The photographers: Patrick Demarchelier

Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Patrick Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photograpy by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacgue Guilbert.

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Patrick Demarchelier has lived in New York City since 1975. He is married to Mia and they have twins. Since the late 1970’s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Elle, Glamour and Mademoiselle. He has photographed many advertising campaigns, including Farrah Fawcett shampoo in 1978, the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Cutty Sark, and a Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto and did iconic ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gap, Gian Franco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme,  L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, TAG Heuer and Louis Vuitton. He was also the primary photographer for the book On Your Own, a beauty/lifestyle guide written for young women by Brooke Shields Since 1992 he has worked with Harper’s Bazaar, becoming its premier photographer.

Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to click the British Royal Family.  In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her untimely death in 1997. Patrick Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.

 

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In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the ‘dragon lady’, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, “Did Demarchelier confirm?”, leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, “I have Patrick!” He also appears in the documentary The September Issue which is about Anne Wintour and American Vogue.

He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears PradaSex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.

In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honored Patrick Demarchelier as an Officer in L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature).

Demarchelier appeared in a cameo in the film version of Sex and the City; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion shoot for Vogue magazine. He was featured prominently in the sixth episode of Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. He was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.

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Hairy Goals

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In this hairy month post Francesc ‘Pako’ Gascó, an avid CrossFit trainer, Men’s Health España contributor and comics fan, who recently earned his PhD in Paleontology.

Pako‘ was currently featured in the Men’s Health Spain Januari cover story Change in 2016 

Here we see Francesc Gascó in a photoshoot ‘Goals’ by Joan Crisol, photographed in Madrid for Summer Diary

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Francesc Gascó in Joan Criscol

Born in Badalona in 1974, Joan Crisol currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain. After his photography studies at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Crisol started working as a professional photographer in 1999.

His work has been published in more than 40 different magazines all over the globe, and Crisol has also been Director of Photography for more then 50 music video’s.

Discover more on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

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WILD BY DSQUARED2

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The Dsquared2 WILD 2014 campaign showcases the fragrance in an exceptionally angular manner. Model Silvester Ruck is at the center of the advertisements that feature little apparel aside from a low riding pair of unbuttoned jeans.

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In spite of the lack of accessories and embellishments present in these Dsquared2 images, photographer Steven Klein made the production appear incredibly intense. Dark purple shading was used to embellish snapshots of thick angular lines, each one criss crossing directly above Ruck’s body.

Designer: Dan & Dean Caten
Photographer: Steven Klein
Art Director: Giovanni Bianco
Model: Silvester Ruck

For us fragrance has an emotional connection to who we are, it uncovers a long-held desire or dream, which is why the concept of Wild has such an intrinsic link to us and the ideology of Dsquared2. The ultimate authentic expression of self is to live with complete freedom of speech and mind, we are fascinated with this concept especially in today’s society.

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DSQUARED2 WILDReleased in September 2014. This masculine fragrance symbolizes freedom, speed and pride, presented by photographs of wild stallion and model Silvester Ruck, signed by Steven Klein. 

 

A rife sense of masculinity abounds this production. Klein’s work speaks to the serious nature of the product, a feature that will certainly be appreciated by fans of the Dsquared2 label in addition to cologne aficionados.

It’s a raw roll in the hay, the whole idea is to be a bit raw. Even the bottle is kind of harnessed

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Dsquared2 Wild, described as a fragrance for the contemporary and self-sufficient man, is an evolution of Dsquared2’s olfactory journey inspired by and founded in the elements of nature. Building on a pathway forged by debut scent He Wood and follow up Potion, Wild is a fragrance chapter for Dsquared2 that explores man’s desires and his connection to the natural and urban world that surrounds him. This enigmatic and covetable concept is also at the heart of Dsquared2’s DNA: the freedom for a man to express his sensuality and his deepest desires. Wild materializes Dsquared2’s passion for the avant-garde and unorthodox approach to fashion.

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Aromatic Santolina with tones of Resin are evident, while notes of Opoponax mixed with Ambery accents of Neolabdanum express virility, strength and force. Vegetal Amber is combined with deep notes of Humus to round off the scent. An overwhelming perfume that announces a free and wild soul. The woody – earthy fragrance is created by Daphne Bugey and Annick Menardo.

