Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

INFINITY WITHIN|NOLAN ELEY




























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IN CONVERSATION|NOLAN ELEY

Name|Nolan Eley
Age|25
Hometown|Norfolk, Virginia

How did you get discovered?
I am in a band called Infinity Girl. I did a shoot with Interview Magazine and the photographer liked me and set me up with a few interviews with agencies and I ended up with Click/ReQuest.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I work part time at classical music licensing  and a lot of freelance music work.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I used to live in Jurbise, Belgium where my mom managed a horse stable that was built into an abandoned Nazi airfield, so that was my childhood hang.
What's your latest obsession?
Working on the new album for Infinity Girl
Your most prize possession?
My copy of Ulysses
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My parents
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My grandpa prior to him going in for open heart surgery, about a month and a half ago (It was successful!)
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Embarrassed, Awkward and Tallish
Describe your personal style:
Black clothing and Nike sneakers
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Royal Tenenbaums—Scene: Richie tries to kill himself
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Karate and Jiu-Jitsu
Martial Artist: Bas Rutten
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?
Norfolk, Virginia—I 'd take you to the beach!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
It would be a variety show where I'd talk about interesting things. Theme song: Only Shallow by My Bloody Valentine
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
Unlimited travel budget

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Noel|Carmelo|Samuel|Oscar|
Gaspard|Click/ReQuest Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
Shirtless shots provided by Click/ReQuest Models
MODEL|Nolan Eley|Click/ReQuest Models
Special thanks to the team at Click/ReQuest Models; Nolan for taking the time to do this JTC's Q&A and quick shoot even though he is in a hurry to head to his next music gig!
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NOLAN ELEY' S SELF PORTRAIT




Thursday, September 24, 2015

THE BOY FROM BUENOS AIRES|LUCAS UCEDO



























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IN CONVERSATION|LUCAS UCEDO

Name|Lucas Ucedo
Age|18
Hometown|Buenos Aires, Argentina

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted twice. Once by Two Management in Los Angeles and once by H&M. When I knew I could do this, I asked my friend, Marco DeConcilis, to bring me into Ford Models.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was in high school in Los Angeles. I enjoyed surfing and playing soccer, just living a calm lifestyle.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Many people are very surprise by my 142 IQ score!
What's your latest obsession?
The new tv series, Narcos on Netflix
Your most prize possession?
The silver money clip my grandfather gave to me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My father. He came here as an immigrant, barely spoke english but managed to open his advertising agency with a partner.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My little sister Catalina when I took her to bed last night
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Modest, Smart and Friendly
Describe your personal style:
Minimalistic
Your favorite place you have travel to:
San Juanico, Baja, California and SW Mexico—surf spot in Mexican desert
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Pulp Fiction—Scene: Royale with cheese
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Argentina
Player: Messi or Diego Maradona
Martial Artist: Bas Rutten
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?
Buenos Aires, Argentina—Racing Club soccer stadium.This is my home soccer club in Buenos Aires
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Comedy show that shows the ridiculous situations of me and my friends get into. Theme song: I would have my friend Cruush write an original song for the show!
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
For success in my modeling career!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Kati Brown|Jesse Simon|
Grier Haney|Ford Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Lucas Ucedo|Ford Models
Special thanks to Kati Brown, Jesse Simon, Grier Haney and the men's board at Ford Models; Lucas for coming from Westchester, NY to come meet and be photographed by JTC, thanks!
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LUCAS UCEDO' S SELF PORTRAIT


Monday, September 21, 2015

THE LATE GAME|CONNOR McCARTHY

















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IN CONVERSATION|CONNOR McCARTHY

