Friday, November 30, 2012

BOY IN BLACK LEATHER|DINO BUSCH







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IN CONVERSATION|DINO BUSCH

Name|Dino Busch
Age|18
Hometown|Zadar, Croatia

How did you get discovered?
I got asked several times on the street and in the end my best friend convinced me to do it!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I just completed high school
People would be surprised to know that I...
can speak in five languages!
What's your latest obsession?
Old school video games
Your most prize possession?
My Burberry leather jacket, I love it!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Photographer Annie Leibovitz
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my family, last night!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Creative, open-minded and curious
Describe your personal style:
Casual and not too bright colors. I would never wear something I don't feel comfortable in!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Nice, France—There is a mountain with a view over the city and the ocean which is phenomenal!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Pans Labyrinth Scene: The twisted ending!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Player: Rafael Nadal
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?
Zadar, Croatia—I would take you to a private beach just behind my parents house. Beautiful nature and no tourists distractions there!
My favorite moment in modeling:
When I checked into my flight to NY! I always wanted to go to NY and I feel so blessed that modeling opened that door for me!
Your favorite song/artist:
Swisha by Ratatat
Your wish for 2013?
To achieve success with modeling since I have put so much effort and work into it!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
The smell of stone pines, it always reminds me of home!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Elana Katz|Karen Long|Root Mgmt.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dino Busch|Root Mgmt.
Special thanks to Elana Katz, Karen Long and the men's board at Root Mgmt.; Dino for his time and honesty!
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DINO BUSCH'S SELF PORTRAIT

Thursday, November 29, 2012

THE HAPPY TRAVELLER|ZACH KING
























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IN CONVERSATION|ZACH KING

Name|Zachary Austin King
Age|21
Hometown|Brooklyn, New York

How did you get discovered?
I first got discovered while shopping in Soho by stylist/V/VMan Fashion Director Jay Massacret. He told me that if I were to sign with an agency then he would be able to book me to do some jobs. Soon after, I booked my first job for Man About Town Magazine with Jay styling it.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Going to school and hanging out with my no good friends!
People would be surprised to know that I...
am really good at automotive and industrial design and I am a Jew!
What's your latest obsession?
Ebay and Amazon...as well as cooking and baking with my girlfriend
Your most prize possession?
My mattress
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My grandparents
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Under an hour ago to my girlfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Zach says—Funny, nice and useful
Girlfriend says—Caring, friendly and helpful
Describe your personal style:
Simple, laid back!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Fire Island
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Fight Club Scene: When he realize that everything that he experienced was made up in his mind!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Baseball
Team: Yankees
Player: Derek Jeter
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?
Brooklyn, New York—Marine Park and the marsh land. My neighborhood is calm, quiet most of the time. There is only ruckus when kids comes out of school!
My favorite moment in modeling:
Man About Town shoot with Jay and my first Paris show!
Your favorite song/artist:
Midnight City by M83
Your wish for the remaining of 2012?
I wish I could win the lottery and go to Disneyland!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
My girlfriend's scent

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kendall Werts|Wilhelmina
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Zach King|Wilhelmina
Special thanks to Kendall Werts and the men's board at Wilhelmina; Zach and his girlfriend for the long walks and fun conversations!
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ZACH KING'S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MOTHERSHIP|RHUAN FAVORETTO



























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IN CONVERSATION|RHUAN FAVORETTO

Name|Rhuan Favoretto
Age|18
Hometown|Vila Velha-es, Brazil

How did you get discovered?
I wanted to become a model in my hometown and I got scouted by a booker from Sao Paulo
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Just studying
People would be surprised to know that I...
got a lot will power
What's your latest obsession?
Getting better in whatever I am doing
Your most prize possession?
My parrot, calls my name all the time
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Better version of myself
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Ex-girlfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Confident, ambitious and happy
Describe your personal style:
Instinctual
Your favorite place you have travel to:
NYC!!!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Requiem For A Dream Scene: The entire film
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Flamengo
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?
Vila Velha-es, Brazil—I will take you to the DG camp for soccer in Brazil
My favorite moment in modeling:
Shooting with photographer Michael Roberts
Your favorite song/artist:
Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
Your wish for the remaining of 2012?
Have a great holiday and do really well in NY!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
I gonna miss saying "I Love You" to my family!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Lindsey Le Garrec|Jason Kanner|Soul Artist Mgmt.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Rhuan Favoretto|Soul Artist Mgmt.
Special thanks to Lindsey Le Garrec, Jason Kanner and the men's board at Soul Artist Mgmt.; Rhuan for his positiveness!
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RHUAN FAVORETTO'S SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MR. GEMMER|WYATT GEMMER























