Archive for August, 2011

Notes On A Casting: Brooke @ Vision

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No makeup artist, no hairstylist, no complicated lighting, no re-touching.  No problem.  The divine miss Brooke (Vision), from a slew of quick casting snapshots. One of my closest friends – let’s call her Tiel – is styling my first editorial featuring women, and she insisted that we hold a casting before committing to anyone.  And [...]


Twenty-first Century Fox

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Asa Fox (Ford), a Keane painting come to life (the children will want to Google Keane painting), is one of my all-time favorite faces. Hair by Linh Nguyen; makeup by Christyna Kay; shirt- Liberty of London; vest – Antonio Marras


Jake Madden For Carbon Copy Issue 10 [Outtakes]

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Jake Madden (Ford); styling by Lisa Tarlow; grooming by Ernesto Casillas; styling assistant Eugene Ong; photo assistant Vince Trupsin; jacket, shirt & tie – Brooks Brothers Black Fleece. Who cares about “knowing your angles” when you only have good angles?  Jake Madden has one of the most spectacular faces I’ve ever had the pleasure to [...]


Chris Petersen: King Of The Mountain [Part 1]

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Fresh off the Givenchy runway, Chris Petersen (Specimen/DNA/Nous) is a star in the making, and a helluva nice guy; styling by Eugene Ong; polo – Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man x Fred Perry; bondage shorts – Vivienne Westwood; socks – Thom Browne.


Ballad Of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy [Preview]

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A preview image from an upcoming story: Alexey Galetskiy (DNA); styled by Eugene Ong; grooming by Ernesto Casillas; shirt – Burberry Prorsum Being a David Bowie lookalike will probably keep Alexey Galetskiy from booking a Kohl’s catalog job anytime soon.   However, he’s recently been noticed (and shot) by photographers such as Sebastian Kim, Ryan McGinley, [...]


L.A. Confidential: Ryan Curry

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Have a look at Ryan Curry’s (Next) book and you see a complete chameleon; one minute he’s all boyish charm and the next he’s convincingly bad-ass.  Ryan is definitely one of the guys from The Fashionisto’s L.A. Casting Call that I’d like to shoot again – great face, great attitude…. Grooming by Ernesto Casillas.


The Paulie K. Show [Preview]

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Paul Kiefer (Major NY); styled by Eugene Ong; T shirt & belt – Comme des Garcons Homme Plus; trousers – Martin Margiela Paul Kiefer is one of my favorite kids of all time.  Paul Kiefer’s skin is an exact match to the roll of seamless paper behind him, which means his skin is Number 76 [...]


L.A. Confidential: Corey Wallace

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There are basically 2 kinds of flawless beauty; there’s run-of-the-mill flawless beauty, and then there’s ridiculous and completely unfair flawless beauty – you know, the kind that comes with brains, personality, inventiveness, foreign accent – the works.  Australian native Corey Wallace (Next) – a dead-ringer for the young Gary Cooper – could be the finest [...]


L.A. Confidential: A.J. English

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Winding down with The Fashionisto’s L.A. Casting Call, here we have A.J. English (Next), one of the nicest surprises of the day.  Self-aware in the best possible way, A.J. knows how to take a picture.  I could have easily edited twenty frames or more, from the 5 minute session, but Carl doesn’t want me to [...]


Lucas Goossens: Dreams of EUR [Preview]

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Lucas Goossens (Vision/Wilhelmina NY); styling by Eugene Ong; grooming by Ernesto Casillas; top – Raf Simons, trousers- Native Sons, shoes – Jil Sander. “Lucas is finally coming to town next week. Are you ready?” Ten simple words from Lucas Goossens’ L.A. agent that set a whole, fairly complicated editorial in motion.  We scrambled through a [...]


Pulling The Wool: Tyler Johnson Preview

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The multifaceted, multi-talented, crazily-blue-eyed and overall amazing Tyler Johnson (Vision/Root); styled by Eugene Ong in vintage Jean-Paul Gaultier; grooming by Alex Polillo @ Starworks Artists. To date, I have shot a grand total of 2 tests in 2011.  Which is kind of a shame because I love to test – it’s a great opportunity to [...]


L.A. Confidential: Wassup Rockers

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Frampton Comes Alive: continuing the L.A. casting story we have the delightful 70′s throwback Maxime Sokolinski (Next). Grooming by Ernesto Casillas. One of the real stand-outs of the day for me was Zach (Photogenics).  Hypnotic isn’t a word I throw around lightly, but his face and demeanor kind of blew me away.  Grooming by Ernesto [...]