Monday, December 31, 2012

THE PARTY'S OVER|EZEKIEL SMITH






















MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Dave Fothergill|Red/Citizen
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ezekiel Smith|Red/Citizen
Special thanks to Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Red/Citizen; Ezekiel for the second sitting and the wait for these pics to be blog.

JTC'S 2012 YEAR END COLLAGE POSTER

















To all the models that are featured here and to those who I had the pleasure to collaborated, interviewed, photographed and gotten to know this past year. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your time. It is my wish that being featured here at John Tan Casting and Visual Tales had help you all in one way or another.

To all the respective agents and agencies for always providing me with great models to feature or cast...without all of you, I wouldn't be able to do my job, so thank-you!

To all the creative Visual Tales contributors: photographers, models, hair, makeup artists and behind the scenes crew—my sincere thanks for your time, talent and support!
Extra special thanks to VT's contributing fashion editor, David Vandewal, contributing editor Tim Yap and VT's web/media director, Mikael Larsson. Thanks for always being there to help make VT a stronger work in progress for me!

To all the brands/designers/magazines I had the pleasure of casting for this past year, thank-you for your trust and opportunities. Looking forward to more collaborations in 2013!

Looking forward to more new profiles, projects (JTC and VT) and overall, new beginnings for all of us! 
Happy 2013!—John Tan/JTC Casting

All images, photographed by John Tan for JTC Casting

Friday, December 21, 2012

JTC|VT HOLIDAY GREETINGS!

















IMAGE: John Tan for JTC and Visual Tales Magazine

Thursday, December 20, 2012

JTC SHOT OF THE WEEK|ON LOCATION|STYLING























IMAGE: John Tan
Florida, USA December 18, 2012
Special forthcoming 2013 project!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DRIVE|BRYNN EIFFERT








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IN CONVERSATION|BRYNN EIFFERT

Name|Brynn Perry Eiffert
Age|19
Hometown|Avis, Pennsylvania

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered by going to casting calls
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Walking on the boardwalk in O.C., Maryland
People would be surprised to know that I...
love working with people, not shy about anything, outgoing!
What's your latest obsession?
Money, cars, modeling and acting
Your most prize possession?
My car
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Superman
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Today to my mom
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Outgoing, funny and collected
Describe your personal style:
Laid back, cool and classy
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Hawaii
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Ted—Scene: The car got into an accident because he was too busy twitting
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Player: Andy Roddick
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?
Avis, Pennsylvania—The mall, my favorite store, Areopostle
Your favorite song/artist:
Anything by Bruno Mars
Your wish for 2013?
Success in modeling and acting
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 family!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Pierre|Boss
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Brynn Eiffert|Boss
Special thanks to Pierre and the men's board at Boss; Brynn for driving from Avis to NYC to meet with JTC!
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BRYNN EIFFERT'S  SELF PORTRAIT




Monday, December 17, 2012

STREETLIFE|CODY SANTIAGO































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IN CONVERSATION|CODY SANTIAGO

Name|Cody Kevin Santiago
Age|19
Hometown|Brooklyn, New York City

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered on the subway by my amazing agent, George Brown at Red/Citizen Models
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Looking into going back to school
People would be surprised to know that I...
have the talent to rap instinctually
What's your latest obsession?
Music—Metal, Rap and Hip Hop—there's a big difference, btw...
Your most prize possession?
Having a place to live
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Eminem
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My ex-girlfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Kind, different and happy
Describe your personal style:
I love anything with skulls and lot of hoodies!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Puerto Rico
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
8 Mile—Scene: When Eminem rap towards his friends
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 City—Bushwick area, where the stores are...I love walking there late at night  (4 or 5am) when there is no one around!
Your favorite song/artist:
Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi
Your wish for 2013?
A sober life!
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 family and the feeling of waking outside for the first time every morning, everyday!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: George Brown|Red/Citizen
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Cody Santiago|Red/Citizen
Special thanks to George Brown and the men's board at Red/Citizen; Cody and his best friend, Justin for the extra long walks to Harlem with JTC!
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CODY SANTIAGO'S  SELF PORTRAIT


Friday, December 14, 2012

JTC SHOT OF THE WEEK|7000 MAGAZINE|STYLING

































7000 MAGAZINE (PARIS)|Theme: Paris
IMAGES: Arthur Elgort
STYLING: John Tan
HAIR: Kenna|Art Department
MAKEUP: Elaine Madelon
MODEL: Stella Maxwell|Ford 
ACTOR: Ansel Elgort

AGENT to MR. ELGORT: Marianne Houtenbos
ASSISTANTS: Christian Larsen and Demin Thorpe
DIGITAL TECH: Audrey Rudolph
STUDIO MANAGER to MR. ELGORT: Sally Taylor

Clothing: Fall 2012 Collections
Women: Lanvin
Men: Burberry Prorsum; Christy Jeehyun Lee; Thom Browne

Special thanks to Mr. Elgort for the opportunity; Katrina Tee & Steve Hiett at 7000 Magazine; Marianne Houtenbous and everyone at Arthur Elgort's studio

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FACES & PLACES|VT8| COOL SOULS OF NY

BRAYDEN PRITCHARD|FORD
SUNG JIN|WILHELMINA
GARETH TAYLOR|ADAM
BOGDAN TUDOR|NEW YORK






FILIP ROSEEN|FUSION

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCIES: 
Jesse Simon|Ford
Kendall Werts|Wilhelmina
Kevin|Adam
Alisa Post|New York
Taylor Cook|Fusion

IMAGES|Candy Kennedy|Marek & Associates
CONCEPT|STYLING|CASTING|John Tan
GROOMING|Anetta Klemens
Special thanks to all the models, agents and agencies! Candy Kennedy and Anetta Klemens for their collaboration with JTC!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CLIENT MAGAZINE|ROOSEVELT ISLAND BLUES|STYLING|CASTING























CLIENT MAGAZINE (UK)|#8
STYLING: John Tan
GROOMING: Cecilia Romero
MODEL: John Hein|Ford 

Clothing: Fall 2012 Collections
Men: Topman, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Warriors Of Radness, Paul Smith, Cheap Monday, Vintage clothing, John's own

Special thanks to Ian Cole at Client MagazineJesse Simon at Ford Models

Monday, December 10, 2012

CENTERSTAGE|XAVIER CALLICOTT





















































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IN CONVERSATION|XAVIER CALLICOTT

Name|Xavier Phyllyp Callicott
Age|19
Hometown|Seoul, South Korea

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered on the subway by my amazing agent, Dave Fothergill at Red/Citizen Models
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying music in college
People would be surprised to know that I...
speak fluent Korean and I can sing
What's your latest obsession?
Singing, modeling and acting
Your most prize possession?
My voice
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Elvis Presley
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
2 years ago, to my mother (she passed away)
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Funny, talkative and lovely
Describe your personal style:
Plain t-shirts, nice jeans, cool and color cardigans and jackets...love Polo by Ralph Lauren!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Fiji Island
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
How High—Scene: When the main characters get into Harvard University and basically mess up the entire school!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Football
Team: Steelers
Player: Hines Ward
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?
Seoul, South Korea—Nightlife there is 24/7!!!
Your favorite song/artist:
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5
Your wish for 2013?
Do really well in modeling!
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 kids that lived in the same dorms as I do, they are the best!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Dave Fothergill|Red/Citizen
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Xavier Callicott|Red/Citizen
Special thanks to Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Red/Citizen; Xavier for sharing his personal insights of his world with JTC!
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XAVIER CALLICOTT'S  SELF PORTRAIT