Karen Olivo: Anita-Broadway, 2009
Very big deal in America!
Adoniis by New Manhattan Studios
'Adoniis moves with the grace of the dancer that he is and nails his poses with an expertise born of experience in front of the camera.'
Sometimes my holiday images come in at the last minute, other times, they are months in the making. I was fortunate that I knew Adoniis would be gracing my Independence posts since last winter after first viewing his patriotic poses in Captured Shadows #2. When the Alex Corso themed issue arrived in my mailbox in the middle of winter, a little note from Wes to check out Adoniis, had me looking forward to July.
New Manhattan Studios has now produced three issues of Captured Shadows, each headlining one particular model, along with portfolios of other models the studio has shot this past year. Books and sites devoted to the male form can be expensive, but I love NMS's magazine style format. For a small fee you can get a beautiful paper magazine sent to your front door, or a simple download for the e-magazine version.
Wes describes Adoniis as one of the most talented and attractive models to walk into the studio. 'He’s eager and bright and very determined.' What impressed Wes the most was his rather uncommon mix of day jobs and future plans. This dancer/model has supported himself with a traditional mix of day jobs while chasing his dreams and, with an eye to the future, is now in an executive training program with a bank.
'Oh, he’s not ready to throw in the towel on modeling, but he has a clear goal for what comes next when the jobs start getting fewer and fewer, as inevitably they must and will. Perhaps he's such a clear-eyed optimist because New York is his hometown.'
You can check out more of NMS's work with Adoniis on ModelMayhem HERE: Or, head on over to New Manhattan Studios and check out Adoniis without that beautiful American flag covering his incredible body!