Sunday, July 25, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for today July 25th

Although many of us in the East are tired of the heat and humidity, there are a few good things about it.

Happy Birthday today July 25th to:

Happy Birthday today July 25th to: Michael Welch turns 23 today. James Lafferty turns 25 today. Juan Pablo Di Pace turns 31 today. Stéphane Rideau turns 34 today. Happy Birthday also today to Jeremy Tang! See my previous post on Jeremy HERE: Below: Jeremy by Nolan Dean.

Aaron Tveit and Kerry Ellis in 'Wicked'

I love Aaron Tveit and spent much of last year with 'Next To Normal' blaring in my car. Here is Aaron along with Kerry Ellis (who sounds better when she is not singing in an American Accent in 'Wicked'.

Kerry Ellis and Aaron Tveit singing 'As Long As Your Mine' from the musical Wicked on Broadway (31st October 2008).

A VINTAGE Life with Pablo Solano

Model Pablo Solano from Costa Rica is on 21 years old yet everything about him is 'Vintage'. He describes himself as a vintage model. Although Pablo is without a doubt current, his work is certainly harks back to a previous era. Pablo describes his inspirations as the greats, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Clark Gable and Marlon Brando. Their influences run through his portfolio and Pablo has one of the most creative, dramatic and sexy portfolios I have seen in awhile. Using the vintage theme his work sets himself apart. I wonder if acting is in his future as Pablo says he has no interest in becoming a supermodel, his goals are to always be creative, and experimenting with different styles, and characters.

I am not sure if common in the Costa Rica modeling scene but it was wonderful and interesting that many of the photographers who worked with Pablo were women. It is hard for me to think of too many well known women in North America except for Annie Leibovitz,Cathrine Westergaard and the wonderful Jenn Hoffman, but most of the shots in this post were shot by women.

You can check out much more of Pablo's work at his agencies, Unique Model Management HERE: and at Higher Models HERE: Pablo also has a great Fan Page on Facebook with tons of other shots. You can find that page HERE:

Shot below by Ekaterina Sanchez.

Pablo Solano

Weight: 120 lbs
Chest: 34
Waist: 29
Shoe: 8
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: White
Experience: Very Experienced

Below: Shot by Bryan DÃ?az.

Below: Pablo by Bryan Diaz.

Below: Shot by JP Chavez.

Below: Pablo by Laura Pardo.

Below: Pablo in 'Cabaret' by Ekaterina Sanchez. You can see the entire story over at FantasticsMag HERE:

Below: Love this shoot with Pablo by Danniela Ramos.

Ivan Salas by Pablo Solano

As stated in my post above, many of the photographers I was researching when profiling Model Pablo Solano were women. Another theme that jumped out was how many models, both male and female, from the region were also photographers. Although many models have turned to photography, in Costa Rica it appears to be the norm.

Pablo's work as a photographer is much like his work as a model. His taste leans toward vintage, pin-up and retro. Some of my favorite shots were of model Ivan Salas. 22 year old Ivan, who is with Selley models in Costa Rica is new to modeling and is hoping to work with different photographers to build his portfolio.

You can check out more of Pablo's work as a photographer on Flickr HERE:

'Cheap Motel' Sam Whitman by Ohm Phanphiroj

This time last year 22 year old Sam Whitman was your regular Canadian student, spending some in South-Eastern Asia after some time volunteering in Cambodia. Then on New Years Eve he was scouted in a bar in Bangkok and BAM, his life took a 1/80. Since then Sam has been working pretty much non-stop in Asia and Europe churning out editorial after editorial. Sam who is hoping to get back home to BC soon has never made a cheap hotel look so good!

Photography: Ohm Phanphiroj

Sam Whitman

Hair Brown
Eyes Blue
Height 6'0.5"
Chest 38"
Waist 29.5"
Shoes 10.5 US

You Can see more of Sam at Select HERE: and Angels & Demons HERE: