Month: March 2013

Throwback Thursdays: The Men of Q Models (my very first test shoot)

So, for this week’s Throwback Thursday, I dug REALLY deep. I found my very first agency test shoot. I shot 3 models: Andrei, Felippe, and Pedro of Q Model Management (thanks Natalie). Those days were TOUGH. I had no money; no stylist; no vision; no studio; no . . . Well, you get my point.
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ANDREI

So,  a friend of mine let me use his roof on this extraordinarily hot summer day. Here commenced my very first test shoot. Pretty funny looking back on this one. At the time, everyone thought that Andrei was the next best thing.  And, Felippe had just moved here. And, his English was limited. He was the last person that I shot. And, it was a night shoot on a roof with no barrier. Smart, huh?  Boy oh boy.

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Felippe

But, it was Pedro who went on to fame (and, a bit of infamy). For a while, he was known as Lance Bass’ bartender boyfriend. But, as fate would have it, Pedro cashed in on his infamy and has become a very respected TV host albeit for a ‘Cab’ TV show.

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He hosts a ‘What to do’ in NYC entertainment show that only plays in taxi’s. He is quite funny and very entertaining. Who knew that this Brazilian beauty would go on to such notoriety. He was very nice and just STUNNING in person. I was such a f**king goof that day. Eek. I would like to think that I have come a long way from those days. I cringe looking at these photos. But, hey, we must start from somewhere.

Live; Learn; Love . . . yourself. Happy Thursday Trannie.

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Soul Searching: The Portraits

One day and 6 Drive-bys. Yes, indeed, a day well spent. This past weekend, I met some of the biggest fashion/commercial legends in the business peppered with a few stunning new faces. And, if you don’t know who these cats are, then, educate yourself.

Thanks to Andrew for sending them my way. And, a big ups to Mr. Kanner for leading this old camel (me) to the water of humility. Thanks Jason. Stay tuned for the journey.

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Matt and Blaine

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Eunice and Julian

Soul 3Nate and Josh

Throwback Thursdays: Faster Pussycat

Back in 2009, I shot an editorial for Fantastics Mag called Faster Pussycat. This story featured two very young and little known models: Henry Watkins (Soul Artist Management) and Andrew Ruffin. One thing for sure to me that day was that Henry was clearly going to become a force to reckon with in modeling.  Since, of course, Henry has become quite the popular model booking runway exclusives from Versace to Givenchy along with some high profile editorials and campaigns. And, he is still killing it.

Take a look at the images below. But, to see the entire story in its entirety, click here: Faster Pussycat.  Happy Thursday Peeps.

 

 

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I’m Walking on Sunshine . . .

And, don’t it feel GOOD!!!

There is nothing like the 1st day of Spring. In your mind, it is going to be sun, flowers and warm breezes. In reality, there is sun, flowers from the deli and frigid winds that cut like a knife. But, who cares!!!! It is the count down to summer baby. And, Patrick Lada (RED Citizen) and I decided to welcome spring with open arms and flowers.  And, play this song while looking the images too. It might just make you smile and, maybe, even dance a little.  Enjoy.

And, Happy 1st day of Spring too.

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Castings/Drive-bys/Trannies . . .

This past weekend was all about meeting new peeps and shooting some quite extraordinary faces. I got to meet one of my personal favorites (Axel of Success/Mix). BANANAS!!!! That face and those lips: EPIC.

But, everyone brought something magical this past weekend. Take a look at who the new kids are and check them out. Happy Monday.

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daniel1Daniel (unsigned)

jarret1Jarret (Major)

Justin1Justin (DNA)

ALAnthony (Major)