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Valentin Dickler : « I love posing! I feel confident in that. I do also love sharing with others in the world of modeling. »

Valentin Dickler : « I love posing! I feel confident in that. I do also love sharing with others in the world of modeling. »

  My name is Valentin Dickler. I live in Switzerland and since I was born. I’m a drafter in an architecture studio and model. This year I was finalist of “Mister Swiss Roma...

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Photographer Thomas Watkin: "I don't really work on "projects," or at least I don't think of it that way. It's one picture at a time, a process that occasionally leads to sequencing of interesting ideas"

Main influences on photography? I spend very little time looking at other photographers' work. I don't have time. I am more influenced by the work of artists prior to the arrival of photography, or who were not photographers, Brueghel, Goya, Eakins, Gainsborough, Hopper, there are many. The special moments and the modeling life I have never captured a perfect picture; I would be happy to let you know when I do. S...

21 jul 11:05 PM 0 Read More...

Photographer Alberto Bruni: " Recently I went to Vietnam and Cambodia to create a photo article. This summer I´m working on two fashion shoots: in New York and in Miami"

Hey folks, check out my second part interview with photographer Alberto Bruni I have worked with many newcomers and many models had their first professional shoot with me. That is always something very special for the model and the photographer. The model is often excited and uncertain. I try to create a situation that is as relaxed as possible for the model, to create trust. Often I succeed and I am in personal ...

21 jul 11:04 PM 0 Read More...

Photographer Ray John Pila: "The best shots are when the stars line up. Usually by wind, or nature, water, waves… birds, when nature works with you, then it´s a wonderful shot, It´s a dance"

I was born in Hawaii, and raised on the north shore on the beach surfing. I was always interested in photography as a child but film took a long time to develop it. I would shoot here and there but not that much due to cost. I did some weddings, and it was fun, then some models. After I went back to College and majored in Graphic Design digital photography fit right in. His style and influences on photography I t...

21 jul 11:03 PM 0 Read More...

Meet Naoumie Ekiko from Q Management!

From Cameroon, Africa there comes Naoumie!      I was born in Cameroon, Africa! I love singing, dancing, hanging out with friends. Q Management, met the bookers, got signed! To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below the page in Radio on line [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFuOClaisg[/youtube] I went to Q Management and on that very same ...

06 jul 9:26 PM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 23: The Stenmark twins - Part 1!

They are the new sensation coming from Sydney. Australia! Jordan & Zac Stenmark, the twins brothers got into the modeling world just 4 months ago but they´ve already posed for the lens of the amazing photographer  Milan Vukmirovic for a 40 page spread in L´Officiel Hommes mag. And they are here to share their story with my World of Models family! My special thanks to my bud Christopher Sanchez-Vahle, the ...

05 jul 1:53 AM 0 Read More...

Bruno Gama: "The best catwalks´ experiences so far were the Givenchy show in Paris, Phillip Lim show in NYC and a Hair show also in NYC that was on a very cool place called Gothan Hall"

I am Bruno, 21 years old from Florianópolis/Brazil. I am a friendly guy who loves to enjoy life to the fullest! My personal  interests are related to sports, films, reading and of course food.     I was discovered by a scouter in a row of a rock concert in 2005. concert He took me to São Paulo to get to know few agencies but at that moment i had no intention to leave my city because I had other plan...

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Jhonnes Mattos: "My first test shooting was with Sergio Mattos. I had no idea what to do in front of cam but, believe me, it was one of the best test shooting I ever did!!!"

Hello World of Models family, thank you for having me!! I am Jhonnes Mattos, brazilian model, from Aracaju-Sergipe, a small  aradise full of positive evergy and vibrations! But I also in love for Salvador city and Rio de Janeiro, the place where I live mostly of the time.   Personal interets? Hmmm, many many.. But let me put the one that can show to u guys  who I really am. "SHARE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE". T...

02 jul 10:51 PM 0 Read More...

Meet model Akin Akman from Q Management!

The series on Q Management´s models continues. Now it´s turkish Akin´s turn! My name is Akin, I am from Izmir, Turkey. Since the age of 5 I have been training to be a professional tennis player. Then a funny thing happened out of nowhere I was scouted at a mall and after a push from my sister and mother, I went for it! Working with photographers: a different energy I love working with photographers who lo...

02 jul 4:10 AM 0 Read More...

