IN CONVERSATION|TED LE SUEUR
Name|Ted George Wilson Le Sueur
Hometown|Nottingham, England (Live in London)
How did you get discovered?
I got scouted at the Glastonbury Festival in England during a performance by Primal Scream followed by The Rolling Stones
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was at school working in a fish and chips shop but I am a vegetarian—I learned that I was a hypocrite.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have the worst memory, it is the shit!
What's your latest obsession?
Your most prize possession?
I had a pair of old Dr. Martens, the only pair of shoes I owned for three years. They are ripped from toe to heel, that said a lot about the condition they are in...love them!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend yesterday, she's a complete lass.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Chill, Chiller and Chillest
Describe your personal style:
Comfy, reliable, used and maybe with a history
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Louisiana Gallery, north of Copenhagen, Denmark
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Control—Scene: The entire film. I saw it three times but I need to give it a rest.
Your favorite artists: (This question was a
special request by photographer Jae Foo)
My favorite painter, Malevich. His black squares series in particular. The way Sarah Lucas utilizes materials is second to none, super playful, with a strong and blunt message, "The Male Gaze". Good question Jae!
Your favorite Art Movement:
Minimalism of the 1960s. Although it was never labeled at a art movement.
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?
Nottingham, England—Das Kino—A ping pong bar, followed by a tranquil walk around Nottingham desolate streets.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A contemporary art show. Theme song: Bugs Don't Buzz by Magical Cloudz
Craziest thing you ever did:
I cycled around London on a bike naked!
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
I would go traveling around South America and get lost!
Clothing: Coat, suit, shirt and sweaters, all by J.Lindeberg; herringbone coat by Eaton; t-shirt by Topman; sneakers by Converse; tie by Prada; red customized t-shirt (with drawing by Ted) by American Apparel
Ebony Simmons|DNA Models
MODEL|Ted Le Sueur|DNA Models
Special thanks to Ebony Simmons and the men's board at DNA Models; Jae Foo for the email; Joe Thiel at WeAreThiel; Ted for taking the time to talk about his view on art, life and just great conversations of all things and time spend with JTC!
TED LE SUEUR' S SELF PORTRAIT