Name|Connor McCarthy
Age|20
Hometown|Cleveland, Ohio

How did you get discovered?
I have been interested in modeling since the 8th grade. I went to a open call spontaneously and jump into the modeling industry!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am studying at The New School studying contemporary music.
People would be surprised to know that I...
like physics and was considering studying this subject as my major at one point.
What's your latest obsession?
The relationship between art and technology
Your most prize possession?
I have this lucky cat statue that I have gotten when I graduated from high school.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Gwen Stefani
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my dad
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Ambitious, Reserved and Daydream
Describe your personal style:
American urban wear with Japanese influence
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Berlin, Germany
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Catching Fire—Scene: At the capital
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?
Cleveland, Ohio—I will take you to Clifton Beach, have a picnic and play volleyball
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Comedy cartoon show Theme song: Attention by MIA
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
To age gracefully

Clothing: Hooded coat by Fingers Crossed; all other clothing, from Connor's own closet

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|
Tom LaSala|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Connor McCarthy|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Tom La Sala and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Connor for the long wait for this blog feature to finally launch! Hope it is worth the wait!
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CONNOR McCARTHY' S SELF PORTRAIT

Friday, September 18, 2015

JTC DIGITALS: DEXTER|FORD MODELS





























MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Jesse Simon|Kati Brown|
Grier Haney|Ford Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dexter|Ford
Special thanks to Jesse Simon, Grier Haney, Kati Brown and the men's board at Ford; Dexter for his time spend with JTC!



Thursday, September 17, 2015

JTC in PARIS: RHYS WHITFIELD|BANANAS









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IN CONVERSATION|RHYS WHITFIELD

Name|Rhys Patrick Whitfield
Age|21
Hometown|Cambridge, United Kingdom

How did you get discovered?
A friend took some photos of me for his portfolio, put them on his facebook without telling me, next thing I know, I had a message from a scouter by the name of Fletcher Harrington asking if I would like to model, all went from there...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in drama school studying musical theater.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a fear of deep sea. Well, if my feet cannot touch the bottom it freaks me out. Even in pools. There, I said it!
What's your latest obsession?
Water. Boring as it might sound, I am obsessing from being over dehydrated all the time!
Your most prize possession?
It might sound very superficial, but it is my old iPhone. It's not the phone itself, but the photos and other recordings it has on it. I got it when I came to drama school and only recently, I got a new phone, so there's a lot of memories on there!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend Kelly. She is at home now and I am really looking forward to go back to London and spend time with her. (Sorry, this interview was done back in July!)
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Open minded, Polite and Humorous
Describe your personal style:
I am not fussy. Just a good old shirt, slim trousers with a pair of chelsea boots and I am ready to go! I am not big on designer brands.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City! I visited there with my girlfriend in April and it was a different world. As soon as the opportunity arises, we love to go visit New York City again!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
American Psycho—Scene: The opening scene with Bateman's routine. There's just something so unsettling about it. It unlike anything I have ever seen since.
Your favorite sport:
I am not a huge sports fan as I used to be so I couldn't tell you...but Ray Lewis of the Ravens is just an inspiration. He is not just a great player but a great athlete.
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?
Cambridge, United Kingdom—Party at the River Cam, I am so lucky to grow up somewhere as beautiful as Cambridge.
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 the Inside The Actor's Studio but not just actors: musicians, entertainers, politicians, what goes into their day to day lives. As for the theme song, this show sounds classy so it will be playing Ravel or Chopin
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
I can continue to do what I enjoy without worrying about money! That old devil is unfortunately at the back of my mind as I've just graduated, hopefully one day that will become reality!

Clothing: Cardigan zipper sweater by Agnes B.

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Guillaume Vigneaux|
Patricia Cadiou-Diehl|Bananas Models (Paris)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Rhys Whitfield|Bananas Models (Paris)
Special thanks to Guillaume Vigneaux & Patricia Cadiou-Diehl and the men's board at Bananas Models (Paris);  Chris Apple at Agnes B.; Rhys for spending much time with JTC in Paris to do this blog feature during men's fashion week in Paris!
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RHYS WHITFIELD' S SELF PORTRAIT