Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAVE A BLOODY JTC HALLOWEEN!!! BLOODY GARDEN POSTER






















Image: DAVID NEEDLEMAN
Model: MARIUS SURVILA|IMG
wearing FINGERS CROSSED
From the VT editorial: GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL
Styling|Casting|Art Direction: JOHN TAN
Grooming: ANDY STARKWEATHER|LVA ARTISTS

VISUAL TALES|VT10|BRILLIANCE! 
available online now!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CARBON COPY|THE POWER|STYLING & CASTING|TONY CHUNG























CARBON COPY #18
PHOTOGRAPHER: David Needleman
STYLING|CASTING: John Tan for JTC Casting
GROOMING: Yuki Yamazaki
MODEL: Tony Chung|Ford
Shot on location at: Duane Street Hotel, TriBeCa, NYC
FASHION: Agnes B. & Zzegna

Special thanks to: Ian Cole at Carbon Copy Magazine; Jesse Simon at Ford; Chris Apple at Agnes B.; Michal Rabinowitz at Zzegna; Nicolas Daeppen and the staff at Duane Street Hotel


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

VISUAL TALES|VT10|PLANTATION POSTER























Image: BELL SOTO
Model: OTTO VAN KRUGTEN|WILHELMINA
wearing SLVR and DR. MARTENS
Styling|Casting: JOHN TAN
Grooming: RIAD RUDY AZAR

VISUAL TALES|VT10|BRILLIANCE! 
available online now!

Monday, October 28, 2013

MY SPECIAL PLACE|FELIX RIESS|PART1
































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IN CONVERSATION|FELIX RIESS

Name|Felix Riess
Age|20
Hometown|Braunschweig, Germany

How did you get discovered?
I was backpacking through Australia and got scouted in a supermarket by my mother agent, Priscillas Models in Sydney!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I finished high school in 2012, after that, I worked three months in a factory to save up money for my trip!
People would be surprised to know that I...
Many people think I am Asian or have Asian ancestry because the shape of my eyes. :)
What's your latest obsession?
I'd love to go to Tokyo and also South America
Your most prize possession?
I cherished my childhood and appreciate the way I was brought up! Always staying a kid! 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My biggest role models are my parents!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I told my girlfriend today! "I love you, Patricia!"
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Happy, Optimistic and Thoughtful
Describe your personal style:
Probably "preppy skater" style would  describe it best!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Ibiza! LOVE!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Forrest Gump—Scene: Run Forest Run!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: FC Barcelona
Player: Pique
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?
Braunschweig, Germany—I would take you to the "Schloss" (Shopping arcade and many places to eat)
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
What Does The Fox Say—just google it. I chose this song because it is just so retarded!
It would be a funny sitcom, I guess...
Favorite moment in modeling:
Having the opportunity to walk shows for Raf Simons, Tim Coppens, Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche, Jil Sander, Burberry Prorsum, ZZegna and Opening Ceremony, all in my first season! I am very grateful!
Craziest thing you ever did...
Going to a Ping Pong Show in Bangkok, Thailand! Who knew a person can do so many sexual things with a Ping Pong!
Your wish for the remainder of 2013?
I just hope friends and family are well whenever I return from my trip and seeing my girl!

Clothing: Skinny faded grey jeans, blue shirt and blue t-shirt with red stripes, all by Cheap Monday; camo print jacket by Old Navy; blue bomber jacket by The Comune; sneakers by Vans; blue t-shirt by Dockers; sweatshirt by H&M

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Austin Rubino|DNA
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Felix Riess|DNA
Special thanks to Austin Rubino and the men's board at DNA; Paul Leggieri at The News PR; Felix for his enthusiasm and interest in making this feature a special one to shoot!
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FELIX RIESS' SELF PORTRAIT


MY SPECIAL PLACE|FELIX RIESS|PART2






































Clothing: Skinny denim blue jeans by Cheap Monday; hoodie and sweatshirt, both by H&M; black "enjoi" t-shirt, Felix's own

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Austin Rubino|DNA
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Felix Riess|DNA
Special thanks to Austin Rubino and the men's board at DNA; Paul Leggieri at The News PR; Felix for his enthusiasm and interest in making this feature a special one to shoot!

VISUAL TALES|VT10|PLANTATION POSTER























Image: BELL SOTO
Model: JAMES GATENBY|SOUL ARTIST
wearing Y-3 and SLVR
Styling|Casting: JOHN TAN
Grooming: RIAD RUDY AZAR

VISUAL TALES|VT10|BRILLIANCE! 
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Friday, October 25, 2013

VISUAL TALES|EMORY COHEN POSTER #2






















Image: DAVID NEEDLEMAN
ACTOR: EMORY COHEN 
"THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES" & "FOUR"
wearing G-STAR RAW by MARC NEWSON
Styling: JOHN TAN

VISUAL TALES|VT10|BRILLIANCE! 
available online now!

BONUS SHOTS|THE KID GOT STYLE PART 2|CONRAD BISHOFF






























Clothing: Military green shirt and blue turtleneck, both by Richard Chai; all other clothing, Conrad's own

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|
Tom Lasala|Citizen/Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Conrad Bischoff|Citizen/Red Models
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Tom Lasala and the men's board at Citizen/Red Models; Natalie Conor & James LaLonde at Maguire Steele PR; Conrad for the second time around and walking with JTC on a weekend to be photographed at night!