Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MEDIUM CONCEPTS SS2013 PREVIEW!





































Photographed by David Needleman
Production, styling and Casting: John Tan|JTC Casting
Grooming: Cecilia Romero|Art Department
Cover Model: Chris Colton|ReQuest
More sneak peaks tk!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DOCUMENT JOURNAL 2|PREVIEW|CASTING


































DOCUMENT JOURNAL #2
PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS
Creative Directors for Document Journal:
James Valeri & Nick Vogelson
Photography: Collier Schorr
Styling: James Valeri
Hair: Holli Smith|Total Mgmt.
Makeup: Jeanine Lobell|Tim Howard Mgmt.
Manicurist: Gina Edwards|Kate Ryan Inc. 
for Kiss Everlasting Gel Polish
Prop Stylist: Robert Sumrell

Casting: John Tan for JTC Casting
Models: 
Karlie Kloss|IMG
&
Wyatt Grimmer|Ford
Otto Pierce|Citizen
Tomek Szalanski|Soul Artist
Jamie Wise|NY

Special thanks to: Document Journal; James Valeri, Nick Vogelson and Collier Schorr for the opportunity; Kyle Hagler at IMG ; Dave Fothergill at Citizen; Lindsey  Le Garrec & Jason Kanner at Soul Artist Management; Alisa Post; Christophe Sanchez-Vahle at NY Models and Sam Doerfler & Jesse Simon at Ford Models

Monday, February 25, 2013

JTC POLAROIDS|BRANDON NARDINI


























MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Samuel Zakuto|ReQuest
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Brandon Nardini|ReQuest
Special thanks to Samuel Zakuto and the men's board at ReQuest Models, Brandon for his time and visit to JTC while in NY for NY fashion week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

MEDIUM CONCEPTS SS2013 BOOK|PREVIEW


MEDIUM CONCEPTS SS2013 BOOK
www.mediumconcepts.com/

On Elliot: Jacket by IsaOra
On Chris: Jacket by Sidian, Ersatz & Vanes; t-shirt by Rxmance; necklace by Cast Of Vices and trouser by Warriors Of Radness

Photography: David Needleman
Styling: John Tan|JTC Styling
Grooming: Cecilia Romero|Art Department

Casting: John Tan for JTC Casting
Models: 
Elliot Stevens|Select (UK)
Chris Colton|ReQuest

Saturday, February 23, 2013

10MEN #33|MISSEPENT YOUTH|SS2013









10 Men Magazine #33|MISSPENT YOUTH|SS2013 Issue
SS 2013 PRADA SPECIAL

Photography: Knoepfel & Indlekofer|Nice Productions
Styling: David Vandewal|Art & Commerce
Hair: Sarah Sibia|See Management
Makeup: Benjamin Puckey|D+V Mgmt.

Casting: John Tan for JTC Casting with Shaun Beyen
Models: 
Marc Sebastian Faiella (IMG)|
Malcolm De Ruiter|Ford

Clothing: Prada SS2013

Special thanks to: 10Men Magazine; David Vandewal and Knoepfel & Indlekofer for the opportunity; Mario Acquarulo at IMG & Jesse Simon at Ford

Friday, February 22, 2013

ROOM 307|MORITZ LAUFER
























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IN CONVERSATION|MORITZ LAUFER

Name|Moritz Laufer
Age|24
Hometown|Bonn, Germany

How did you get discovered?
My sister studied fashion design and told me to go to the modeling agency because she thought I could be a model
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying master in geography
People would be surprised to know that I...
can speak in many German dialects
What's your latest obsession?
Cigar smoking
Your most prize possession?
My mountain bike
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My father
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Everyday, to my girlfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Kind, helpful and open
Describe your personal style:
Chic and sometimes conservative, depending what I am doing
Your favorite place you have travel to:
French Atlantic coast
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Ted—Scene: When Ted, the teddy bear, wants to get a job at the supermarket
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Freeride mountain biking
Team: FC Bayern Munchen
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?
Bonn, Germany—I would recommend driving a German car!
Favorite moment in modeling:
Shooting for Vogue Homme Japan
Your favorite song/artist:
Klangkarussell by Sonnentanz
Your wish for 2013?
Get to go to Tokyo, Japan this year!

