Wednesday, August 31, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: NICOLAI DANIELSEN|LE MANAGEMENT (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN)




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IN CONVERSATION|NICOLAI DANIELSEN

Name|Nicolai Danielsen
Age|17
Hometown|Aarhus and Bjerringbro, Denmark

How did you get discovered?
I was walking down the street when I got scouted.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am in school but if the modeling career takes off, I will do that too.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a wide taste in music.
What's your latest obsession?
A book series called The Wheel Of Time and a band called Amesoeurs
Your most prize possession?
My necklace with Mjolner (Thor's Hammer)
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
At the age of 12, my idol was Adam "Nergal" Darski, a black metal musician who survived cancer against all odds and makes music about freedom to be one self.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Some days ago to a friend who means a lot to me.
Words that best describes you:
Accepting, Relaxed and a Dreamer
Describe your personal style:
Very chill: T-shirts, jeans, leather boots and occasionally a leather jacket for the cold weather we have here.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I haven't done much traveling but so far. I prefer to go to Copenhagen or Aalborg. I've only been to Berlin outside of Denmark.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers—Scene: The attack of Helms Deep
Your favorite sport:
Sport: To watch, it's handball, to play it's basketball
Team: The Danish male handball team
Player: Mikkel Hansen
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?
Aarhus, Denmark—A little cafe/bar called Under Masken (Under The Mask) in Aarhus. It's a small place but the mood down there is amazing, there is always music and you can always get a cup of coffee or a beer.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Type of show: Drama/Comedy
Theme song: California Uber Alles by Dead Kennedys
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went to a party and woke up in another city an hour away on a train where I started.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
To be more happy and work on my modeling career I just started.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
David Bonaparte|Le Management (Stockholm, Sweden)
DIGITALS|Provided by Le Management (Stockholm, Sweden)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Nicolai Danielsen|Le Management (Stockholm, Sweden)
Special thanks to David Bonaparte and the men's board at Le Management (Stockholm, Sweden); Nicolai for taking the time to answer this blog feature, hope to meet you soon one day!
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW YORK'S OWN|JASPER SINCLAIR



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IN CONVERSATION|JASPER SINCLAIR

Name|Jasper Sinclair
Age|16
Hometown|Manhattan, New York City

How did you get discovered?
I got into modeling through George Brown. I bumped into him on the L train on the way home from school. He offered me a new experience which I was eager to explore.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling I was doing what most other 16 year-old do, going to my high school classes. I also played soccer after school as well as worked part time for an art gallery in Chelsea.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I'd say something surprising about myself that people don't know is that I had an appendectomy in 6th grade with complications that left me bedridden for a month. It took me the next three years to fully build up enough strength to be comparable to other kids my age. Entering 9th grade I was 5'10'' and only 100 pounds.
What's your latest obsession?
I am not necessarily obsessed with anything. However I quite enjoy soccer and political/social analysis.
Your most prize possession?
I own a stainless steel necklace and I would say it is one of my most prized possessions. I got it in Scotland with my mother and grandmother who died shortly after of cancer. You will rarely see me not wearing it.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Growing up I did not have a specific idol whom I looked up to. I did however take a lot of influence from my parents, who taught me how to be respectful and prideful which I am eternally grateful for.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I try to say "I love you" to my family members every day, and I will say it to friends casually as I believe it is a wonderful string of words. Yet I have not had the opportunity to say it romantically to anyone. 
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Sincere, Compassionate, and Curious
Describe your personal style:
I like to dress quite casually. Often wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a simple pattern. I accessorize by wearing a bead bracelet,a leather bracelet, and the necklace I mentioned earlier.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Hoshinoya, Karuizawa is the most favorite place I have been to. It is a resort in Japan that has such a pleasant serenity that I'd rather be nowhere else. The place I would like to visit that I have not yet been to is Venice, simply because it is such a culturally vibrant city with so much history to see.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
My favorite movie would be The Lord of The Rings trilogy. It has such an amazing story, such beautiful scenes, and is so well produced, allowing it to forever hold a place in my heart. My favorite scene is however is from a different movie. It is the D-Day scene from Saving Private Ryan. I chose this because of how realistically it portrayed the horror that is war.
Your favorite sport:
My favorite sport is soccer if it wasn't already obvious. My favorite team has been since my early childhood F.C Bayern Munich. My favorite player is Thomas Muller, who is on Bayern. I like him for his exuberance and he seems like an easy person to get along with (along with being extremely skilled).
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?
Manhattan, New York CityIf I had to take you to a place that would best represent me in NYC it would be the Highline. It is such a wonderful place with its open nature and provides a great location to walk with friends. Another thing I like about it is how it combines aspects from nature and the city.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? 
If I got an hour of cable time for my own show I would make a news show which would try to be unbiased. It would report news and reflect the news to the social and political history that correlates to the story.
Craziest thing you ever done:
The craziest thing I have ever done is drink three large sodas and a few stall-hotdogs off of a dare just prior to riding on a roller-coaster at six-flags. Luckily I managed to keep it together.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
As crazy as it sounds for a person of my age, if I had one wish it would be to have a relationship that I could be confident with.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Carly Greenberg|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jasper Sinclair|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Carly Greenberg, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Jasper for his time spend with JTC doing this blog feature!
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Monday, August 29, 2016

