Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: 90 POSTS LATER...A SPECIAL THANKS!


WWW.JOHNTANCASTING.BLOGSPOT.COM
WWW.VISUALTALESMAGAZINE.COM
would like to express a "Special Thanks!"
to the following models, designers, actors and artists,
without whom, the blog/magazine would not have existed.

To my amazing collaborators-photographers, hair and makeup teams.
The designers and their respective pr firms for lending the collections to be featured in JTC/VT.
The modeling agents and their respective modeling agencies for their time and efforts.

My VT team: Mikael Larson, Gene Kogan, Rachel Miles, Jonathan Shia & Brady Donnelly
for their valuable time and professional support.
To the supporters and followers who kept coming back...

Here's to more postings and exciting projects in 2011!
Cheers, John.

DESIGNERS:
Antonio Azzuolo
Odyn Vovk
Thom Browne
Patrik Ervell
Billy Reid
Siki Im
Osklen
Ben Sherman
G-Star
Agnes B.
Comune
Thomas Engel Hart
Copperwheat
T/M
Bernhard Willhelm
Cast Of Vices
Orgreen
Obesity And Speed
Emperor's New Clothes
and all the major brands/collections that I had the pleasure to feature.

ACTORS:
Elias Comfort McConnell
Lucas Till

MUSICIAN:
Charlie Siem
Will Cameron

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Colin & Diana Angus
James White
Howard & Christine Chu
Alexander Wagner
Bell Soto
Kira Bunse
Darren Black
Leonard Greco
Kurt Mangum
Peter Stanglmayr
Henry Hargreaves
Helga Traxler
Shannon Sinclair
Joshua Allen
Andrew Burmeister
Alexis Brooks
Thomas Hoeffgen
Della Bass
Marius Bugge
Alexander Neumann
Guy Robinson
Michael Elmquist
Karl Simone
Minh Ngo
Agnese Mazzenzana
Jesse Jenkins
John Tan

FASHION ILLUSTRATOR:
Belinda Chow

MODELS: (Not in any particular order)
Eliza Cummings|Select|Women
Taylor Warren|Wilhelmina
Adi|Wilhelmina
Luke Stevens|Select
Alex Dunstan|Select
Joe Pesci|Colby Models
Eric Bell|Fusion|I Models
Oskar Landstrom|Premier
Ned Shatzer|Fusion
André Feulner|Premier
Taylor Maxey|Wilhelmina|I Models
Alexander O'Neill|Next
Gil Schiavon|Ford
Sam Dumas|APM
Maximilian Parsons|Select
T.J. Leavey|Ford
Christian Plauche|VNY
Axel Miraton|Red
Moritz Stefan Laufer|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Steffen Hurst|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Max Peters|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Danny Hoggins|Major (Paris)
Niclas Huntelmann|Major (Paris)
Wael Sersoub|Major (Paris)
Juan Heredia|Red
Cole Mohr|ReQuest
Matt Gontier|Ford
Dennis Hirdt|Ford
Jeff Moerchen|Ford
Andre Z|Ford
Eric Watts|Ford
Rory Torrens|Major
Matthew Coatsworth|Major
Rutger Derksen|Next
Corey Baptiste|VNY
Johnny Angel|Ford
Brandon Nardini|ReQuest
Dan Felton|Red
Bobby Nicholas|Ford
Jason Rotan|Ford
Benoit Taupin|Nine Daughters
Ole Jacobs|Nine Daughters
Marcus Andersson|Ford
Mike Sharits|Ford
Daniel Ditomasso|Ford
Sam Saffman|Ford
William Moody|APM
Miles McMillan|APM
Caspar Smyth|Select
Charles Guislain|Major (Paris)
Danny Arter|Major
Jakub Zelman|Major
Dylan Reitz|Wilhelmina
Mariusz Smolinski|Major
Joan Pedrola|Major
Brennen Steines|Ford
Logan Stockwell|Ford
Patrick Clark|Ford
William Henrotin|Red
AJ Abualrub|Ford
Lasse Pedersen|DNA
Anthony Murrell|New York
Marcel Castenmiller|DNA
Charlie Westerberg|DNA
River Viiperi|Major
Alex Wolf|Red
Zhao Lei|Wilhelmina
Josef Exner|New York
Daje|Ford
Ford Smith|Ford
Daniel Johnson|Fusion
Julius Beckers|Red
Asa Fox|Ford
Max Motta|Ford
Miles Garber|DNA
Jonas Kesseler|Wilhelmina
Jethro Cave|DNA
Paolo Anchisi|Ford
Sam Bennett|Ford
Ethan James|Ford
Michael Smoley|DNA
Pavel Baranov|ReQuest
Sasha Lysenko|ReQuest
Chris Winters|Red
Silviu Tolu|Red
Thomas Penfound|D1
Oleg Antosik|VNY
Clement Chabernaud|Wilhelmina
Matthew Hitt|Wilhelmina
Philippe Durocher|Colby Models
Noma Han|Red
Berthold Rothas|Fusion
Johannes Linder|Wilhelmina
Salieu Jalloh|Red
Charlie Westerberg|DNA
Aiden Andrews|Ford
Bastien Bonizec|Q
Simon Nessman|Major
Wes Phillips|DNA
Joseph Culp|Fusion
Dennis Gilstad|Q
Nick Hinman|Wilhelmina
Vladimir|Wilhelmina
Taras Koltun|DNA
Eric Anderson|Major
Aram|VNY
Travis Bland|Wilhelmina
Matthew Coatsworth|Major
Tobias|VNY
Johnny George|VNY
Alex Cunha|DNA
Petey Wright|Ford
Alim|VNY
Martin Rogal|Red
Robbie Wadge|New York
Lars|Click
Eric Sage|Major
Jonathan Marquez|Click
Peter Bruder|DNA
AJ English|Next (LA)
Joe Flemming|Premier
Laurie Belgrave|Models 1
Patrick Peltier|VNY
Trevor Himes|New York
Dennis Droemer|ReQuest
Alex Rodriquez|Wilhelmina
Antonio Navas|Wilhelmina
Simon Kotyk|Major (Paris)
Shane Gambill|Adam
Mitchell King|Wilhelmina
C.J. Bandy|Colby Models
Joseph Hartmann|Ford
and many more models I had the pleasure to have met and work with.