Clothing: light blue zipper jacket and navy scarf, both by Sacai Men (SS2013)

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Nico Helbig|Eva Goedel|Tomorrow Is Another Day
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Moritz Laufer|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Special thanks to Eva Goedel, Nico Helbig from Tomorrow Is Another Day, Marie Michel at Lucien Pages (Paris); Anna Bernado Figuerola at Kaleidoscope Consulting (NY); Moritz for his time to meet JTC in Paris during menswear fashion week!
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

ON THE ROAD|AARON CHISUM





























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IN CONVERSATION|AARON CHISUM

Name|Aaron Chisum
Age|21
Hometown|St. Louis, Missouri

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered in St. Louis at a small local fashion show by Jeff & Mary Clarke
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying psychology at university
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a cyclist and when I race I have to shave my legs
What's your latest obsession?
The show, Games of Thrones and books
Your most prize possession?
My road bike, I named her Sofia
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Batman, he is the coolest hero of all!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I said, "I love you" to my girlfriend, Paloma on skype last night!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Positive, laid back and appreciative
Describe your personal style:
Always relaxed, functional, with a good pair of boots and a watch
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Paris, France
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
500 Days of Summer—Scene: Pancake breakup
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Cycling
Athlete: Eddy Merck
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?
St. Louis, Missouri—Toasted ravioli
Your favorite song/artist:
Ocean by John Butler Trio
Favorite moment in modeling to date:
It's generic but meeting new people, so I have a great moment everyday and more!
Your wish for 2013?
To achieve all my goals: modeling, cycling and fitness etc.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Lindsey Murrell|Next
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Aaron Chisum|Next
Special thanks to Lindsey Murrell and the men's board of Next, Aaron for the wait, positiveness, braving the cold to shoot with JTC!
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AARON CHISUM' S SELF PORTRAIT


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NEWS REPORT|A CHANGE IS GONNA COME


AFTER YEARS WITHOUT CASH, 
MODELS FINALLY SEE GREEN
Written by Amy Odell

Over the past year, high-profile models have made repeated pleas for designers to pay them for walking in their runway shows. Some designers are finally responding, paying models in cash instead of clothes for their fashion week work.

A lot of labels, like Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, and Calvin Klein, have always paid models in cash for appearing in their runway shows during New York Fashion Week. But Marc Jacobs, a huge label in the same league, didn't start paying models in cash until last season for his spring 2013 Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs shows, said Sara Ziff, who runs the Model Alliance, an organization that advocates for model rights (but is not an official union). Until then Jacobs had, like many labels, just paid models in trade, or free clothes. Free clothes are nice, especially when they're expensive and beautiful, as many of these designers' are, but they don't pay the bills on their own — and models need that cash to not only cover living expenses, but also to avoid going into debt with their agencies.

Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone also started paying models in cash for the spring 2013 show season, Ziff said. But she said that a few big labels are holding out, including Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler, and Narciso Rodriguez — whose shows are all major highlights on New York Fashion Week's calendar. They're still just offering free clothes.

"If you think about how expensive it is to take out a full page ad in Vogue, which all of those companies do, you'd think they could compensate the models," Ziff said. Reps for Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler, and Narciso Rodriguez did not return requests for comment.

One modeling agent, who could only speak anonymously due to delicate relationships with designers, observed that while labels might be responding positively to models asking for cash instead of clothing for their work, "rates are still much lower than they used to be." In the '80s and '90s, models could book runway exclusives with certain labels, go on to shoot their ad campaigns, and make "massive" amounts of money. Now, even with exclusives, those huge rates aren't guaranteed, and not all labels with the most money pay good rates because they know models would kill to walk in their shows. "Well-off, well-known clients really should pay a lot more even if they have shows that models would kill to walk in," this agent said, noting that some labels, like Michael Kors, are known to pay great rates despite their outsize status as a fashion week must-see.

In addition to the runway show itself, which is usually about two to three hours, the models must go to a fitting at a previous date, which is another half hour, at least. If a model makes only $100 for a show, after taxes and agency commission she'll take home only around $50 to $60, which, depending on her schedule, might not even cover transportation costs to the fitting and show.

One model who has done New York Fashion Week shows told BuzzFeed Shift that $150 is common for "small shows" and $200 to $500 is often paid for bigger shows. There are exceptions — Project Runway paid models $900 for walking its most recent show, this model said. But a label in the realm of Marc Jacobs still might pay just $500 to $800 for doing a show. Ziff understood that Rag & Bone paid their runway models in the hundreds of dollars and offered trade in addition. (Not every model makes the same rate — more in-demand faces can command more.)

Some models who really need the cash will eBay the designer loot they've gotten for free — a time-consuming practice. And even then, the payoff is never equal to retail value of the items sold (if they go to a thrift store, they're likely to make much less). Money from eBayed goods also doesn't come through right away since not everything sells immediately, and the site doesn't make the funds available until after a period of time.

