Monday, August 4, 2014
Jonathan Stanton by Walter Tabayoyong
I first came upon the work of artist Walter Tabayoyong back in 2009 when working on a profile of model and dancer Luke Manley. Walter's background in fashion illustration and dance, blend exceptionally together creating strikingly beautiful images. Walter knows how well the bodies fluidity of movement can be captured giving energy to even a still image.
The energy that Walter is able to produce has led to him shooting some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. Some of his clients have included: Playboy and Maxim magazines, Jockey Underwear, Hugo Boss and celebrities such as Alanis Morissette, Toni Braxton, Owen Wilson, Victor Webster and Joe Manganiello.
Actor Jonathan Stanton is also on that list, Walter has shot Jonathan numerous times in various locations around LA. For Walter, there is specific intent that comes with shooting Jonathan. Walter is also Jonathan's manager, so the images must not only serve to make Jonathan look amazing, they are also representative of his career as an actor. These recent images, along with Jonathan's acting resume, are what casting directors will be using. As can be clearly seen, Walter has created a series of images which will certainly ensure Jonathan receives the attention he deserves and stand out from the rest!
Jonathan's athleticism lead to some incredible shots and his ethnic background, a mixture of Korean and Polish decent, create a sexy, exotic and unique look. Growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Jonathan's step-mother taught him the values of honesty, hard-work, and dependability. Jonathan believes in the power of the human spirit. For him, the service to others is essential to his nature. The Flower of Life symbol, which makes up his logo and serves as a personal manifesto, has always resonated and serves as a constant reminder to Jonathan, that the connections made in life are all part of a greater plan.
From Jonathan's site:
His confidence and commitment to health, yoga, Jeet Kune Do, surfing and physical training have provided modeling opportunities in fashion shows, art exhibits, marketing media, and now acting. Modeling has allowed him to work with talented photographers and artists in a profession, which is as much about art, as it is about image. Jonathan is especially excited about portraying and appealing to the Asian market, in fashion and film and abroad. Currently, he is actively pursuing work in the film industry as a means of channeling positive energy into something that has an artistic end, and would lead him to other endeavors.