Rio 40º, the series. Model Luis Gomes

25 mai, 2013

Hello Ed and World of Models family!! Thank you so much for having me, it´s an honor to share my personal life and work with you guys. My Name is Luis Gomes, portuguese and I was born in the beautiful city of Lisbon. I live in Rio de Janeiro and I am a simple outgoing person who loves sports and arts in general.

Modeling: how did all begin

I actually decided to become a model after a friend of mine convinced me to go to Central Models agency in Portugal five years ago. My first test shoot was a really good experience with the Portuguese photographer Miguel Angelo who did my first composite and allopwed the clients to see me for the first time.

Before modeling, I studied circus animation in Lisbon and after that I continued to study acting.  That gave me the chance to start working as an actor simultaneously during those years and I intend to pursue both careers from now on.

The best thing about modeling so far is the wonderful people I met during these years and being able to travel to beautiful countries as well.

Working with photographers: ability for creating a good chemistry

What I value most on working with a photographer is the ability for creating a good atmosphere and a chemistry that allows the shoot  to flow naturally. Before the shootings I just try to prepare myself by having a great night sleep before and charging myself with loads of good energy.

I have no problem on posing naked, actually my last job was an amazing shooting with photographer Olaf Heine for a German magazine, where I was naked, and the shooting was wonderful, relaxed and the result was amazing!

In the backstage usually when everyone gets to know everybody there is always loads of funny stories! Sometimes things get really wild backstage with everybody’s pace but you always get to relax when you get to know everyone.

 The catwalks experiences

 I have been on runway for Dino Alves, Nuno Gama, Saccoor and doing some private showrooms, Dino Alves is known for being the “enfant terrible” of Portuguese fashion and his shows are sometimes really surreal!

Male models X Female models: who rules the fashion industry?

As I see in my perspective and analysis today, the male models are getting as much exposure as female models if not even more. Before, in the 90´s and early 2000’s when the industry was making loads of marketing on supermodels as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, etc,

So we had the fashion industry on female models exposing their images so much that for many years men worked without that exposure so much, but I think male models today are being exposed more and more and now female and male models are in the same level of exposure.

Luis Gomes, a fashionista?

I think I am not a “dedicated” fashionista but I always keep an eye on campaigns that catch my attention. I like to dress as confortable as I can, it´s the first rule, but even though  daily I can dress casually with some jeans, shoes/snickers and a t-shirt. I always try to have a watch on my wrist and a belt on. I like hats and suspenders!

Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!

 In that case I don’t know, I think I would react normally and be as humble as I try to be everyday, or try to tell them I was not the famous model  they were looking for.  “Hey i’m just a look-a-like!!”

Any role model as an inspiration for your career?

I only get inspired depending on the job and what campaign I feel it brings it more close to the objective of the work I am doing and I think there is hundreds of great male and female models who are amazing and its easy to get inspired.

Show business

The fashion show business is expanding everyday and today we have loads of new fashion designers with huge talent and amazing new ideas and its really good that the industry is attentive and following emerging talents and giving opportunities for them to expose and show their work. Actually I started to noticemore about fashion since I started modeling,

Dating x Loving

Haha! I consider myself a hopeless romantic, love for me is a really strong word but I can know the difference between being IN love ( AKA passion) and to really love, for me, Love is inconditionality  no matter your type of relation, it’s a kind of energy and feeling that once you have it, you don’t ever lose it even though life may make things change, but with no passion there is no rhythm and it’s all about focus.

Everyone needs a rhythm and sometimes that is founded on a feeling for somebody or  for something. I believe in chemistry and that nothing can happen right without it so I just try to be myself in any situation and not to attract attentions, treat everyone kindly, and things will happen if they will have to happen.

Sports

Health is my main rule in life and a daily one with no exceptions no matter where I am or what is happening around, I workout daily in a gym or at home, for me that is a way of life, since I was a kid and until now I practiced in time karate, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, boxing, muay-thai, swimming, surfing, and Always but always soccer. The brazilian soul in me is the fact that I am dependant on beaches no matter the time of year.And I enjoy to play soccer specially on the sand.

Having fun, enjoying life

Music for me is life as well, is what gives my life happiness and joy to my routine. I just love to dance and I just get carried anywhere in any proper situation.

Craziest (nastiest?) thing in a summer time season and his fav underwear for daily activities and for those cool sexy moments :)

I guess everyone has done them any time in their lifes right? I am that kind of person that keeps those stories secret  hehe

I almost always wear boxer briefs as underwear daily.

Fav body part and why

I see my self as a whole so I think every part of my body is my favourite one, mainly because I am on good health and that is the biggest blessing in life.

In his Ipod

I Love soul music, blues, kizomba, kuduro, semba, hip hop, Rnb, grunge, bossa nova, samba, son, mambo , bolero, bachata, guaracha, flamenco, fado etc.. My ipod is always charged at least with that kind of music. Its difficult to elect a favourite singer because I would have to select by genre. Old and Neo soul singers such as Otis Redding, the Isley brothers,Etta James, Aretha Franklyn,Stevie Wonder,Ray Charles or D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Bilal, Miguel Jontel, Alicia Keys,Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill or India Arie are examples of the best voices ever.

Fav food

Hmm, I am addicted to fruit and I love Japanese, brazilian, portuguese. I feel guilty on the fact that fast food sometimes is a treat and I love seafood as well.

Guilty pleasure

Definitively my guilty pleasure is Chocolate.

Unforgettable moment: Loving deeply.

Motto: Love, Kindness, Respect, Fraternity and Focus.

The upcoming projects

It’s difficult for a dreamer that is step by step aiming and trying to reach his goals to try and imagine other than his actual destiny, so I think that art and sports is all I have in mind for routes I could and/or can follow in the future. I am now in Rio for 3 months and looking for new projects as an actor and a model as well.

 Full Name: Luis Filipe Da Silva Gomes

Age: 25  Agency: 40 Graus Models. http://www.40grausmodels.com/

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