IN MEMORIAN:
Patrick Wessel
Charles DeVoe
Ambrose Olsen

HAPPY 2011 EVERYONE!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

VARSITY BLUES|JOSEPH HARTMANN

Archive coat by Alexander McQueen; shirt and gloves, both by Barbour; corduroy jeans by American Apparel
Denim jacket by Guess; jeans by Adriano Goldschmied; pullover shirt by No Excess (www.no-excess.com)
Archive coat by Alexander McQueen; archive blazer by Helmut Lang; jeans by American Apparel; tank tee by CK Jeans; shoes, Joseph's own
Archive coat by Prada; jeans by Adriano Goldschmied; pullover shirt by No Excess (www.no-excess.com); sweater by G-Star
Left: Archive coat by Alexander McQueen
Right: Coat, shirt and gloves, all by Barbour; jeans by American Apparel; shoes, Joseph's own
Denim jacket by Guess; jeans by Adriano Goldschmied; pullover shirt by No Excess (www.no-excess.com); cap by Gap; belt and shoes, Joseph's own

Archive blazer by Helmut Lang; shirt and gloves, both by Barbour; jeans by American Apparel

Name|Joseph Hartmann

Age|22

Hometown|Platteville, Wisconsin


How did you get discovered?

I submitted some photos of myself to Ford Models agency. Upon meeting me, they immediately switched me from the commercial to the editorial board.


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

A good crossword puzzle and a pen, it's a good way to use your mind and occupy time.


Favorite places you have been to:

Italy, would like to travel more through modeling.


Favorite dish to eat:

Indian food, especially saag paneer!


People would be surprised to know that I...

I was going to school to become a veterinarian.


What type of music do you like listening to?

Bjork, Ratatat, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem


Do you have a lucky charm?

A wristband that my rowing coach gave me in college with the inscription that says "Harden the fuck up".


Your favorite curse word...and why?

Shit! Just love the sound of it.


Describe your personal style.

Casual but I do like to get dress up from time to time.


What are your plans for the holidays?

Back home in Wisconsin


MODEL AGENT|Jesse Simon|Ford

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joseph Hartmann|Ford
Special thanks to Jesse Simon and the men board at Ford for their continuing support.

Friday, December 10, 2010

IN TOWN: TOXIC|CHARLES C.J. BANDY

Name|Charles C.J. Bandy

Age|19

Hometown|Seaville, New Jersey


How did you get discovered?

