Friday, June 26, 2015

TENNIS' ACE|ISAAC TULLIS

















































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IN CONVERSATION|ISAAC TULLIS

Name|Isaac John Joseph Tullis
Age|21
Hometown|Colorado Springs, Colorado

How did you get discovered?
I was walking out Chipotle, had a chicken burrito, no gucamole. Scout/Agent Kim Hoffman, in Kansas City was driving by and gave me her card. 4 years later, I took her up on the offer.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was teaching tennis and working with a start up in Kansas City
People would be surprised to know that I...
applied to go to Mars for a one way mission. I didn't get accepted.
What's your latest obsession?
I am a huge tennis fan and with Ronald Garros finishing and Wimbledon starting, I have been spending way too much time on tennis. #gofed
Your most prize possession?
Two things I own that are on the top of my head that means a lot: My first tennis racket named spinner when I was 13 years old. The other item is a rock from a 40 days camping trip I did. I almost died on the trip while I was on top of a mountain and for some reason I have always kept the rock...Kinda strange but kind of cool, I guess.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My dad firstly and Roger Federer second and thirdly, Steve Jobs.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Last time I spoke to my mom, which is three days ago...
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adventurous, Conversational and Passionate
Describe your personal style:
Sporty, very simple but I love a great suit!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Lost Coast Trail, California
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Good Will Hunting—Scene: When Professor Shawn MacGuire and Will Hunting were by the river talking about Sistine Chapel and knowing life. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Best scene ever!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Player: Roger Federer
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?
Colorado Springs, Colorado—Night hike up Pikes Peak
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Travel tv show Theme song: Any song by Of Monsters Of Men
Your wish for 2015?
To control time

Clothing: All clothing by Fingers Crossed FW2015 except t-shirt, Isaac's own

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Carlotta Sironi|DNA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Isaac Tullis|DNA Models
Special thanks to Carlotta Sironi and the men's board at DNA; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Isaac for the unexpected visit, great conversations and time spend with JTC!
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ISAAC TULLIS' S SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, June 22, 2015

STILL OF THE MOMENT|SAM LEVER PART 1




























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IN CONVERSATION|SAM LEVER

Name|Sam George Lever
Age|21
Hometown|London, England

How did you get discovered?
I got scouted at Reading Festival near London back in 2011, I was covered head-to-toe in mud and I thought it was a joke!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was at school doing A Levels
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a fear of being on highways
What's your latest obsession?
Model/Actress Cara Delevigne
Your most prize possession?
Woodie—my dog
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My dad! Happy Father's Day!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Yesterday to my girlfriend, Liz
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Determined, Friendly and Indecisive
Describe your personal style:
Urban gentleman
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Abu Dhabi
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Bruce Almighty—Scene: Evan reading the news
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Portsmouth Football Club
Player: Peter Crouch
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?
London, England—Gumwharf Quays—cool trendy area with loads of bars and clubs
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Music review show with celebrity guests. Theme song: Do I Wanna Know?  by Artic Monkeys
Your wish for 2015?
Health & Happiness for me and my family

Clothing: Jumpsuit by Fingers Crossed SS2015

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
John W. Babin|Tom La Sala|Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sam Lever|Red Models
Special thanks to John W. Babin and the men's board at Red Models; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Sam for his professionalism and great conversations!
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SAM LEVER' S SELF PORTRAIT

STILL OF THE MOMENT|SAM LEVER PART 2




















Clothing: Vest and distressed trouser, both by Fingers Crossed SS2015

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
John W. Babin|Tom La Sala|Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sam Lever|Red Models
Special thanks to John W. Babin and the men's board at Red Models; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Sam for his professionalism and great conversations!

Friday, June 19, 2015

MR. WILLIGAN WILL SEE YOU NOW|MACKLIN WILLIGAN|RED MODELS





























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IN CONVERSATION|MACKLIN WILLIGAN

