models & artists issue 1 Dec 2008Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
New Models Agency
Blossom / M4motion
C'est Chic Agency
A new concept was born in Hamburg, the most creative city in Germany, and anc. model management has since built its entire philosophy around these three initials. The agency now works with around 200 international men and women who are managed by a team of experienced, well-known bookers and Director/owner Linda Naujok.
The anc. roster includes women such as Alex Sandor, Maria Dvirnik, Elena Baguci, Kylie Bax and Yfke Sturm, men like Sasha Knesevic, Caleb Lane, Boris Beynet and Tim Lübbering, newcomers Borys Starosz and Cesar Casier, and ravishing celebrities such as Sylvie van der Vaart - a rising star on German TV.
Linda Naujok has been in the business for nearly 30 years. She started her career as a model for Karl Lagerfeld, and in the 90s founded an agency with her business partner. The agency became one of the most renowned in Europe, and after a split at the end of 2007 she founded anc. model management. In the space of little over a year, anc. has become one of the top ranking German agencies.
Group Model Management has been in the business for more than 20 years and is known for being a consistent market leader with a serious, stable and reliable approach. The company has exclusivity in Spain on some amazing top international models and is a pioneer when it comes to discovering new talents.
Latest news from Group Model Management:
- Lydia Hearst received the 'Best International Supermodel' award from Glamour in Madrid after also winning 'Supermodel of the Year' in NYC at the 2008 Michael Awards.
- Milana Keller is on the cover of the latest Vogue Jewellery, shot by Richard Ramos. Iza Olak features in the same issue in an editorial by Sergi Pons.
- New face Gara was shot by Marcin Tyszka for the cover of Telva.
- Karen Elson was shot by Michael Thompson for the new 'Resort' 2009 collection by Donna Karan.
- Vanessa Lorenzo and Kevin Ferreira were shot by Nacho Pinedo for an editorial in Woman.
- Stella Tenant landed the Marc Jacobs campaign shot by Juergen Teller.
- Guinevere Van Seenus is the image of new John Galliano perfume 'Number One'.
- Margaryta Senchylo appears in the latest Trussardi Jeans campaign.
- Kathrin Thorman is on the cover and features in an editorial for Italian Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel.
- Pascal Lucchini is the image of new fragrance 'Bambu' by Adolfo Dominguez.
- Mathis Streitwiesser features in the latest F/W 09 campaign by Florentino, shot by Jordi Blancafort.
Light Models is dedicated to the professional management of talents across all categories including men, women, celebrities, special booking, future faces, brand people, actors and kids.
The agency's main roster includes experienced, dedicated models and is where every 'future face' aspires to be. Maintaining a constant exchange of models in order to refresh the Portuguese fashion market, Light models regularly feature in major fashion shows, editorials, magazine covers, TV, advertising and photography shoots.
The company's young entrepreneurial team has a longterm vision for the industry that revolves around a communicative, dynamic and proactive spirit. Driven by a strong commercial sensibility and emotional intelligence, the agency is committed to providing excellence throughout its operations and across all its industry partnerships.
New Models Agency was created in 1968 and has since proved its leadership in Belgium and many other countries, commanding such different sectors as Haute-Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, advertising, commercial, cinema and catalogue.
New Models is known and recognised by all the big names in the industry. The company's priority has always been the international careers of its models: promoting them in Paris, Milan or New York, shooting with famous photographers, and working for prestigious magazines such as ELLE, Marie-Claire or Vogue.
Representing more than 200 models, New Models Agency relies on its professionalism and experience to satisfy clients. "Innovation and originality" is the company motto.
Monteverde Models was founded in 2001 and quickly made its mark in the domestic industry. The company was the first to offer a wide variety of select talents and models, delivering its client's requests quickly and efficiently.
Monteverde moved forward with a wide and innovative selection of models for Camel, created by Agulla and Baccetti in 2001. At the beginning of 2003 the company's database numbered 1000 people, and today it holds over 4000.
In 2007, Monteverde began providing casting services for campaigns such as Ray.Ban (worldwide), Sony (North American Latin market), Benson (Mexico), Coca-Cola (Latin America), PhotoAlto Image Bank, Nivea, American Express Worldwide and Tecate (Mexico), to name but a few.