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IN CONVERSATION|WYATT GEMMER

Name|Wyatt Daniel Gemmer
Age|17
Hometown|Milford, Ohio

How did you get discovered?
My mom sent my senior pictures to a local agency in Cincinnati, just seeing what would happen with it
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Attending high school
People would be surprised to know that I...
only listen to rap music
What's your latest obsession?
Arrested Development on NetFlix
Your most prize possession?
My cross necklace my parents gave me for Christmas
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Steve Nash
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
When I was about to fly alone for the first time here to NY, I said I love you to my parents
3 adjectives that best describes you:
Athletic, funny and outgoing!
Describe your personal style:
Sporty skater
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Maui, Hawaii
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Saving Private Ryan Scene: When Barry Pepper snipes the German sniper in the tower from a trench through the German scope
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Baseball
Team: Cincinnati Reds
Player: Brandon Phillips
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?
Milford, Ohio—I would take you to a Milford High School basketball game, everyone from the town comes to see each other and cheer on our Eagles/Newport on the Levy
My favorite moment in modeling:
My first shoot with Mario Sorrenti for VMan Magazine, styled by Robbie Spencer—I am one of the chosen finalist!
It is great that I get to see how the industry works as well as getting to check out NYC & Times Square for the first time!
Your wish for the remaining of 2012?
My wish is for Chipotle to start delivering, haha! I know it's stupid but I don't know what else to say!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Sam Doerfler|Jesse Simon|Ford
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Wyatt Gemmer|Ford
Special thanks to Sam Doerfler, Jesse Simon and the men's board at Ford; Wyatt for making the trek to NY!

Monday, November 26, 2012

TRUE GENT|LEO ELLER




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IN CONVERSATION|LEO ELLER

Name|Leo Eller
Age|26
Hometown|Berlin, Germany

How did you get discovered?
A photographer asked me in university to take some pictures with him...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying in university, majoring in sports economics
People would be surprised to know that I...
really like to cook
What's your latest obsession?
Eating nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts)
Your most prize possession?
My girlfriend
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Street sweepers, when I was much younger...I thought it was cool since they beautify the streets
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
A few hours ago...
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Sporty, tolerant and observant
Describe your personal style:
Simplistic
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Vietnam because of the beauty scenery and nature
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Fight Club Scene: When they start asking each other which famous person they would want to fight with
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Hertha BSC Berlin
Player: Mario Gotze
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?
Berlin, Germany—I will take you to the seaside in the north west
My favorite moment in modeling:
Every time I see a new city and a new country!
Your favorite song/artist:
My favorite artists are Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones!
Your wish for the remaining of 2012?
Being healthy and happy with my girlfriend!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
My memory!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Lindsey Le Garrec|Jason Kanner|Soul Artist Mgmt.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Leo Eller|Soul Artist Mgmt.
Special thanks to Lindsey Le Garrec, Jason Kanner and the men's board at Soul Artist Mgmt.; Leo for the long chat and visiting JTC right after the holiday!
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LEO ELLER'S SELF PORTRAIT 

Friday, November 23, 2012

MEN'S BOOK|THE NEW FORMAL|ON SET






























MEN'S BOOK|MODERN LUXURY
HOLIDAY ISSUE|THE NEW FORMAL
On set images: John Tan for JTC Casting

MODELS: Janice Fronimakis|VNYTom Bull|Red; Ned Shatzer|Fusion; Thomasz|NY; Phil Moller|Soul Artist Mgmt. 

Special thanks to: Loni Bronfen at VNY; John Babin & Allen Osborne at Red; Lindsey Le Garrec|Jason Kanner at Soul Artist Mgmt.