Disappearing Act Part 3: Niclas Gillis @ DNA & Nick Lacy @ Next


Niclas Gillis (DNA) & Nick Lacy (Next); styled by Eugene Ong; grooming by Alexis Swain @ Next Artists:  all clothes Native Son.   special thanks to Mimi & Jillian at Next, and to Kyle at Native Son

Disappearing Act Part 2: Lucas Goossens @ Wilhelmina


DREAMS OF E.U.R.  -  Lucas Goossens (Wilhelmina NY);  stylist: Eugene Ong; grooming: Ernesto Casillas “Lucas is coming.  Are you ready?” read the short email from Lucas Goossens’ L.A. agent.   Two days later, the whole team was bewitched by the astonishingly beautiful, intelligent and downright civilized Lucas, as we hustled out a story that combined location [...]

Disappearing Act Part 1: Satoshi @ New York Models & Lisa Marie @ Ford


Just one sip, and you will vanish forever:  Satoshi  (New York Models) & Lisa Marie (Ford); hair – Caroline Ramos; makeup: Thea Istenes;  photo Assistant: Kacie Tomita Sometime in the Spring of 2012, Kacie Tomita and I decided to collaborate on a story – we’d shoot the same two models and style and assist for [...]

Armando Cabral @ Wilhelmina for Fashionisto Magazine F/W 2012


The incredible Armando Cabral (Wilhelmina NY) in an homage to Schiaparelli. Fashion Editor Carl Barnett. Order the latest issue of Fashionisto Magazine here. Armando Cabral, has always been my favorite model since he first appeared on the scene, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to shoot him for Carl at The Fashionisto. The [...]

Satoshi @ NY Models for And Men 16 – S/S 2012


Australia’s And Men Magazine Number 16 is on newsstands, featuring this editorial that stars Satoshi Toda  (New York Models / Marilyn MGM Paris); hair by Jill O’Neil

Portrait: Satoshi Toda for The Fashionisto


A quick, early morning portrait series of Satoshi Toda (New York Models), shot for The Fashionisto.   See the entire set on The Fashionisto Daily Digest here. special thanks to Carl at The Fashionisto

Fantastic Four


It’s been a while – a long while – since I’ve had the time to update this blog; the early weeks, and now months, of 2012 have been crowded with a mixture of catch-up editing and planning and shooting new editorials.  At last, I’m on the cusp of the point where I can stay on [...]

MADE IN JAPAN: Satoshi Toda for The Fashionisto


Made In Kanagawa, to be exact: Satoshi Toda (New York Models / Marilyn MGM Paris) for The Fashionisto: styling by Eugene Ong; hair by Jill O’Neil @ Refuge Salon; photo assistant Kacie Tomita.  Check out the story in higher-res on The Fashionisto Daily Digest here. Of the editorials I shot in 2011, I think my [...]

09: Chris Peterson [Photogenics]


Powered by VIA: Chris Peterson (Photogenics); grooming by Ernesto Casillas; photo assistant Kacie Tomita special thanks to James at Photogenics

08: Ari Cooper [Vision]


Ari Cooper (Vision); hair & makeup by Ernesto Casillas.   Special thanks to Meg at Vision, and to all those waiting patiently for test edits; November & December were genuinely overwhelming for me, in terms of cranking out successive editorials.  I am back on track  

Lost Portraits: Adrian Cardoso, Dylan Reitz & Luis Borges for Fashionisto


Outtakes:  Luis Borges (DNA), Adrian Cardoso & Dylan Reitz ( Wilhelmina NY).  Fashion Editor Carl Barnett; makeup by Georgi Sandev; hair by Colin Yeo.  Order the Winter/Spring 2012 issue here. Carl titled our story Renaissance Man, and what was on my mind as we shot (apart from “does that backdrop really stink from having been [...]

Adrian Cardoso, Dylan Reitz & Luis Borges for Fashionisto Winter/Spring 2012


An Irving Penn-inspired story for Fashionisto Magazine starring Luis Borges (DNA), Adrian Cardoso & Dylan Reitz ( Wilhelmina NY).  Fashion Editor Carl Barnett; makeup by Georgi Sandev; hair by Colin Yeo.  Order the Winter/Spring 2012 issue here.  

TOP BOY for TheOnes2Watch


A few frames of beautiful DJ James (L.A. Models), in his first-ever photo shoot; complete story and credits at     special thanks to Rosie at TheOnes2Watch and to Sergio at L.A. Models

2011: The Year In Jake Madden


Jake Madden (Ford) from our second shoot together – complete set and credits here Actually, it was really only a couple of months, and amounted to only three shoots, but if Jake hadn’t high-tailed it back to New York, I have a feeling we’d be just getting started.   Some of the most effortless shooting [...]

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 [...]