Hanging out in the mall


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

Money, clothes, id and mobile phone.


Favorite places you have been to:

New York and Atlantic City


Favorite dish to eat:

Beef stew


People would be surprised to know that I...

I am a 2nd dan black belt


What type of music do you like listening to?

Blink 182, Green Day, Sum 41 and Sublime.


Do you have a lucky charm?

Don't have one


If you had to choose a song that would best describe you as an individual, what song would it be and why did you choose it?

Fat Lip by Sum 41


What are you most obsessed about?

Being happy


What irritates you?

Cab drivers


Your favorite curse word...and why?

Fuck...it can be use in so many ways.


What turns you on? What turns you off?

A good kisser turns me on and a smoker turns me off.


What's your favorite pickup line?

"Girl, next time you look at me, I'm gonna need a parachute because when I look into your eyes I feel like I'm falling."


Describe your personal style.

Skater/punk


What are your plans for the holidays?

No specific plans, stay home and chill with my folks.


MODEL AGENT|Ryan Colby|Colby Models

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Charles C.J. Bandy|Colby Models
Special thanks to Ryan Colby for his continuing support.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ENTERTAINING MR. KING|MITCHELL KING

Left and Right: Archive leather jacket by G. Guaglianone;
jeans by Cheap Monday; belt, Mitch's own

Archive blazer by Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane; jeans by Adriano Goldschmied; sunglasses by Ray Ban; boxers by Calvin Klein Underwear
Coat by Burberry Prorsum (F/W 2010); jeans by Cheap Monday; belt, Mitch's own
Archive leather jacket by G. Guaglianone; jeans by Cheap Monday; belt, Mitch's own
Left: Archive leather jacket by G. Guaglianone; jeans by Cheap Monday; belt, Mitch's own
Right: Tee shirt by SKar. by Sofia Karvela (www.skar.gr); jeans by Adriano Goldschmied
Left and Right: Archive tuxedo by Yves Saint Laurent; shirt by Thierry Mugler; bow tie by Adam Kimmel (F/W 2010)

Left: Archive tuxedo by Yves Saint Laurent; shirt by Thierry Mugler; bow tie by Adam Kimmel(F/W 2010)
Right: Pullover shirt by No Excess (www.no-excess.com); archive coat by Jean Paul Gaultier

Name|Mitchell King

Age|22

Hometown|Sydney, Australia


How did you get discovered?

I was asked to join my Sydney agency when I went to pick up my ex-girlfriend (a model) from work.


Items that are always with me when I am traveling:

My camera, a book, iPod, and laptop.


Favorite places you have been to:

New York, Spain, and Sweden


Favorite dish to eat:

Love a good steak


People would be surprised to know that I...

Secretly like watching The Hills.


What type of music do you like listening to?

Lots of stuff, from dubstep right back to Louis Armstrong.


Do you have a lucky charm?

A necklace that used to belong to my grandmother. (See photo)


If you had to choose a song that would best describe you as an individual, what song would it be and why did you choose it?

I don't think I could choose one song in particular. I love a lot of songs. I usually listen to a type of music that corresponds with the mood I'm in at that time. Right now I'm listening to Celine Dion at full volume.


What are you most obsessed about?

I'm most obsessed about a burger shop in Sydney, where I'm from, called the Salty Rooster. You'll know what I mean if you ever go there. You'll probably see my mate Zac asleep outside.


What irritates you?

Waking up in the morning is always severely irritating.


Your favorite curse word...and why?

It's probably “fuck.” It's so multifunctional and it sounds great.


Your most often repeated phrase?

Fuck...? No, just kidding. Not too sure. I like saying YOLO (You Only Live Once) when I'm making certain decisions. Completely cheesy.


What turns you on? What turns you off?

I'm turned on by traveling to new places on impulse. And I'm turned off by sharing food with seagulls.


What's your favorite pickup line?

"Please don't walk away yet..."


Describe your personal style.

I guess it would be fairly casual. I only really wear skinny jeans and I like t-shirts with most get-ups. I wear mostly dark colors and I'm always looking out for new coats. You can never have enough coats. Although in the summer at home I tend to only wear boardies.


What are your plans for the holidays?

These holidays I plan to spend Christmas with my family in Australia. Then over New Year's I'm heading to a place called Byron Bay with my mates. After that I'll head back to Europe and New York for the shows.


MODEL AGENT|Mario Acquarulo|Wilhelmina

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