Monday, April 28, 2014

THE URBANITE|JESSE URBAN





































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IN CONVERSATION|JEESE URBAN

Name|Jesse Sky Urban
Age|17
Hometown|North Salem, New York

How did you get discovered?
My mom said I needed gas money so I submitted my photos online to Ford and here I am...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Creating, shooting images and surfing
People would be surprised to know that I...
My great uncle was a gay Russian prince who murdered Rasputin, three generations back... 
What's your latest obsession?
I've been trying to find the best smelling cologne ever! So far, Acqua di Gio, Eros and YSL Pour Homme takes the lead!
Your most prize possession?
My camera, without it, I wouldn't be able to captured so many beautiful moments and scenery!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I've always wanted to be just as smooth as James Bond!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my sister, Rachel, who is in Australia over the phone...
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Wild, Innovative and Risky
Craziest thing you have ever done:
Running from the cops
Describe your personal style:
Beach style with a high fashion twist
Favorite designers:
Giorgio Armani, Saint Laurent, Dior Homme, Ralph Lauren, Versace and many more...
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Kauai, Hawaii—It's always raining on some part of the island and always sunny on some part. That's why the formation of rainbows are most striking there!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Lord Of The Rings—Scene: Final fight in the Two Towers
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Surfing
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?
North Salem, New York—Baxter Road—A really beautiful road running through places to fish and horse farms
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
Jesse Urban Show: A reality dating/game show; the opening theme song would be: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
To be able to travel the world often and experience wild adventures!

Clothing: jacket by Sidian Ersatz & Vanes; t-shirts and pullover sweater, both by Ben Sherman

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Grier Haney|Ford Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jesse Urban|Ford
Special thanks to Grier Haney and the men's board at Ford Models; Ann Akiri at Ben Sherman; Paul Conrad at Medium Concepts; Jesse for spending an entire day roaming around the city with JTC!
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JESSE URBAN' S SELF PORTRAIT


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES|REID ROHLING




























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IN CONVERSATION|REID ROHLING

Name|Reid Rohling
Age|19
Hometown|St. Paul, Minnesota

How did you get discovered?
My boyfriend, who is a photographer encouraged me to give modeling a try...I am very happy he did!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I had just finished high school and was working at a coffee shop
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a twin sister but do not look alike at all!
What's your latest obsession?
Game Of Thrones...I binged on the entire show in about 4 days
Your most prize possession?
My saxophone
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Roger Deakins because he shoots the most beautiful movies
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning to my boyfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Eccentric, Cozy and Brash
Describe your personal style:
I wear a lot of black, so I guess I would describe it as wearable goth!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
NYC! It's the only place I've visited outside of St. Paul
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Fargo, Jackie Brown and Ghost World—Scene: All the scenes!
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. Paul, Minnesota—First Avenue, for a cool show and then Walker Art Museum to see weird sculptures!
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
My show would be interviewing my favorite filmmakers
Theme song would be Smug by Polica (A Minneapolis band I love)
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
To travel all over Europe through modeling and finally get some stamps on my empty passport

Clothing: Fake leather jacket by Adidas Originals; polo shirt by Ben Sherman; all other clothing, Reid's own

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Taylor Cook|Fusion
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Reid Rohling|Fusion
Special thanks to Taylor Cook and the men's board at Fusion; Ann Akiri at Ben Sherman; Reid for running around to meet JTC!
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REID ROHLING' S SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, April 21, 2014

JTC ENCORE: MIKHAIL DORFMAN




























Clothing: Black jacket, t-shirt, green hooded jacket, all by Fingers Crossed; cardigan sweater by Mikhail Dorfman; jeans and shoes, both Mikhail's own

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kevin Holloman|Adam Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Mikhail Dorfman|Adam Models
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman, Jonathon Reis and the men's board at Adam Models; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Mikhail for another round of shooting in the windy streets of NYC! Thanks!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FACES AND PLACES|JTC DIGITALS

NIC LA FRANCE|SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT
SEMION BELLI|JEWELS
VICTOR NORLANDER|FORD
FERNANDO CABRAL|FUSION

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ISAORA RAINWEAR COLLECTION FILM|CASTING



ISAORA RAINWEAR COLLECTION
ISAORA: RICKY HENDRY|MARC DANIELS
www.isaora.com

Photographed and film by ROBERT HAMADA
Art Direction: NR2154
Model: ANATOL MODZELEWSKI|NY MODELS
Casting: JTC CASTING
Music: THIS IS CARE OF
Special thanks to Ricky Hendry and Marc Daniels at ISAORA for the opportunity

ISAORA RAINWEAR COLLECTION|CASTING





















ISAORA RAINWEAR COLLECTION
ISAORA: RICKY HENDRY|MARC DANIELS
www.isaora.com

Photographed and film by ROBERT HAMADA
Model: ANATOL MODZELEWSKI|NY MODELS
Casting: JTC CASTING
Special thanks to Ricky Hendry and Marc Daniels at ISAORA for the opportunity

JTC DIGITALS: ROZE TRAORE|CITIZEN/RED
















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IN CONVERSATION|ROZE TRAORE

Name|Roze Traore
Age|22
Hometown|West Africa

Share with us something special about where you are from...
I was born in the States,was fortunate enough to live in the Ivory Coast which is in West Africa for 3 years and another 3 years in Paris. 
Your guilty pleasure:
My guilty pleasure would be a jar of Nutella  and peanut butter cookies.
If you were to write your own biography, what would be the title of the book?
DREAMERS PHASE by Roze Traore—Reason being is the fact that as a dreamer you are the only one with that vision and you will go through a lot of obstacles and phases before you reach that destination.
Biggest misconception about male models
I would say the biggest misconception about male models is that we are all cocky and full of ourselves, LOL
What do you love/dislike most about the modeling life?
LOVE: The fact that I am able to use my body as an art and also having the opportunity to work with some of the world's best designers
DISLIKE: The politics and the fact that I can't eat my peanut butter cookies all the time.
What did you purchase with your very first paycheck as a model, just wondering?
I bought my first pair of  Saint Laurent
Who would be your dream model you would want to work along side with?
A full spread with Grace jones!! Absolutely adore her.
JTC was informed that you are a Chef. Can you describe the type cusine you create?
I am infatuated with Italian, Asian and Hispanic cuisine as far as cooking techniques I would say French cuisine is definitely used. I love the fact that I can please my guess by making them a special dish that involves and introduce each region to each other.
What are your specialties? 
With the 5 years that I have been cooking, I have learned that I'm really great with fish and my sauces. Although I no longer eat red meat, it's something I can perfect as well.
My aim and vision as a Chef is to continue to introduce the fashion and culinary industry's to each other,with that being said doing private events,dinners for those who have made a dent in the entertainment industry is what I desire.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Red/Citizen Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Roze Traore|Red/Citizen Models
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Red/Citizen Models; Roze for the long wait for this feature to post!