CITY HEAT|FELIKS KAPARCHUK





































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IN CONVERSATION|FELIKS KAPARCHUK

Name|Feliks Kaparchuk
Age|26
Hometown|Rostov, Russia

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted in Oregon, Portland at the mall and got signed with Heffner Management. After college. I came to NYC and started building my book. They helped me get signed with DNA Models (NY) in 2014.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying art and design. I love art and painting. I've had featured in many art shows in Seattle. My primary focus is modeling, painting and music.



















People would be surprised to know that I...
am happily married and love my wife to death! I also spend most of my time with her because she is my favorite! :)
What's your latest obsession?
GOD, my wife, family and nature.
Your most prize possession?
Paintings I have done for my family and of my wife.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My dad and mom. They taught and brought me to where I am and I am blessed to have them in my life!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My wife Andrea, everyday!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Artistic, Spiritual and Funny
Describe your personal style:
Casual and comfort.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Saint Petersburg, Russia, I love the architecture there.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Gladiator The scene: The part where he fights the toughest challenges and wins.
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Football
Team: Seahawks
Player: Russell Wilson
Your favorite artist:
Mary Iverson (Who was my art teacher in college)
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?
Rostov, Russia: I will take you where I used to ifsh a mile away from where I used to live.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
My show is about how I teach people how to paint like Bob Ross
Theme song: One Way Trigger by The Strokes
Craziest thing you ever done:
Going on a crazy hike and climbing Mt. Baker without gear.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Unconditional love towards one another and hatred will be eliminated from the world.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Ebony Simmons|DNA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Feliks Kaparchuk|DNA Models
Special thanks to Ebony Simmons and the men's board at DNA Models; Feliks for doing this blog shoot during NYC's heat wave and time spend with JTC!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE BOOK OF ELI|ELI BANCHIK


































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IN CONVERSATION|ELI BANCHIK

Name|Eli Banchik
Age|16
Hometown|Manhattan, New York City

How did you get discovered?
I was with a friend exiting McDonald's eating a McFlurry when a man on the street ask for my age. I walked away confused as he asked me again. I stopped and listened and he ended up giving me his business card. My mom checked it and here I am, getting into modeling.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was in the middle of a school project in which I completely dismantled and rebuild a working iPhone 6. I was also the captain of my school's varsity tennis team right before the end of our season which we came in second place.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a fat lizard named Kevin. I love this lizard so much. He got his last name through a video of a Australian man yelling at his goat Kevin so Kevin is only meant to be said with an Australian accent!
What's your latest obsession?
Sneakers, specifically designer shoes. I started with normal Nike shoes about a year ago and have worked my way up to shoes like Prada, Saint Laurent and more when I can find a great bargain deal at sales.
Your most prize possession?
A ring I awlays wear on my right finger that my girlfriend gave me on my birthday. I wear it everyday and it is my favorite ring I have ever owned.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Steve Jobs
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Last night, to my girlfriend, Olivia.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Humorous, Friendly, Generous
Describe your personal style:
I am a chameleon when it comes to clothes.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Aspen for its landscape and activities during all seasons but I also like San Francisco because of the climate and the very different neighborhoods.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Rocky III—Scene: Apollo and Rocky's training scene
I also box weekly with a trainer and that's why I love Rocky's movies
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Boxer: Novak Djokovic
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?
Manhattan, New York City—Barney's—Who doesn't like shopping and looking good?
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Animated comedy about Eli and Kevin the lizard's adventures. Theme song: Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went waterfall repelling in Costa Rica. It was scary because I have a fear of heights!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
My wish for this year would be do better in school this year (All A's, no B's) since this would be my junior year.

