Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rob Evans: From Boxer to Givenchy Model

Rob Evans has made a smooth transition from boxer to model.

It's not always easy to make a career shift, but 22-year-old British boxer Rob Evans has made it look like a smooth process, as he switches from the ring to the catwalks of the Givenchy 2011 Mens show in Paris. This rippled, muscular, 6'3" powerhouse was signed with the AMCK Models agency after a photographer spotted him training at a local boxing gym outside of Oxford. Which just goes to show you: You never know when opportunity will knock.


Monday, January 17, 2011

MALE MODEL VIDEO: Brent — Art of the Body

Brent today, during our most recent shoot.


I've had the good fortune to collaborate with muscular male fitness model Brent several times over the past few years. Now, he appears in this VIDEO compilation, which includes video and photos made from multiple shoots over the years, showing his progress not only as a model but also his physical growth. In this array of photos and video clips, Brent flexes his muscles, models men's underwear, poses for artistic nude shots, and even goes shirtless during a snow storm. 
See more of this talented male model in my previous post, Brent: The Benefits of Long-Range Goals, which includes several artistic shots. And stay tuned for more photos and videos.

Brent in earlier days, during our very first photoshoot together.
All images © Mark Edward Studio/modelJOCK.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The 2011 Pirelli Calendar: Can Nude Models Sell Tires?

The 2011 Pirelli calendar was shot by famed photographer Karl Lagerfeld.

In case you haven't bought your 2011 calendar yet, here's another one to consider: The 2011 Pirelli Calendar, now in its 38th edition, was created by famed photographer Karl Lagerfeld. Using mostly nude female models and a few nude males, Lagerfeld created "Mythology," a calendar that reflects Greek and Roman mythology, tales of the origins of humanity told through the adventures of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines. 
Largely the domain of female models (I guess because heterosexual men are more likely to pay attention to brands of tires), a number of muscular male models with six-pack abs were able to win roles and gain exposure in this year's calendar. It's sure to become a collector's item; after all, this Italian tire maker has for decades hired some of the world's most renowned photographers to create its annual calendar. You can even buy books that present the best work over the years (see below for discounted prices). 
It's a lot more exciting than snow tires. 

Lagerfeld's 2011 Pirelli Calendar recreates mythological scenes.
A few male models made their way into this year's Pirelli calendar.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Announcing Mr. modelJOCK Panama 2011: Edgar Castillo

There is a lot of talent around the world, and as I travel regularly throughout the Americas, I am always looking for models who embody the best of what each destination has to offer. That’s why modelJOCK.com has created a new title, “Mr. ModelJOCK,” to recognize some of the best talent on an international level.

The first winner of this title is Edgar Castillo, who you will be seeing in the coming weeks and months on both modelJOCK.com and the companion site, portfolioLATINO.com, in both photos and videos. This Panamanian fitness model and performer represents the best of what it means to be a modelJOCK. Read on to find out what it takes to win this kind of recognition.

 • A well-maintained body. Edgar stays in shape through a well-planned fitness regimen that also includes healthy eating. 

• Personality and presence. Being a model is more than just having a great body. Edgar has excellent presence not only as a model, but also as an actor and host in front of TV and video cameras (you’ll get to see samples of his on-air personality in the weeks ahead).

• Creativity and professionalism. To be a truly successful modelJOCK, you need creativity and imagination. Edgar displays the ability to develop his own concepts and poses, and is open-minded about doing what it takes to create the best possible shots. He also exhibits great professionalism; working in a professional and responsible manner on each assignment and shoot. 

• Diversity in experience, talent, and background. Not only is Edgar experienced and talented in modeling, acting and fitness. He also has a background that fully represents the richness and diversity of Panama and the Americas as a whole. His unique look is the result of his family’s heritage, which includes both European, indigenous Panamanian and Japanese roots. 

If Panama is, as they sometimes say, the place where all the Americas come together, then Edgar is perhaps one of the best examples of how the world can come together, with impressive results. Let’s congratulate Edgar for his title, achievements and excellent work. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him soon in many more places. 

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