Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IN TOWN: UP ON THE ROOF|PATRICK PELTIER




Jacket and shirt both by Adam Kimmel Spring/Summer 2011 Men Collection; cap, trouser and boots, all by Agnes B. Spring/Summer 2011 Men Collection

Name|Patrick Peltier

Age|21

Hometown|Hamburg, Germany


How did you get discovered?

While I was shopping at Zara, an agent approached me.


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

My Ipod and headphones are my constant travel companion. I will not leave home without it.


Favorite city you have been to:

Loving NYC in a major way!


Favorite dish to eat:

Self made chicken wraps, it's my specialty!


People would be surprise to know that I...

I am addicted to chocolates.


What type of music do you like listening to?

Rock, r&b and soul. My faves are Vampire Weekend, John Legend and Kings of Leon.


MODEL AGENT|Carlotta Sironi|VNY

IMAGES|David Needleman|www.davidneedleman.com
CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Patrick Peltier|VNY
Special thanks to Carlotta Sironi and the men's board at VNY Model Management; John Kendzierski at Black Frame; Chris Apple at Agnes B. PR for all their continuing support.

CLOTHING:
Adam Kimmel-www.adamkimmel.com
Agnes B.-www.agnesb.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

IN TOWN: DENNIS DROEMER


Name|Dennis Droemer

Age|21

Hometown|Berlin, Germany


How did you get discovered?

I got scouted at school when I was 13. My very first shoot was for Qvest Magazine in Berlin.


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

Laptop, skateboard, good energy and love!


Favorite city you have been to:

New York, London, Paris, Milan, Spain and India


Favorite dish to eat:

Any German, Spanish and Italian cuisine


People would be surprise to know that I...

I am a entertainer at heart


What type of music do you like listening to?

Reggae, soul, chill out and a dose of electro


MODEL AGENT|Oscar Garnica|ReQuest

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dennis Droemer|ReQuest
Special thanks to Oscar Garnica and the men's board at ReQuest for their continuing support.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

IN TOWN: ALEX or ALEJANDRO?

Name|Alejandro Rodriquez (I prefer to be call Alex because I hate what Lady Gaga have done to my name)

Age|22

Hometown|Valencia, Spain


How did you get discovered?

My mom send two pics to a Spanish magazine and the magazine introduce me to an agency. The agency signed me right away.


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

Hat or hoodie, hairdryer, hair products and my laptop


Favorite city you have been to:

Miami, New York and London


Favorite dish to eat:

Meat with pasta


People would be surprise to know that I...

I love to cook!


What type of music do you like listening to?

Indie rock and Spanish hip hop


MODEL AGENT|Mario Acquarulo|Wilhelmina

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Alejandro|Wilhelmina
Special thanks to Mario Acquarulo and the men's board at Wilhelmina for their continuing support.

Friday, November 12, 2010

IN TOWN: ANTONIO NAVAS


Name|Antonio Navas

Age|20

Hometown|Barcelona, Spain


How did you get discovered?

While walking the street of Barcelona, a talent agent scouted me.


Favorite city you have been to:

Peru and Cuba


Favorite dish to eat:

Spanish food (ham over everything!)


People would be surprise to know that I...

That I just had twins with my girlfriend...Just kidding!


What type of music do you like listening to?

Rock, reggae and hip hop. Unfortunately, my i-touch is broken.


MODEL AGENT|Jesse Simon|Ford

IMAGE|John Tan
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Antonio Navas|Ford
Special thanks to Jesse Simon and the men's board at Ford for their continuing support.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SIMON KOTYK|HOTEL CHELSEA








Name|Simon Kotyk

Age|20

Homebase|Kladno, Czech


How did you get started in modeling?

My agent discovered me at an Ikea store in Prague. I was shopping with my parents. I wasn't really interested in modeling then. My dream was to become a dramatic character actor.


This is your first time in NYC, what's your first impression?

I feel like I am in a dream. I always saw New York through films, and to be here is a bit surreal.


Of all the places you wanted to visit in New York, could you tell me why you chose to come to the Chelsea Hotel first?

In every city I have visited, I prefer the indie tourist route rather than the mainstream tourist destinations. A female friend back home suggested that I visit the Chelsea Hotel. Since I am into the punk music scene, what better iconic place to visit than the Chelsea Hotel? The hotel is really cool, it is more like an art gallery than a hotel (there's artwork on every floor). Also it is free of tourists, which makes it perfect.


What are some of the other places you are interested in visiting while in New York?

I want to check out past places that are associated with the Factory and Andy Warhol. I am a huge fan of the '70s and '80s. The indie art scene during that period of time really inspires me.


How's Kladno, Czech Republic, different from Manhattan, New York?

The architecture, people's mentality is very different. People in New York are more helpful if you need something.


What other projects are you working on besides modeling?