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Carly Greenberg|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|EliBanchik|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Carly Greenberg and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Eli for his time spend with JTC doing this blog feature!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: OSCAR SMITH|25 MODEL MANAGEMENT (LONDON)































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IN CONVERSATION|OSCAR SMITH

Name|Oscar Smith
Age|18
Hometown|Cheddar, Somerset

How did you get discovered?
I was first scouted at Glastonbury when I was 16/17 but I never really followed it up. However, about a year ago I was approached in a bar in Bristol when I was out with my girlfriend.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was at 6th form studying for a levels. I now go to university in Manchester, had a great first year. 
People would be surprised to know that I...
live in Cheddar, a small village named after the cheese. It's famous for producing. Seems to surprise people when I tell them.
What's your latest obsession?
Well, my dad's obsessed with vinyl at the moment, so it's kind of inducing a slight obsession on me. I am into some oldish bands from Manchester at the moment like The Smiths and The Stone Roses. Also been binge watching Game Of Thrones with my 'little' brother and avocados!
Your most prize possession?
Probably my guitar, had it since I first really started to play. I need to get back into it though.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I admired musicians. I loved Jimi Hendrix when I was obsessed with playing guitar, also bands like Kings of Leon and Oasis. I also found listening to my granddad interesting. I've got older brothers so I may have looked up to them when I was a little younger.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Probably the other day to my girlfriend or one of my mates.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Laid back, Sociable, I dunno tall
Describe your personal style:
Quite laid back, baggy t-shirts, baggy  jeans—I like being comfy. Most of the time, I make minimal effort, to be honest, if I had the choice, I'd wear joggers everyday!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Probably when I went on a holiday with my family to Lake Garda in Italy. Me and my brothers loved swimming and kayaking in the lake, we also visited Venice and Verona. The food was incredible and I've never seen so many choices of ice cream.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
It is so hard to pick my favorite film. I've probably got about 10 but I loved the scene in the movie Drive.
Scene: It's the scene in the elevator when Ryan Gosling's character realize the guy stood next to him is trying to kill him. So he kisses Carey Mulligan's character, which is filmed in a kind of silence, before killing the guy next to him in a pretty graphic way. I think the scene sums up the movie perfectly, the kind of romantic first half and violent dark second half. The soundtrack is also pretty cool!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer (Football)
Team: Spurs
Player: I used to love Garth Bale before we sold him, still follow him at Madrid. But at the moment I like Harry Kane or Dele Ali, both young English players who are showing a lot of promise for us, unless we sell them of course!
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?
Cheddar, Somerset—There are loads of different walks up Cheddar, gorge the view at the top of the hills or gorge of Somerset is worth the trek. If not, there are a few pubs. That's about it really!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Some sort of comedy show, probably the best TV entertainment. Theme song: I Am The Resurrection by The Stone Roses (Random choice)
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was quite young, me and my brothers used to pretend sticks were swords and wack each other with them. It was actually fairly brutal. Looking back, I think that's quite crazy!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Continuing enjoying university, meeting new people up there. I want to work more as well. Get some money save up for festivals next year and holidays. I also hope for the modeling to continue as well.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Charlene Matthews|25 Model Management (London)
IMAGES|Provided by 25 Model Management (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joe R.|25 Model Management (London)
Special thanks to Charlene Matthew and the men's board at 25 Model Management; Joseph for taking the time to do the Q&A, hope to meet you soon!
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