Brian Kehoe: "If I could go back, I would have been much nicer to everyone around me in that model house"

In this second part interview, my bud Brian Kehoe, one of the most popular model in the Janice Dickinson reality show, talks about his controversial behavior during the seasons of this reality show. So the way I was introduced to the Janice Dickinson show was on MySpace one day back in college. I randomly came across her page and it had all of the information about the open call that was coming up and the part that...

30 jun 11:53 PM 0 Read More...

Stylists Roy Fire & Tal Peer: "The key of the success: Originality, stay on top of your game, be real and never take no for an answer!"

  Originally me and Roy are both from Israel, we moved to the USA 7 years ago. Roy Fire is an international creative director / fashion stylist.  I started my fashion career as a costume designer for film, television and productions, and after establishing my mark in this field I gained entry into the fashion industry.     After conquering the Israeli market, I moved on to Europe and then to New ...

23 jun 8:40 PM 0 Read More...

Photographer Arno Roca: An IMAGE worth anything, from family reunion to political revolution or great fashion like a perfume or an old song, they bring memories or they will bring memories, thrill, tears, smile"

To be totaly honest, I am pretty new to Photography. I just started it 2 years ago at the time I was producing Bruce Labruce "LA Zombie", movie starring Francois Sagat and because of the low budget I had to do myself all the still photography. I was born in France and I started my career as a fashion designer in the late 90s. Now, I am a creative director for a big brand and I try to keep photography as my main Hob...

22 jun 2:38 AM 0 Read More...

Stylist Luiz Eduardo Petrone: "I love fashion and the conception that I am be able to show to the beholder´s eyes: Feeling, Passion, Evolution"

Hello World of Models family, I´m Luiz Eduardo, stylist and I was born and raised in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   I am son of a dressmaker and I studied Fashion and Journalism. My personal interests are work, work and work, even in my spare time I always think about working!. I enjoy reading books, mags, listening music and travelling I don't have major references into the fashion world, I am the kind of ...

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Vince Azzopardi: "It would be a honour to work in Brazil, I know so many world class models who come from Brazil, so I imagine the level must be quite high there competitively"

Hey folks, my mate Vince is back to share some updates on his modeling career. Enjoy it!   Hey Carl, good to be back. since our last interview I have been back to Milan a few times for fashion shows for Armani and presentations for them. I´m also very proud to say my latest campaign for Bagutta is out on posters and featured in Vogue, pretty happy with that :)   The fashion markets. Coming to Brazil som...

18 jun 6:03 PM 0 Read More...

Waris Dirie: "I started the Desert Flower Foundation in 2002 to support my fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), to which I was myself subjected as a little child"

Waris Dirie, the former top model, writer, human rights activist, founder of The Waris Dirie foundation in an exclusive interview with our brazilian editor Ed!   My name is Waris Dirie, I come from Somalia and now live in Vienna / Austria and Gdansk Poland. But as a nomad, the whole world is my home. I love music, especially African music, I love dancing, and I love spending time outside in the nature.   The Des...

08 jun 12:18 PM 0 Read More...

Dallas Logan: "There are two types of photographers; the kind that shoot to showcase the model and the kind that shoot to showcase themselves. Be careful which one you decide to use"

Thank you, World of Models for having me.  It is a privilege and an honor.  I amimmensely flattered.  My name is Dallas J. Logan and I am a commercial beauty and fashion photographer based out of New York City.  I am also a professional retoucher.  I am originally from Mantazas, Cuba and my family came to the states in the early 70s and we migrated up the East Coast and settled in NY in 1980. I’ve been into...

08 jun 12:27 AM 0 Read More...

Antonio Cruz: "I love the fashion world and specially the clothes I wear in the photo shootings. If I could, I´d have them all lol!"

    Hi folks, I´m Antonio Cruz, brazilian model, 26 years old and I live on the outskirts of São Paulo city, a quiet and cool neighborhood and nice people. I´ve been working since I was 14 and I have a family who always supported me on my professional decisions. Now I´m focusing on my international career, working hard to represent the black brazilian models abroad.   When I was a teenager, people always e...

07 jun 2:20 AM 0 Read More...

Viviane Oliveira: "I see this new century as a huge and growing opportunity for ethnic models. I feel real excited and proud about all these changes!"