The agency continues to grow on average 50% per year, successfully attracting both new international and domestic clients.
SS&M was founded eight years ago and has been consolidated as one of the leading modelling and celebrities agencies in Spain. With offices in both Barcelona and Madrid, SS&M manages the careers of top Spanish models including Esther Cañadas, Nieves Alvarez and Laura Sanchez.
A roundup of latest news:
- Amparo Bonmatí, one of the up-and-coming Spanish super models, shot the latest El Corte Inglés campaign and was selected for the new Custo perfume TV commercial.
- Adrian Wlodarski is the face of the new Moschino and Prada campaigns.
- Conrad Matschke shot a campaign for D&G.
- Nora Matisz hasn't stopped working since appearing on the cover of Spanish Elle, shot by Juan Aldabaldetrecu.
Vision Model Management was founded in Brussels almost 20 years ago. The agency is credited for launching such groundbreaking models as Hannelore (Prada, Dolce&Gabbana), Anne Catherine (Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga), Tanga (Ralph Lauren Exclusive), Alexis (Gucci, YSL), Stan (D&G), and many others.
Vision models frequently grace the covers and editorial pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, l'Uomo Vogue, W Magazine, GQ, ID Magazine and V Magazine, and are regularly shot by top photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, David Sims and Craig McDean.
Vision is dedicated to preserving a selective image and uncompromising integrity and is constantly on the lookout for inspiring new talent. In contrast to most agencies, Vision prides itself in remaining selective and focused, therefore allowing the company to take all the time and effort required to develop tomorrow's fashion superstars.
Based in Hamburg, Bigoudi came on to the scene in 1985 and has since established itself as one of the leading talent sources for international stylists and hair and make-up artists.
Bigoudi focuses particularly on those working in the fashion, beauty and advertising industries.
New entries include Christian Stemmler, Natascha Eichler and Kirsten Hermann (styling), and Isabel Peters and Martin Schmid (hair and make-up).
Blossom Management (formerly M4 Motion Picture Management) has been one of the leading agencies for hair, make-up and styling over the past 12 years. As well as representing hair & make-up artists and top stylists, the company also manages photo productions.
Based in Berlin and Hamburg the agency covers a steadily growing international market. Through cooperation with agencies both in Germany and abroad, Blossom defines and adopts international trends and guarantees up-to-date results. The agency represents artists in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Miami, New York, and on the island of Mallorca.
Blossom Management demands the highest levels of skill from its talents, both professionally and personally. Matching customers' wishes with artists' capabilities is the agency's strongest quality. Establishing new talents is an equally important feature of the company's philosophy. Its variety of up-and-coming talents and well-established artists is the basis for outstanding creative performance.
C'est Chic is a Brussels-based photography, styling and make-up agency. Created seven years ago, the company is directed by Belinda Cordier, who has over 20 years experience as a fashion stylist.
The agency represents artists both in Brussels and Paris. Literally and figuratively a 'House of Chic', C'est Chic is filled with numerous professional talents. Enjoying the confidence of long-term clients, the agency manages its artists and their productions with an unrivaled passion, and prides itself in combining commercial work in advertising and catalogues with a flexible creativity.
Featured in this portfolio is a selection of the agency's latest editorial work, including Vogue Pelle, Modzik, Zoot Magazine, Goedele, Ocean Drive and JaLOUSE.
Recent jobs from Daniel Rull:
- International campaign for Hugo Boss (Green). Photographer: Jean-François Carly.
- International campaign for Valissere (Triumph). Photographer: Timothy Barnes.
- Campaign for HEYU and kocca (Italy). Photographer: Roberta Pagano.
Editorials due for release include Vanidad, View of the Times and Vogue, with photographer Benjamin Kaufmann.
Petra is a Munich-based stylist with a creative family background. She began her career as a window designer, eventually becoming a stylist with responsibility for developing fashion and editorial concepts, catalogue productions, backstage fashion show management and art direction.
Her work is addressed to tasteful, sales-orientated and ambitious clients who wish to concentrate on the fundamental essence of their products. Creativity and independence are Petra's way of life and signify the family-tradition in which she was brought up.
Be sure to check Petra's website to see more examples of her commercial projects, clients and photographers she has worked with.