Thursday, December 29, 2011

BEST OF PT2|JTC'S YEAR IN REVIEW

GRAYSON GETTY|WILHELMINA—Rooftop, NYC
DAVID HINKLA|ROOT MGMT—JTC, NYC
KEM WALKER|CITIZEN—HOTEL LOBBY, NYC
NICK WILSON|SELECT—HOTEL BALLROOM, NYC
KEM WALKER|CITIZEN—HOTEL LOBBY, NYC
NICK WILSON|SELECT—HOTEL LOBBY, NYC
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GRAHAM REESE|CITIZEN—CENTRAL PARK, NYC
WIKTOR HANSSON|MIKAS (SWEDEN)—JTC, NYC
JAMIE WISE|NEW YORK—Chelsea Parking Lot, NYC
ROBIN BARNET|DNA—Central Park, NYC
MICHAEL WILCOX|AIM MODEL MGMT.—JTC, NYC
TYLER MCCARTHY|CITIZEN—JTC, NYC
COREY JOHNSON|FORD—Harlem, NYC

ADAM BERG|NEXT—JTC, NYC
JACKSON VERGES|AIM MODEL MGMT.—Central Park, NYC
IMAGES|JOHN TAN FOR JTC CASTING

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BEST OF PT1|JTC'S YEAR IN REVIEW

MATT CLUNAN|FORD—Ford Models Headquarters, NYC
MATTEO GUARISE|MAJOR—JTC, NYC
JOHN TUITE|ADAM—Central Park, NYC
GABRIEL SEVERINO|CITIZEN—JTC, NYC
CODY MARQUETTE|FORD—Washington Street, NYC
DAVID HUNDERTMARK|WILHELMINA—JTC, NYC
JAKE ZERRER|CITIZEN—Central Park, NYC
MATTHEW COATSWORTH|SOUL ARTISTS—JTC, NYC
MARIO CEDENO|CITIZEN—Central Park, NYC
DOMI SZABO|CITIZEN—JTC, NYC
CODY MARQUETTE|FORD—Washington Street, NYC
JAKE COOPERWHITE|SELECT—Paris, France
ROSS CRAWFORD|MODELS 1—London, England

BART GREIN|NEXT—JTC, NYC
IMAGES|JOHN TAN FOR JTC CASTING

TAKING PICTURES:
I started taking images for the blog around late December 2010 in London. The reason I started taking pictures in the beginning had to do more with time, finance and most of all, the models and photographers' availability. Through taking these pictures, I learned quite a bit about photography and also the subjects that I am covering. What began as an organic process became quite special for me.
As most of the models who have visited JTC this past year could tell you, most of these photographs are taken at my small make shift studio. It is not by design but what is available to me...At first, I felt quite strange taken on the role as a photographer (and shooting at such a small environment!) but what I discovered is that being in such an intimate space, it actually made the subjects I photographed more relax and as a result, more giving to the images.
In my humble opinion, some results are better than others but I utilized this opportunity as my way of experimentation and growth.
This series and the following series I am posting in the next few days are images I felt have stood the test of time for 2011.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my creative photographer friends who had contributed from the very beginning when I first started this blog. I have the utmost respect for their art, craft and contributions.
Thanks to all the models, models agents/agencies, grooming artists, designers and their respective pr firms. I sincerely appreciate all of your support and time!
Finally, I want to thank all of you for your visit to my blog and witness this work in progress. Happy 2012!
John Tan|JTC Casting

Monday, December 19, 2011

JOYOUS XMAS FROM JTC!!!!


Wishing Everyone A
Joyous Xmas From JTC!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

THE SITTING|CONSTANTIN GROSSE

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IN CONVERSATION: CONSTANTIN GROSSE

Name|Constantin Grosse

Age|21

Hometown|Mainz, Germany


How did you get discovered?

A makeup artist friend referred me and I decided to go to see an agency...


What were you doing prior to modeling?

Majoring in business at Santa Monica College, California


People would be surprised to know that I...

am quite religious, Protestine

What's your latest obsession?

Italian food


Your most prize possession?

My SWEAR shoes that I bought from London last time I was there


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

DarkWing Duck

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

A week ago to my best lady friend, Rebecca


Three adjectives that best describes you...

Funny, outgoing and humble

Describe your personal style

European style and nice dress shoes!


Your favorite place you have travel to

New York City!


Your favorite film and scene from the film

Pulp Fiction—Restaurant robbery scene!


Your favorite sport or sports figure

Sport: American football

Player: Roddy White

Team: Atlanta Falcons


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?

Mainz, Germany—Pizza Pepe Restaurant in Mainz...it is the best!


Your favorite song/artist

Keep Your Head Up by 2Pac


What is your wish for the remaining month of 2011 and 2012?

Book a nice campaign in 2012!


MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: Sarah Flaherty Palmer|Nole Marin|Aim Model Management

IMAGES|John Tan

CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan

MODEL|Constantin Grosse|Aim Model Management

Special thanks to Sarah Flaherty Palmer, Nole Marin and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Constantin for stopping by and shoot with JTC!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

SHOWMAN|ADAM CHOTEM



Clothing: All vintage except checkered shirt, Adam's own
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IN CONVERSATION:
ADAM ISSAC PETER CHOTEM
Name|Adam Issac Peter Chotem

Age|19

Hometown|North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


How did you get discovered?

Online


What were you doing prior to modeling?

Studying at McGill University in Montreal


People would be surprised to know that I...

love the outdoors and traveling!

What's your latest obsession?

Guido music/Euro music


Your most prize possession?

My stuff animal named "Kwala"


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

My babysitter, Kirsten

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

My best friend, Natalie via text this morning


Three adjectives that best describes you...
Obsessive, caring and eccentric
Describe your personal style

Unusual, very unusual!


Since you have a big love of fashion, who are your top 3 favorite fashion designers?

Marni, Martin Margiela and Tom Ford


Your favorite place you have travel to

The Costa Brava, Spain


Your favorite film and scene from the film

Chloe—When Amanda Seyfried's character meets Julianne Moore's character at a hotel


Your favorite sport or sports figure

Sport: Tennis

Players: Serena and Venus Williams—I love their power!


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?

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada—Making the most of the nature, the trails, mountains and ocean! It's stunning!


Your favorite song/artist

All I Really Want by Alanis Morrissett


What is your wish for the remaining month of 2011?

To travel through modeling as much as possible!


If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), who would you like to meet and what would you ask him/her?

My late grandmother, Jane, whom I never met. I would ask her, "What would you like to see in your lineage?"


MODEL AGENCY|Lexington Models (Vancouver, Canada)

IMAGES|John Tan

CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan

MODEL|Adam Chotem|Lexington Models

Special thanks to the men's board at Lexington Models; Adam for making the trek from Vancouver, Canada to be photographed by JTC in New York!