Hello World of Models family!    I´m Viviane Oliveira, brazilian model, 19 years old and I was born in the awesome coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. I am interested in knowing and learning even more about my career and always making progress. My family and friends always supported me to follow a  modeling career so in 2006 when I was 16 I participated in Elite Modeling Contest in São Paulo and  then ...

02 jun 11:54 PM 0 Read More...

Jordan Swain: "The market for ethnic models in the US is less opportune than that of our counterparts. Many are hoping to see progressive changes soon"

A big hello, and thank you to everyone in The World of Models family. It's a great honor and pleasure to be here, and I am excited about doing this interview. My name is Jordan Anthony Swain, and I am 19 years of age. I come from a rather large family, which includes, two older siblings, and four younger ones. I am extremely out going, and am constantly on the go. In a nutshell, I am a model, actor, poet, a nati...

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Valter Carvalho, the man behind GLAM Models!

      Hi folks, thanks for the interview! I am Valter Carvalho, 34 years old , I was born in Angola and I came to Portugal when I was 6 years old.I started modeling when I was 18 and since then my interests have been focusing on  fashion world and having good times with my best friends and family!!!! The man behind Glam Models I was working as a model for about 15 years when one of my best friend invited ...

30 mai 4:42 PM 0 Read More...

Benjamin Godfre: sharing good news to my World of Models family!

Take your shoes off, relax and have fun my dear readers! My american bud Benjamin Godfre did this interview through youtube. Yeahh yeah, really f* gooooodddddddddd!!! From Los Angeles city to the World, ladies and gentlemen, from Orange County (LA) at his favorite coffee shop, there comes Benjamin Godfre! To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below ...

21 mai 5:04 PM 0 Read More...

Mark Cox: "I don´t think that I´m a successful model yet. Hope I can manage to work my way up in modeling and achieve the goals I have"

My bud, the dutch model Mark Cox, is back to World of Models family sharing his updates with you guys. Check him out and discover why this guy is ranked in the top 30 male worldwide models, according models.com. And he´s been learning portuguese! É isso aí Mark, arrebenta meu velho!!! Bom dia Edward!!! yeah its been a while indeed, alot happened and changed. I have been working on some great editorials lately ...

21 mai 4:20 AM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 22: Eugeniy Savchenko

My name is Eugeniy Savchenko. 21 years old and I was born in Gomel, Belarus. It´s a very nice and small town (500.000 inhabitants) and I study phisics at Gomel State University of Francisk Skorina. In October of 2010 I   quit studying for modeling. To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below the page in Radio on line [youtube]http://www.youtube....

20 mai 2:12 AM 0 Read More...

The brazilian model Renato Ferreira: some cool updates on his first international modeling trip!

Hello World of Models, it's so nice to be back again to share some upates with you guys. Renato Ferreira here, 23 years old, born in Goiania, Brazil and having a real good time working as a model in my first international trip here in Asia (South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and China right now)  I´ve been in Asia for almost a year and I´m really happy cause I´ve been doing great jobs (fashion campaigns, edito...

18 mai 1:28 AM 0 Read More...

Photographer Andrew Burmeister: " A great image is worth ten thousand words, easy. But every viewer sees a different story!"

    Hi to you. It’s nice to speak with you as well. I live in New York now, but I lived in Texas when I started making photos. I was studying architecture in university and took a photo class. One of my first assignments was to make a self portrait. After looking at what other artists had done in terms of self portraiture, and after reflecting a bit on myself, I decided to   do something a little unusual: in...

15 mai 7:02 PM 0 Read More...

Photographer Alberto Bruni: "I have just opened the exhibition “24men” in Berlin with two photographer friends, which will be shown in Cologne this summer and possibly also in Barcelona and Buenos Aires"

I’ve been in photography since I was 16, for fun at first. At 20 I began to write reports about my experiences on extended foreign trips. That’s how travel and wildlife photography became my   first field of activity as a photographer. And now in the last 10 years the focus of my photography has been on people—in particular, the area of fashion photography with male models. His origins: analogue photog...

08 mai 4:17 PM 0 Read More...

Erik Johansson: "The photographer starts strip-dancing to get us models laughing for a shoot. It worked pretty good"

I am from the northern part of Sweden where it is dark all day in the winter, but daylight all day during summer. My hometown is pretty small with one main street for shopping in downtown, kind of like Oxford St in London, but a lot smaller and without all the people and shops.   I decided to give modeling a try after   a scout came up to me at Sydney airport, I was doing a exchange semester in Australia at t...