I am a professional tattoo artist. I have work on roughly fifty individuals' tattoos so far in my tattoo career. I started this career early this spring. I am loving it!


Tell us about your tattoos.

It is only on my left arm but I am right-handed. I have a tattoo engraved with the words, "I Believe In Fairies." One of my favorite children's books growing up was Peter Pan. I remember my mom reading the book to me. When I was a kid, I personally saw a fairy (not kidding!). Every tattoo has a different meaning for me.


My favorite things:

Drink or smoke?—Straight-edge.

Favorite ice cream—Toffee with nuts, in Italy.

Music—Joy Division, The Cure, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, Mozart, Beethoven, and Johnny Cash.


AGENT|Rodger|Major (Paris)

IMAGES|John Tan
CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Simon Kotyk|Major Models (Paris)
COPY EDITOR|Jonathan Shia

Special thanks to Rodger at Major Models (Paris). Simon Kotyk for his time and spending most of his first trip in NYC with JTC!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MY FAVORITE THINGS...SHANE GAMBILL


Name|Shane Gambill
Age|22
Homebase|Tucson, AZ

You wear a very distinctive pair of glasses. Who makes them and where did you buy them?

They are deadstock vintage from American Apparel.


Are you nearsighted or farsighted? Can you see without them?

Nearsighted, and they broke last night and I can't see shit haha.


With your eyewear, when you are working on an editorial or a job, do they prefer to have you wear them or do they usually ask you to take them off?

Depends on the mood of the shoot, but usually they have me wear them on one or two to see how they look.


Do you own other glasses or sunglasses?

I have a pair of rad Persol sunglasses, but I lost them in Arizona somewhere.


How did you get into modeling?

I was hanging with a girl in Arizona and she moved out here and her friend Wil Alexander is a photographer and sent my pics around to agencies. I liked Adam and I just went from there.



JTC has learned that you are embarking on a career in hairstyling. Can you tell us something about your love for this area of fashion?

I love hair because it’s always changing, no two heads and faces are the same and you get to customize each look to make the client look and, more importantly, feel sexy and confident.


Do you prefer styling men's or women's hair?

I love women’s hair. It’s so versatile and fun.


What look do you envision for the future for hair?

I feel classics are in right now and in the future. When money is tight, I feel people want something that is timeless and always sexy.


Is there one famous individual whose hair you would love to style? Why?

I would love to style John Waters’ hair. Mainly I just want to talk to him for an hour. He is my number one hero.

AGENT|Kevin|ADAM
IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Shane Gambill|ADAM
COPY EDITOR|Jonathan Shia
Special thanks to Kevin & everyone at Adam, model Shane Gambill for sharing his favorite eyewear and hairstyle trend chat with JTC.

Monday, November 1, 2010

THE CHAUFFEUR|CHRIS WINTERS




HIGHWAY IMAGE—STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

All Clothing, Burberry Prorsum Pre-Spring/Summer 2011 Men Collection


Name|Chris Winters

Age|19

Homebase|New Jersey


How did you get discovered?

I was approached by my agent when I was waiting outside of a club.


Are there other career you are pursuing?

I don’t really have any other jobs. I’m a college student in New Jersey.


On your day off, where would you mostly likely spend most of your time?

On a weekend, you could find me at my girlfriend’s college. During the week, I’m usually hanging out at one of my friend's houses in town.


Unlike most models I know, you actually have your own car, what would be your dream car? Which destination would you like to take your dream car to and why?

I currently drive a Cadillac CTS that I’ve had for a few years. My dream car would be a BMW 7 series or maybe a Mercedes S Class. I would probably take it to Miami or somewhere warm.


Describe your perfect night out and your attire?

Going out to dinner and getting some good food. Going out to a club with my girl and friends, then hanging out at my house after. A nice pair of jeans and a new T-shirt. I really like shoes so I usually have a clean pair of Jordans or Nikes.


What type of music would be on your dial for a smooth ride?

I have always listened to rap in my car.


In LA, the perfect spot for a late night bite would be In & Out Burger, in NJ, where would you like to go for a late night bite?

I live in New Jersey so my favorite burger spot is definitely White Castle. I would get a crave case…it’s like a brief case full of burgers.


Are you aggressive or safe and responsible driver?

I can be a fast aggressive driver. I’ve gotten some tickets so I have learned to slow down.


AGENTS|George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Red Models

IMAGES|Alexander Neumann|www.alexanderneumann.com

FASHION EDITOR|CASTING|John Tan
GROOMING|Pascale Poma|www.pascalepoma.com
MODEL|Chris Winters|Red Models
LOCATION|Dumbo, Brooklyn
Special thanks to Miles Freeland and Devin Mahon at Burberry; George Brown and Dave Fothergill at Red Models; Alexander Neumann and Pascale Poma.

CLOTHING:
Burberry Prorsum-www.burberry.com