Archive for November, 2011

Modern Screen: The Publicity Stills


Since we could only include a single shot of each model in our doomed dinner party for theones2watch, I thought it would be fun to put together an additional set of images. based on autographed production stills from Hollywood’s Golden Age. I mean, these kids are the L.A. all-stars, right? Why not give their fan [...]

Black Friday: Caleb Lane @ L.A. Models / Ford NY


Caleb Lane (L.A. Models/Ford NY); grooming by Ernesto Casillas special thanks to Sergio at L.A. Models

And Then There Were None [for TheOnes2Watch]


Bad manners: Ben Waddell (L.A. Models), Kayla Tangemann (Next) & Ricky Bennick (Bleu) – three of the unlucky thirteen guests in this dinner party shot for theones2watch, with original text by Svetlana Kitto.   Check out the whole story, with complete credits here. special thanks to all of the agencies, the entire cast and team, and [...]

07: Charlie Shades [L.A. Models]


Charlie Shades (L.A. Models); grooming by Ernesto Casillas Cry Baby:  Brand-new face Charlie Shades has bone structure that’s very reminiscent of a young Matt Dillon or Johnny Depp – all tautness and finely-modeled rhomboids and crazy elliptical cheekbones (with puppy dog eyes, as a bonus).   For that reason, Ernesto and I decided to nudge this [...]

Under Wraps [Preview]


With the exception of snapshots taken by his mother, this very young man had never been in front of a camera.  Signed immediately at his only open call, the U.K native is destined to become an overnight sensation.  Here is roughly two-thirds of his spectacular face, framed in Raf Simons and Maison Martin Margiela.  Stay [...]

06: Josh Slack @ Vision/DNA


Truth in advertising: Josh Slack (Vision/DNA); grooming by Ernesto Casillas Too often, when you open your studio door you are confronted with a facsimile of the model you’ve booked for a shoot; not quite what you expected….hmmm maybe in the right light, after hair and makeup, from the right angles.  With Josh Slack, on the [...]

Égoïste: Garrett Rau, Tyson Paige & Tanner Novlan @ Vision for And Men FW 2012


And Men Magazine, FW 2012; stylist – Eugene Ong; grooming – Brian Haugen; models (from top) – Garret Rau, Tyson Paige & Tanner Novlan (Vision) special thanks to Joe at Vision Models

05: Mark Wystrach @ L.A. Models / Soul


Mark Wystrach (L.A. Models / Soul Artist Management); grooming – Ernesto Casillas Everything you could possibly want to know about Mark Cameron Wystrach is a Google click away; page after page after page of fun facts.  I hadn’t done my homework, and instead agreed to shoot with Mark because I liked his face.  Imagine that… [...]

Showboat: Devon Spence @ L.A. Models/Click NY


Devon Spence (L.A. Models / Click NY); photo assistant – Kacie Tomita Given a choice between a sexy shot and a stupid shot, I would almost always go with the latter – as long as the model is pretty enough to pull it off.   In a very brisk set with Devon Spence (he had a [...]

Bull Rush: Charles Melton @ Vision/DNA [Preview]


Korean Drama (well, half-Korean): Charles Melton (Vision/DNA); grooming by Ernesto Casillas Somewhere in the heart of America (I forget where, exactly) Charles Melton was plucked from the 50-yard line and fast-tracked to modeling stardom.  With his one-in-a-million face and memorable personality (a mix of court jester, leading man and slobber-knocker) Charles is well on his [...]