Paying a model in trade is not illegal since they're considered independent contractors. However, many models enter into debt with their agencies when they don't make enough money to cover their start-up costs — which include everything from photo shoots for their portfolios to travel and housing expenses. Agencies may front the money, but even if a model has had a successful runway season, she might not make enough to pay them back.

Ziff's work at the Model Alliance often involves advising models about agency debt. "We've seen plenty of models who are like, $20,000 in debt," she said. "I've seen one case where a model who's actually a pretty established working model was $100,000 in debt to her agency." Some agencies aren't fully transparent about these costs, Ziff said. "It's not just a question of whether or not designers are paying money, there's also the issue of all these fees which are not always explained and that are adding up to debt."

Over the past year, famous models like Doutzen Kroes, Shalom Harlow, and Coco Rocha have all spoken out about the issue of designers not paying for runway modeling. Last year, Ziff, a model herself, met with Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America — which partner on a "health initiative" that arose following widespread concerns about models being unhealthfully thin — to discuss the matter of payment for runway work, among other issues the Model Alliance works on. Ziff is happy that the industry is responding to their pleas and that models have started talking publicly about this problem.

"Just the fact that it's even being reported on I think is significant because the industry is so insular," Ziff said. "Considering how resistant the industry is to change, I think it's a pretty big step."

ROOM 307|MARCEL BOGACZYK









































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IN CONVERSATION|MARCEL BOGACZYK

Name|Marcel Sebastian Bogaczyk
Age|16
Hometown|Berlin, Germany (small town between Cologne & Frankfurt)

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered on a school trip in London by Eva Goedel from Tomorrow Is Another Day
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am in class 10 in school
People would be surprised to know that I...
don't know...16 years old and modeling?
What's your latest obsession?
Playing video games since I was 8 years old
Your most prize possession?
My dog tags (not from army  but from a online shop)
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Hancock, because he is a badass!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my dad and my younger brother
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Freaky...just a kid!
Describe your personal style:
Anything black, high top sneakers and snapbacks
Your favorite place you have travel to:
London—Oxford Street, since that's where I was discovered
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Avengers—Scene: The Avengers killed a dragon, Hulk smashes Thor away and Koki Tanaka is awesome!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: E-Sports
Team: League Of Legends
Video Games: Sega Genesis—CCG Frogger
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—Corn fields
Your favorite song/artist:
Cinema by Skrillex (Dubstep music)
Your wish for 2013?
Get more wishes, otherwise, the ability to fly and being a dubstep producer would be awesome!

Clothing: Navy shirt by Sacai Men SS2013

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Nico Helbig|Eva Goedel|Tomorrow Is Another Day
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Marcel Bogaczyk|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Special thanks to Eva Goedel, Nico Helbig from Tomorrow Is Another Day, Marie Michel at Lucien Pages (Paris); Anna Bernado Figuerola at Kaleidoscope Consulting (NY); Marcel for his time to meet JTC in Paris during menswear fashion week!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KNOWLEDGE IS A WEAPON|CYRIL TREMOUX


























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IN CONVERSATION|CYRIL TREMOUX

Name|Cyril Tremoux
Age|19
Hometown|Montsoult, France (North suburb of Paris)

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted by Eva Goedel from Tomorrow Is Another Day in the subway while I was going back from school
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying english literature at university
People would be surprised to know that I...
love listening to Frederic Chopin
What's your latest obsession?
Working on my next tattoo piece on my body
Your most prize possession?
My family, more precisely, my mother
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Venom
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
6 months ago to someone special
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Simple, wild, competitive
Describe your personal style:
Simple, pretty dark
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Florida, USA
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Snatch—Scene: the first fight
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Hockey
Team: Anaheim Ducks
Athlete: Sidney Crosby
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?
Montsoult, France—Food, wine and music
Your favorite song/artist:
Anything by ASAP MOB and Nas
Favorite moment in modeling to date:
Walking for the Maison Martin Margiela FW 2013 Menswear show in Paris for the very first time!
Your wish for 2013?
To do well in modeling and a lot of traveling!

Clothing: White jacket and tank tank t-shirt, both by Issey Miyake SS2013; blue blazer, grey/orange/white stripes pullover and green cardigan, all by Sacai Menswear SS2013

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Nico Helbig|Eva Goedel|Tomorrow Is Another Day
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Cyril Tremoux|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Special thanks to Eva Goedel, Nico Helbig from Tomorrow Is Another Day, Marie Michel at Lucien Pages (Paris); Brittany Kane at Issey Miyake and Anna Bernado Figuerola at Kaleidoscope Consulting (NY); Cyril for the late night shoot in Paris back in January of 2013!
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