Saturday, 17 July 2010

Fashion Spotlight :: Morning Flowers by Andreas Sjödin for Vogue Nippon

The 2010 summer issue of Vogue Nippon features an edit themed Morning Flowers. It was shot noted, Swedish fashion photographer Andreas Sjödin and spotlighted by the stunning Frida Gustavsson. Andreas developed his title through the execution of his art form with portraying elegant images of fashion and beauty always with a strong visual style, reflecting almost effortlessly sophistication, energy and wit.

Model Spotlight :: Arthur Sales By Greg Vaughan

Rising top model Arthur Sales, is being spotlighted by noted male-physique photographer, the talented Greg Vaughan. I do confess Arthur wasn't always my favorite model, but after seeing his work in the Butch SS 2010 Campaign, EVERYTHING changed. He is undeniably natural and expels raw talent. Definitely a face to keep looking forward too.

For the full spread view exclusively at Made In Brazil

Friday, 16 July 2010

Model Spotlight :: New Face Chris Tianssen by Pablo Chester

Today international photographer Pablo Chester, shares with ISLAND his latest edit featuring New Face Chris Tianssen. This sexy hunk, both classy and spicy (Half French & Asian) is altogether exquisite! Chris is a model, a sport coach for celebs in Paris and Geneva and an actor. You will soon see Chris as a french lover in Taiwanese and Japanese Drama. He is signed with Mika Kanno Management, which is one of the largest celebrity-agency in Japan, to be represented throughout Asia. Chris Tianssen, the new face of Hot!

 Thank you Pablo :)

Fashion Spotlight :: Michael McCloud for SEC's Magazine

Model Michael McCloud shares with us some of his latest work from an edit featured in Asain mag.  SEC's Magazine and shot by fashion photographer Chenxi Woo.

Model Spotlight :: Tomas Bohinc by Olgac Bozalp

German model Tomas Bohinc featured in an edit by photographer Olgac Bozalp in London and edited by Jascha Pansch.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Model Spotlight :: Shawn Stingel by Joe TickNow

ISLAND spotlights yet another FANTASTIC collaboration. This time with fitness and lifestyle photographer Joe TickNow featuring the very hot, Shawn Stingel in an edit themed 99 Degrees. It only gets better after this, from both Shawn and Joe... stay attached :)

Monday, 12 July 2010

ISLAND Spotlight:: The Nature of Sasha Marini by Alberto Rugolotto

Today not only ISLAND, but me, Kai has the great honor of not just officially introducing Top Model Sasha Marini, but to have a one-on-one with the editorial legend. Sasha takes us beyond the veil and into the nature of himself, as he is featured by friend and elite photographer Alberto Rugolotto. Now for me this was a big deal because it wasn't just another random model or even a close friend. This was Sasha Marini, the man who is a Model, a model that saw no limitations, only possibilities and for me that was the most inspiring perspective-discipline since Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club.
Sasha's work synergiesed with Alberto's vision, both probe at the frustrations of the people that live within the system pressing us to push through the walls we put around ourselves and just go for it. The intent of their work is not for us to fell comfortable, but rather uncomfortable to the point were you feel compelled to get up and radically change your perspective by disciplining your mind to the possibility that anything is possible! 
KAI Q: Sasha, although we have seen a lot of you, we don’t know that much about you. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us how long you've been modeling?
Sasha A: I am Sasha Marini, I’m 30 years old and I’m an International model based in Milan. But I constantly travel all over the world. I come from the central of Italy and my home place's name is San Benedetto del Tronto. It's a small city near the Adriatic Sea and like a 2 hour drive by car from Rome. I'm an only child and I love family. My parents always pushed me to go and get my goals. I studied low at university and I travelled all the world. I mean, I've lived in Athens, Barceona & Madrid, Istanbul, Munich, New York... you name it! My star sign is Leo and I really have Leo attitude about private life and professional one. I’ve been modelling since 10 years.
KAI Q: Who was the most memorable shoot to date and why?
Sasha A: The best shoots of my career were “Metamorphosis”, “Decadence”, “En plein air”, “Bag for love” editorials & videos I shot with photographer Alberto Rugolotto and “Rape” editorial.
KAI Q: What is your best feature?
Sasha A:  I think my best feature is to be really professional, tenacious, determinated and focused on my career but in the same time I’m always very nice, polite and balanced with all the people I’m working with.

KAI Q: What do you think is the biggest invention in human history?
Sasha A: In my opinion the best invention is internet because it gave us the opportunity to connect people from a side of the world to another, overcoming distance.
KAI Q: And the biggest mistake?
Sasha A: The biggest mistake is the war. No war can be a solution. Never!
KAI Q: What excites Sasha Marini and in the same tone what is your ultimate turn off?
Sasha A: I enjoy travelling, staying in different towns and rising to the occasion of new exciting experiences, but also working with very professional people I could learn very much from. My turn off, umm, the lack of respect, falseness, shallowness, hypocrisy and the "fashion victim" attitude turns off my mind.
KAI Q: What is next Sasha, where do you want to go with your career?
Sasha A: To be honest after modeling, I’d like to work as an actor. I think I have a very natural attitude for acting so let’s see what is going to happen.
KAI Q: Any parting gifts you would like to bestow us with?
Sasha A: Everyday is a step to be better!

And there you have it... an insight into The Nature of Sasha Marini. I would love to extend a great THANK YOU to Sasha for sharing with us and totally can't wait for your next post and another great THANK YOU to photographer Alberto Rugolotto who's next edit release called Denim we are anxious for :)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

ISLAND Spotlight:: Bernie Marovt Models

Today ISLAND spotlights Bernie Marovt Models, a media-production agency who's burning up the European list with it's economic approach to photo & post production. This Slovenian based company, borders to  Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia (three hours car drive to Wien-Austria, six hours to Milan-Italy, and five hours to Munich-Germany ). Bernie offers high quality work with an auxiliary network of persons who are involved in the media, entertainment and in the fashion industry through two packages, the Full Service Photo-Production and the Partial Photo-Production.
The Full Service Production package entails : location  management, photo studio, hotel settlement for your crew, hair stylist, make up artist, visual stylist,  a mix of both fresh faces or the more sought after models and of course prestigious team of photographers with an artistic eye for fashion, with which you can choose based on schedules. But mostly we have on board key fashion fotog who's based in Milan, Marko Turk .
The  Partial-Production package entails : locations in Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and Tunis….. (Locations where they have already worked). 
If you are interested in finding yourself a media production agency within Europe and plan to organize a photo production for the spring–summer fashion catalogue, WE insist you check these guys out at Bernie Marovt Models. Go to their contact link, send a message tell them the the plan you have and the package type you desire, and they'd work out the cost detail which by the way, I assure you is the best part of the deal. DON'T DELAY!  

The above shoot is an editorial done a few weeks ago in Tunis, featuring model Tomas Bohinc.


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