07 mai 3:05 AM 0 Read More...

Brian Kehoe: "My arm has been my favorite body part since Sonja Kruger wrote her phone number on my bicep in 8th grade :)"

Hey all! Brian Kehoe here, coming to you from Los Angeles on this enjoyable Sunday morning! I grew up 8 hours from here in Reno, NV. It's a lot smaller than LA and just like your average suburban town in America. Except when you're hungry and   can go to the casinos downtown and eat at the buffets!   I started modeling in 2001. I actually started taking classes at Barbizon School of Modeling in Sacramento, CA ...

06 mai 1:11 AM 0 Read More...

Photographer Brian Jankic: "My mentor Gianpaolo Barbieri gave me my first Rolleiflex cam, taught me everything about culture, art , films and, of course, classic film photography"

  I was born In Vukovar (Croatia) 1983. After the Civil war in Jugoslavia (1995), I moved to Munich, germany where I grew up and finished my school in technology. When I was 21 I went to Milan where I started a modeling career.   There I met my big teacher and mentor Gianpaolo Barbieri, who is a big fashion/art Photographer. He gave me my first Rolleiflex cam, taught me everything about culture, art , films and,...

05 mai 12:36 AM 0 Read More...

The german model Johannes Niermann: some highlights on his modeling career

He is back to World of Models family, sharing his updates on his modeling career since his last interview http://www.worldofmodels.com.br/johannes.html   Hello Edward and all readers of The World of Models. A lot of things happened since my previous interview.   I got more into the European market, working with strong agencies in each region of Europe. Another project was the first trip to the States in Augus...

04 mai 3:15 AM 0 Read More...

The scouter Debora Dias: "I didn´t choose having a career in fashion, I was chosen by fashion – and I was way too in love to say no".

  The director Debora Dias (she rocksssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) And her amazing models!!!   I was born in Recife – a beach city in Northeast Brazil. I have also lived in Germany and Canada. In fact, I have been traveling all around since I was a small child. I recently graduated in social communication with major in Journalism. Among my personal interests I may highlight   foreign languages, history ...

25 abr 4:43 PM 0 Read More...

Daiane Wessler: "I really like catwalks. Every time I walk, I see my dream come true. It is a truly unique experience"

Hi everybody, my name is Daiane Wessler and I'm glad to have the opportunity to share a little bit about myself. I'm a girl from a city located in the southern part of Brazil, in the state of Santa Catarina. Everyone has a dream and since I was a kid, my dream was to become a model.     Modeling is not as easy as it seems and I'm still working hard to achieve my aims. Since the beginning I had the support of my ...

21 abr 1:08 AM 0 Read More...

The young photographer Jonathan Wolpert: "I define my style as something beautiful that came from the darkness"

Hello World Of Models! It's MY pleasure to be part of this family, I'm really excited! I'm Jonathan Wolpert, 18 years old, a fashion photographer and I live in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.   I started photography when I was 13 when my mom gave me a polaroid camera. I started shooting plants, sky, dark places and some friends. When I turned 16, I was invited to do   an editorial, and it was soooooo crazy becaus...

20 abr 2:16 AM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 21: Thais Lucena

Hello Ed, hello World of Models family, it is a pleasure to be here and share a little bit about myself with  you guys. Well, my name is Thais Lucena, I'm 18 years old I'm from Recife PE, Brazil.     I am one of the new faces of EP Models Agency and I´m focusing my modeling career, doing my best to achieve great results. Love at first sight People used to tell me that I had "the look", so last year I decided ...

17 abr 11:44 PM 0 Read More...

Veridiano Tesch: "Sexy poses, fashion poses. A good music playing is part of a great shooting!"

Born in december 17th,1991 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. My standard is prudence and discipline. Feet on the ground, I don't let myself get carried away by anything that is deemed frivolous or too alluring proposals.   Punctual and responsible with my commitments, I don't leave anything unfinished I like Philosophy and Research. I study in order to get answers about the unknown. I try to live accor...

17 abr 4:52 PM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 20, part 2: Sebastian Sauve

He is back for the second part interview with Edward Carl. Enjoy it folks!   A fashionista? I like fashion and wear all that stuff outside of shows. Maybe if I was a millionaire and that kind of money to spend. Actually, I think I’d still shop in charity stores and buy cheap copycat brands. If there was two nice shirts next to eachother and one was expensive with a lable and one cost $2 but looked the same with...

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