Thursday, June 30, 2011

PLAYGROUND|CONNOR STANLEY







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IN CONVERSATION: CONNOR STANLEY
Name|Connor Stanley

Age|19

Hometown|Venice Beach, California


How did you get discovered?

I was discovered at a gas station


What were you doing prior to modeling?

I was graduated from high school, still determining what I was planning to do, possibly stage set design for performing artists


People would be surprised to know that I...

have been a ballet dancer my whole life

What's your latest obsession?

Asparagus, I tried it for the first time and I fell in love with it!


Your most prize possession?

My grandmothers and modeling portfolio from the earlier days, I have it framed on my walls at home


Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

My grandmothers...no words could describe our bond, she is the best!


When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?

My mom, 10 minutes ago on the phone


Your favorite place you have travel to

Beach in California, summer, 5pm and sun setting, perfect!


Your favorite scene from a film

Lords Of Dogtown—Seeing vintage Venice Beach


Describe your personal style

Simple, relaxed and effortless—plain t-shirts and shorts is ideal


Your favorite sport or sports figure

Sport—Volleyball

Team—USC

Player—My brother


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?

The beach in Malibu and get organic real Mexican food at Howdy's—www.malibuhowdy.com!

Your favorite song/artist

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd


Your greatest moment in modeling so far...for you

Living in Europe for the summer and living life like a European and walk the shows in Paris!

What is your new year wish for 2011?

Loads of traveling, meet lots of new friends and get inspired to possibly develop some new personal projects!


MODEL AGENT|Jody Gordon|Fusion Models

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Connor Stanley|Fusion Models
Special thanks to Jody Gordon from Fusion Models and the mens board at Fusion for their support; Connor for his time and showing up to JTC for a shoot/interview right after getting into NY directly from the Paris menswear shows!

Monday, June 27, 2011

NIGHT MOVES|TYLER JOHNSON

A Special JTC Editorial



Clothing: Boots and hat by Lanvin; blazers (2nd spread, right and 4th spread, right), both by L.B.M. 1911; blazer and tie by Luigi Bianchi Mantova; jeans by Levi's; striped pullover by Shipley & Halmos; shoes by Billy Reid and Florsheim; shirt, sweater and striped coat, all by Timo Weiland; scarf, stylist's own

MODEL AGENTS|Karen Long|Spencer Salley|Root Mgmt

IMAGES|Mr. X

CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan

MODEL|Tyler Johnson|Root Model Mgmt

Special thanks to Karen Long and Spencer Salley and the mens board at Root Model Mgmt for their support; Reuben Teik Hansen at Lanvin; Cristiano Magni and Amanda Lulewicz at Cristiano Magni PR; Whitney Saffel & Natalie Conor at Maguire Steele PR; Brett Anderson at Levi's and Tyler for shooting at night with JTC


CLOTHING:

Lanvin-www.lanvin.com

Luigi Bianchi Mantova-www.lubiam.it

Timo Weiland-www.timoweiland.com

Shipley & Halmos-www.shipleyhalmos.com

Billy Reid-www.billyreid.com

Florsheim-www.florsheim.com

Levi'sus.levi.com/home/index.jsp

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

STEADY AS HE GOES|LEWIS VALLEAU

"Skate Thing" - Dave Bondi


"UNKL Skatecycle" - Derek Welch

"Spectrum Skate" Matt Jones "Lunartik"

"Monster Skate" by Motomichi

"tee-pee-suke-tobo-do" - Tokyo Plastic


Woodland Dragon by Chen Dewitt

ABOUT THE BOARDS:

Less then a year on the market and the Freerider Skatecycle from Brooklyn Workshop (www.brooklynworkshop.com) has already won an international design award and has become part of the permanent collection at the Henry Ford Museum. Now it has inspired 12 of the top vinyl artists to customize the Skatecycle. The custom Skatecycles will go on sale June 23rd on Gilt.com and all the proceeds will benefit earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan via Globalgiving.org.

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IN CONVERSATION: LEWIS VALLEAU

Name|Lewis Valleau

Age|16

Hometown|Poughkeepsie, New York


How did you get discovered?

I was discovered through my brother and my friend, Justin Passmore (who are both RED models as well)


What were you doing prior to modeling?

I was working with my band—Twenty to Twelvewww.twentytotwelve.com and doing music production (I have my recording studio—Iron Curtain Studios


People would be surprised to know that I...

do a lot of rap music production

What's your latest obsession?

Fixed gear bike riding


Your most prize possession?

Custom built bike from Brutal Cycles


Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

Led Zeppelin's drummer, the late John Bonham


When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?

Last night...


Your favorite place you have travel to

Brooklyn, New York


Your favorite scene from a film

True Grit—The court scene


Describe your personal style

Hipster/skater look


Your favorite sport or sports figure

Sport—Biking


Your favorite song/artist

Any of the tracks my band, Twenty to Twelve makes


What is your new year wish for 2011?

Keep making great music and get to travel through modeling and make new friends


MODEL AGENT|Dave Fothergill|Red Models

IMAGES|John Tan
CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Lewis Valleau|Red Models
Special thanks to Dave Fothergill from Red Models and the mens board at Red for their support; Gene Kogan for organizing it and referral; Alom Karpman for creating/bringing the cool skateboards to shoot; Lewis for his time and making it effortless!

Monday, June 20, 2011

NOSTALGIA: VICEVERSA|BELL SOTO

A Short Film Collage

JTC PRESENTS: VICEVERSA|A FILM COLLAGE
DIRECTED BY BELL SOTO
STYLING|CASTING BY JOHN TAN
STARRING TRENT KENDRICK (AIM)|SHAUN HAUGH (RED)
MUSIC BY PAOLO PALAZZO