw me at a wedding and wanted to photograph me.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Just going to school, going to concerts and hanging out with friends all the time.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am ok with dying on live tv or on a stage!
What's your latest obsession?
Denim everything, I want a denim wall paper, carpet, seating living room with a denim covered grand piano!
Your most prize possession?
A brown leather bracelet from Disney World that said "Adventure".
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Janis Joplin, she was the free spirited person I had ever heard or known about.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom
If you could choose one person to no longer exist, who would it be and why?
Someone who didn't want to exist any longer.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Free, Able, Daring
Describe your personal style:
70s Punk meets 90s Grunge
Icons you would love to meet through fashion:
Debbie harry, Iris Apfel, Edith Meale
Best advice you have ever given:
Just GO!
Skills:
I play the drums, piano and guitar; sewing, dancing, painting, styling and sculpting.
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Hosuton, Texas—My bedroom—I have musical instruments and we can play music and get creative!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Skits with my friends. Theme song: An original score, written by me.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I sat next to a murderer in his house where he killed his wife after he had done it. He was arrested for it eventually.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
The instant ability to master every single musical instrument.
A single word that defines you:
LEGENDARY

IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dustin Bice (For bookings, please email: biceofficial@gmail.com)
Special thanks to Dustin/Bice for making the trek to visit JTC to do this blog feature, luggage in tow!
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DUSTIN BICE' S SELF PORTRAIT

Thursday, December 8, 2016

REACHING THE TOP|JOSEPH TAAFFE





































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IN CONVERSATION|JOE TAAFFE

Name|Jospeh Taaffe
Age|25
Hometown|Larchmont, New York

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted by Leah Hibbert from Heroes Models at a music festival by the Meadows.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I worked as a digital marketing agency.
People would be surprised to know that I...
write screenplays in my free time.
What's your latest obsession?
I am fascinated by mountain climbing. I've hiked a couple of volcanoes this past year. It's equal parts miserable and rewarding. I love the rush when you reach the top!
Your most prize possession?
I have a coconut I smuggled back from Thailand fifteen years ago that I still keep as a reminder of the trips I have taken with my family.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
David Beckham, he was my favorite player on my favorite team, Manchester United.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom and dad
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adventurous, Intense, Curious
Describe your personal style:
Casual with city twist
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Golden Temple in Amritsar, India during my study abroad at college.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
There Will Be Blood—Scene: Bowling alley scene
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Manchester United
Player: Paul Pogba
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Larchmont, New York—The local old fashion movie theater
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
It would be a dramedy  set in New Orleans set to a jazz theme music.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went to Kenya on a whim with my best friend to work at an NGO.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Trip to Monaco

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nadia Shahrik|Heroes Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joseph Taaffe|Heroes Models
Special thanks to Nadia Shahrik and the men's board at Heroes Models; Joseph for taking the time out and fight the chill to do this blog feature with JTC!
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JOE TAAFFE' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

JTC's TAKE NOTE: ALEX MANON








































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IN CONVERSATION|ALEX MANON

Name|Alex Manon
Age|19
Hometown|Brooklyn, New York City

Three descriptions that defines your interest: 
Musician|Athlete|Adventurer
Some info about you:
I was a pro rock climber at age 13. I've climbed in competitions and outdoor places all around New England, Texas and Utah.
A ultimate climbing destination:
Fontainebleau
What's your latest obsession?
I am producing music. I love the idea/feeling of creating music out of my head and it translate into a track and into my laptop! My favorite recent track is "Rich For The Summer" that I made with a friend I grew up with.
Your most prize possession?
This poster I have in my room that was from my grandmother. It's a poster of Warhol and Basquiat and signed by both of them to my grandma.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Derek Jeter and Mark Messier
Favorite childhood memory:
When I met the New York Rangers and got to ride the Zamboni during the game!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Two minutes ago to my girlfriend, Vivian.
Describe your personal style:
I like to look at what is trending in street wear or other styles and incorporate a little bit of everything I like and turn it into my style.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I have traveled a bit but everywhere in the world I go, I always end up loving Brooklyn the most. It's just the place I grew up in and always will be my favorite.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Forrest Gump—Scene: Forrest speaking at the Lincoln memorial
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Hockey
Team: New York Rangers
Player: Mark Messier
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Definitely a show showing funny internet videos. Theme song: Home Alone by Ansel Elgort
Craziest thing you ever done:
At a block party there was a pig roast, my friend dared me to eat the pig's eye so I did!
Who would you like to meet through modeling?
Eminem—His rap and music is still relevant today as ever...
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
To have 24/7 access to a recording studio!

For Go-See and Bookings, please email JTC.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Alex Manon|JTC
Special thanks to Alex for making the time to do this blog feature with JTC!
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ALEX MANON' S SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BEST SHOTS|KLINE BARFIELD








































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IN CONVERSATION|KLINE BARFIELD

Name|Kline Barfield
Age|14
Hometown|Savannah, Georgia

How did you get discovered?
I started as a child model. My mom took me to a local agency and later I got sign with Major Models and here I am!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was a professional motor cross rider and I also build cars with my own designs.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a world champion skeet shooter! 
What's your latest obsession?
Because it is winter, I have to say, snowboarding
Your most prize possession?
My grandfather's gun he passed on to me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My dad, he rocks!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
A few minutes ago to my mom on the phone.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Fun, Outgoing, Spontaneous
Describe your personal style:
Punk rock with a hint of high fashion
Your favorite place you have travel to:
The Virgin Islands
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Talladega Nights—Scene: The entire film
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Cycling
Cyclist: Peter Sagan
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Savannah, Georgia—Skating downtown
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A documentary of my insane life. Theme song: My Life by Bliss N Eso
Craziest thing you ever done:
Held my breath under water for three minutes!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
A trip to Wyoming!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tom La Sala|Bridget Reilly|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Kline Barfield|Major Models
Special thanks to Tom La Sala, Bridget Reilly and the men's board at Major Models; Kline for taking the time during his visit in NYC to meet JTC and do this blog feature at the very last minute!
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KLINE BARFIELD' S SELF PORTRAIT