Top notes: Unexpected Ride: Suddenly the air is filled with the aromatic freshness of Santolina with evocative and vibrant tones of resin: mandarin, cardamom, polygonum
Heart:
Riding free: Distinctive and intense notes of Opoponax, mixed with modern ambery accents of Neolabdanum, express virility, strength and forcelavender, geranium, ozone
Base:
Free your Passion: The sensuality of Vegetal Amber expresses a sillage full of character. Combined with primitive and deep notes of Humus this fragrance exudes the discovery of the unexpected.cedar, patchouli, amber

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Availble in three sizes: Eau de Toilette 30ml, 50ml and for the real stallions 100ml.

Elegantly shaped with soft lines that gently curve into rounded shoulders, Wild’s clear glass flacon is tall and refined. Finished with a diminutive shiny black cap, the bottle is symbolically harnessed with supple black leather that draws inspiration from stallion bridals, saddles and bondage style straps. This bold design element, conceived by Dean and Dan Caten, underscores the contrast of the untamed concept of the scent that is captured within. The flacon uniquely transmits Dsquared2’s philosophy, by translating uninhibited sex appeal into an ultra chic and modern design.

 

 

 

MATT BOMER: ALL IN !

Matthew Staton ‘Matt’ Bomer (born October 11, 1977) made his television debut with Guiding Light in 2001, and gained recognition with his recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck as Bryce Larkin. He played the lead role of a con-artist in the series White Collar from 2009 to 2014. Bomer won a Golden Globe Award and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his supporting role as Felix Turner in the HBO television film The Normal Heart (2014). And since 2014 in the American Horror Story as Donovan.

Bomer featured in supporting roles in such films as the 2005 thriller Flightplan, the 2011 science fiction thriller In Time, the 2012 comedy-drama, next to Channing Tatum, Magic Mike, and the 2014 supernatural-drama Winter’s Tale. He starred in the Dustin Lance Black play 8 on Broadway and at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre as Jeff Zarrillo, a plaintiff in the federal case that overturned California’s Proposition 8. Last year we could admire him, again next to Channing Tatum, in Magic Mike XXL.

This year we can watch him in the Magnificent Seven and The Nice Guys.  And soon in Monty Clift, the story about Hollywood star Montgomery Clift.

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Matt Bomer as Montgomery Clift. During production of A Place in the Sun, Montgomery Clift meets the woman who will become his closest confidant and best friend, Elizabeth Taylor.

In 2011 Matt Bomer married publicist Simon Halls. The couple have three sons, including a set of twins. He first publicly acknowledged that he was gay in 2012, when he thanked Halls and their children during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. His comming out proved that it was the right thing to do. His fans didn’t leave him. They became more and more… he is more populair then ever. Also in 2012, Bomer was given an Inspiration Award for his work at the GLSEN Awards.

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Matt Bomer on the Cover of MEN’s FITNESS January/February 2016 

Now, Matt Bomer, seen as one of the most sympathic and kind people of Hollywood, is now coverman of MEN’s FITNESS… We don’t have to ask why!

Run to your local bookstore, before it is to late!!

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MEN’S FITNESS January/February 2016 photoshoot by Doug Inglis

PHOTOGRAPHER: Doug Inglis
CELEB: MATT BOMER
GROOMING: DAVID COX

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Model Jacob Hoxsey Strips Just To His Jock Cup as The Player

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The grizzled Jacob Hoxsey looking immaculately dapper in a white vest, leg pads, and jock cup, for an afternoon game of cricket by Venfield 8.

Not even the bottle of Hildon mineral water can cool a 23-year-old model Jacob Hoxsey off from the California afternoon sun, so he strips down to his jock cup and less in a seductive game where he’s the only player. Photography by Venfield 8 for The Summer Diary.

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Not even the bottle of Hildon mineral water can cool Jacob off from the California afternoon sun, so he strips down to his jock cup.

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Jacob is just 23, but already a man full grown.

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Channing Tatum in Vanity Fair August 2015

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With the release of Magic Mike XXL this week is like a holiday for Channing Tatum fans. And it’s about to get even sweeter. On wednesday, Vanity Fair released the cover for its August issue, starring none other than Channing and his alluring eyes. The snaps were shot by star photographer Annie Leibovitz, so fans are practically guaranteed the pictures inside the magazine will be just as hot.

When Channing wasn’t striking sexy poses or giving us a fun dance lesson, he chatted up contributing editor Rich Cohen about how thongs make him feel and his thoughts about his earlier work. Read on for some of his best quotes and a video of the wet shoot, then quench your thirst with Channing sexiest pictures.

PHOTOGRAPHER: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
CELEB: CHANNING TATUM
STYLING: JESSICA DIEHL
GROOMING: JAMIE TAYLOR

 

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