Name|Macklin Willigan
Age|20
Hometown|Red Hook, New York State

How did you get discovered?
Both of my parents are involved in the modeling or fashion industry when they were younger and their experiences prompted me to pursue a career in modeling myself. I had played with the idea for some time, and ultimately decided this summer to take that leap of faith and put myself out there!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was enrolled as a full time student at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. I am planning on continuing my study of Political Science and German there while modeling, but might contemplate part-time student options.
People would be surprised to know that I...
love Crocs (Black pair) First thing I do when I get home is slip those puppies on. Love 'em. 
What's your latest obsession?
NBA Finals. I  am a soccer player myself, but I can always get behind some great basketball, especially when the Stephen Curry and LeBron James narratives are involved.
Your most prize possession?
My guitar. My iuncle passed down one of his older acoustic guitars to me a few Christmases back, and I won't soon forget the gesture. He really got me into music, and I can't thank him enough!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Mia Hamm—Strangely enough, my mom was always a huge fan, and being that she was the one who got me interested in soccer in the first place, her love for Mia rubbed off on me too.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom...She's always been very affectionate towards us and taught me that there's nothing wrong with showing how you feel. Love you mom!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Calm, Thoughtful and Independent
Describe your personal style:
Some tight jeans, basic shirt,nice jacket or sweater. My favorite seasons are the fall and winter because they allow more opportunities for layering and creativity when it comes to style.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
When I was 13 years old, my grandparents took my older sisters and me on a 10-days European tour through Ireland, London and Paris. We spent most of the time in Ireland, and it's no wonder that that's the place stuck with me the most. It is drop dead gorgeous!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Gladiator—Scene: Maximus reveals himself to the Emperor for the first time after fighting in the Coliseum!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: German Soccer
Team: Bayern Munich
Player: Bastian Schweinsteiger
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?
Red Hook, New York State—I will take you to my childhood house. We moved just before I went to college, but this old house epitomizes both Red Hook and my childhood for me!
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 show similar to Parks & Recreation. It's been my favorite show for some time now. Theme song: A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
Your wish for 2015?
Another family reunion! My family shares a house in Sun Valley, Idaho where we all congregated when we can, but since we are so far flung, these reunions are few and far between. They never fail to produce priceless memories!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
John W. Babin|Tom La Sala|Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Macklin Willigan|Red Models
Special thanks to John W. Babin and Tom La Sala and the men's board at Red Models; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Macklin for making the trek from Red Hook, New York and time spend with JTC!
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MACKLIN WILLIGAN' S SELF PORTRAIT

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

REBEL, REBEL|ADAM RAIFSNIDER PART 1






























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IN CONVERSATION|ADAM RAIFSNIDER

Name|Adam Tyler Raifsnider
Age|19
Hometown|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How did you get discovered?
I got into modeling after being scouted at a concert in Philadelphia. I had never considered modeling before, but I saw the opportunity as a chance to push myself outside of my comfort zone. So few people are handed opportunities  like this, so I felt it would have been foolish to not pursue it.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was a typical college student at Drexel University (Go Dragons!) I rarely had any time in which I wasn't either in class, working my campus job at the recreational center, Rock Wall, or locked in my room, studying.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Though few would venture to guess based on my physique, I am actually an avid rock climber and outdoors enthusiast. Climbing, hiking and camping are huge passions of mine, even though it is pretty tough to choose to go without air conditioning, sometimes... 
What's your latest obsession?
I have recently become obsessed with comic books and superhero mythos in general, specifically, BATMAN and SPIDERMAN. I actually own the entire BATMAN cartoon series from the 90s on DVD.
Your most prize possession?
In high school, I worked at a sleep away summer camp as a counselor teaching pottery to the campers. The final day of camp, one of my campers, a 7-year-old girl, gave me a fox she had made, "As a reminder of how much fun we all had." She said. That fox is still sitting on my desk.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Though it might sound cliche, I have to say that my childhood role model was my father. My family faced some hardship during the recession, but my dad always kept his head up, did what he had to do, and as a result, we all came through.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I spoke with my mother on the phone earlier today, talking about all my plans for the week. She was initially very wary about the concept of me pursuing a modeling career, so the fact that she's now (slowly) opening up and sharing in my excitement really warms my heart. After our conversation was done, I thanked her for supporting me and told her I love her.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Excitable, Optimistic and Pensive
Describe your personal style:
I dress in a lot of vintage and thrift clothes. I find a lot of enjoyment in "discovering" pieces on the thrift store racks in an effort to cultivate looks that are truly unique and eclectic.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I have yet to do any international travel, so I cant speak much to that, but my favorite place I have been to is Crowder's Mountain in North Carolina. The hiking trails are a s steep as they are long, making the view from the top just that much more rewarding.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
SLC Punk—It is a essentially a coming of age story about two anarchist punks living in hyper-conservative Salt Lake City. Scene: (And I am trying really hard not to spoil it) comes when one of the characters starts to question the realism and longevity of the "Punk" lifestyle.
Your favorite book:
My favorite book is Scott Lynch's "The Lies of Locke Lamora." Think Games of Thrones, but centered around a group of thieves akin to Ocean's Eleven. I love high fantasy as a genre, as nerdy as that may make me sound.
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?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—If you were to come to my hometown, the first place I'd take you is "The Depot". A massive abandoned-mill-turned-antique shop. It's one of my favorite places in town, and one could easily spend a full day exploring it.
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 lot of the time, I feel like my life plays out like a sitcom. Anyways, so that's the format that make the most sense. Theme song would be: Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
Your wish for 2015?
My one wish would be for season 6 of Game Of Thrones to be returned tomorrow. That might seem like a waste of a wish, but I just really don't think I can make it until next April.

Clothing: All clothing are from Adam personal wardrobe, edited by JTC. 

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kevin Holloman|Chloe Cass|Adam Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Adam Raifsnider|Adam Models
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman, Chloe Cass and the men's board at Adam Models; Adam for his time, trust and doing this debut shoot with JTC!
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ADAM RAIFSNIDER' S SELF PORTRAIT