Friday, April 24, 2015

JTC REVISIT: JOEL WOLFE|MAJOR



























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IN CONVERSATION|JOEL WOLFE

Name|Joe Wolfe
Age|18
Hometown|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(This is an interview done back at the age of 17 when JTC first met Joel, since then, he have travel to Japan and done great editorials and modeling there...excited to see him on the catwalks come SS2016!)

Something special about your hometown
Pittsburgh is home to professional sports team that aren't just successful but have an over proud fan base. Everyone from the 'burgh is happy to be from there!
Your guilty pleasure:
Netflix, all day marathons!
If you were to write your own biography, what would be the title of the book?
THE LONE WOLFE by Joel Wolfe
Biggest misconception about male models
None of the clothes actually fits the models, they are actually pin tight behind you!
What do you love/dislike most about the modeling life?
LOVE: Love the vibe of fashion photo shoots, your hard work pays off and you can become a star!
DISLIKE: How your self image is affected looking at the competition
What would you buy for yourself with your very first big paycheck as a model?
Clothing! I could use some new gear!
Who would be your dream model you would want to work along side with?
Super model, it girl...Cara Delevingne
Special talent: PIZZA MAKING
Key ingredients to make a great pizza: Dough, sauce, cheese and love
Tip: You must throw the dough in the air and scream in Italian!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kelly Elmore|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joel Wolfe|Major Models
Special thanks to Kelly Elmore and the men's board at Major Models; Joel for stopping by to see JTC after his trip to Japan!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

HE'S HEAVY METAL|ANTON KLYMENKO|MAJOR


































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IN CONVERSATION|ANTON KLYMENKO

Name|Anton Klymenko
Age|22
Hometown|Kharkov, Ukraine (currently living in Vancouver, Canada)

How did you get discovered?
People kept telling me I should try, so one day I decided to give it a shot and be a model!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was working as a waiter in restaurant and chilling out in Vancouver beaches! I had some odd jobs along the way, working at McDonald's & working at a butcher shop.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a metal head! Huge metal/rock and roll fan. I go to as many metal concerts as possible in Vancouver!
What's your latest obsession?
Modeling. Visiting new places, making new friends and getting deeper into this so-call fashion world!
Your most prize possession?
My photos of my family. I haven't been home in Kharkov in a while, so photos of my family are important to me!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My mother. I admire and love her as a mother and as a person. She is great! She is the one that I will appreciate the rest of my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today without her!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
An hour ago, to my girlfriend!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Confident, Competitive and Honest
Describe your personal style:
I am still learning and developing my own style. I am not the type of guy who try too hard to look perfect all the time. I love what I have seen in fashion so far so I hope I get to create my distinctive look through working in the industry. If you want me to sum it up so far: I like simple, free, skateboarding outfits with an rock and roll edge.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Vancouver! I love living there!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Whiplash—Scene: What actor Miles Teller have to go through to be a great jazz drummer is pretty incredible!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Manchester United
Player: Eric Cantona
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?
Vancouver, Canada—We will go to English Bay!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
I would do the best rock show on TV! Featuring the newest talented band, first I will have conversations with the bands I feature (how they got started playing music and all that great music info) and then they will play their music as the finale of the show! Theme song would be tracks from the bands I would feature.
Your wish for 2015?
No more WARS!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kelly Elmore|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Anton Klymenko|Major Models
Special thanks to Kelly Elmore and the men's board at Major Models; Anton for the wait for this feature to be posted and time spend with JTC!
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ANTON KLYMENKO' S SELF PORTRAIT


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JTC RECOMMENDS: SZYMON PRZYBYTKOWSKI|M MANAGEMENT (PARIS)

































MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Magali Gless|M Model Management (Paris)
IMAGES|VIDEO: Provided by M Model Management (Paris)
MODEL|Szymon Przybytkowski|M Model Management (Paris) 18 years old from Poland
Special thanks to Magali Gless, Meng Shen and the men's board at M Model Management (Paris)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TRUE GRIT|JACOB BIXENMAN|FORD MODELS
































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IN CONVERSATION|JACOB BIXENMAN

Name|Jacob Bixenman
Age|20
Hometown|Los Angeles, California

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted by Ford via the VMan competition submission
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was aiming to study English as my major in Southern California
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a dual personality. I value solitude and social life with equal measure. It makes life a bit more varied.
What's your latest obsession?
James Baldwin, live music in LA, Ethiopian food and my dog
Your most prize possession?
A Rolleiflex camera that I found at a garage sale, pictures of my family and I and shoes with tread for the NYC snow (Editor's note: This interview was done back in Feb.)
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Professor X from X-Men. A bad ass do good dude!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom, yesterday
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Curious, Messy and Happy
Describe your personal style:
Comfortably minimal
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Yosemite, California
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Big Lebowski—Scene: Every time John Goodman opens his mouth!
Your favorite books:
East of Eden and Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids
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?
Los Angeles, California—A long day—starting possibly with a hike, grab some coffee, see what is going on at Lacma, stop by my favorite place for Thai food and see some live music...come hang out!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? 
An awkwardly dry sitcom
Your wish for 2015?
To learn and experience

Clothing: T-shirt by Faith Connexion (Paris)

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Grier Haney (NY)|Jesse Simon (LA)Ford Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jacob Bixenman|Ford Models
Special thanks to Grier Haney (NY) and Jesse Simon (LA) and the men's board at Ford; Alexandre Bertrand at Faith Connexion PR (Paris); Jacob for waiting so long to see this feature go live!
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JACOB BIXENMAN' S SELF PORTRAIT



Monday, April 20, 2015

VISUAL TALES|VT14 COMING SOON! STAY TUNE FOR MORE INFO...


ISLAND DREAM|SHEPHERD|CITIZEN/RED















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IN CONVERSATION|JON SHEPHERD

Name|Jon Shepherd
Age|22
Hometown|Toronto, Canada

How did you get discovered?
After being told over and over throughout my university undergrad days that I should consider modeling, I decided to give it a shot. I walked into Sutherlands Agency in Toronto and got signed the next day!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I went through university and pursue Psychology as my major. After, I took a year off from the major and decide to switch my major to law. Now with modeling coming into the picture, I have to hold off for a few years before I can concentrate on my new major.
People would be surprised to know that I...
play the cello. I've played it since I was eight years old so I have a deep appreciation for classical music. 
What's your latest obsession?
Meditation by Marcus Aurelius. A book I have read about three times over the past year. I gained new insights every time I get into reading it.
Your most prize possession?
A sculpture my grandmother gave me from her collection. It's a bronze woman meditating  and it is beauty in its purest form.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My parents. They showed me altruistic love and its importance in life!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My family, to all of them through an email I sent telling them about recent adventures
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Grammar isn't my strong suit, I am an open book
Describe your personal style:
A collision between functionality and minimalistic
Your favorite place you have travel to:
My cottage in Georgia Bay, Canada. An island that feels like home.
Favorite quote in life
Do YOU!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Life Is Beautiful—Scene: The entire film
Favorite book:
Patrick Fermor by Artemis Cooper
Your favorite sports:
Rock Climbing, Skiing, Running and Bike Touring
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?
Toronto, Canada—I will take you to my cottage and put you to work! We are rebuilding, as a family, a 110 years old hunting lodge
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 documentary on random individuals' lives. Randomly select from the streets and learn everything about their life and stories. Theme song: Can't Leave The Night by Bad Bad Not Good
Your wish for 2015?
The ultimate wish would be to be able to change the world to be a better place. Replace suffering with comfort. Replace inflexibility with compromise.

Clothing: Featuring brands from RXMANCE, SIDIAN ERSATZ & VANES, SMITH-WYKES, TRETORN SNEAKERS and GOOD LIFE CLOTHING

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Tom La Sala Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jon Shepherd|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Tom La Sala and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Paul Conrad at Medium Concepts;  Shepherd for his thoughtfulness, open conversations and time spend with JTC!
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JON SHEPHERD' S SELF PORTRAIT