Friday, April 18, 2008

NEW FACE ALERT!

VLADIMIR IVANOV(image source: MH, Jimmy)

I happened on this American version of Marcus Hedbrandh by chance and am praying that the fashion gods smile down on him. Hailing from San Francisco's JE Model Management, this new face has got it all: boyish charm, amazing facial structure, and a smile that'll melt you like water melted the Wicked Witch of the West. Trust me when I say you don't want to miss out on this one!

You know you love me!
xoxo ptowngal

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome discovery....much appreciated!! Ben

ptowngal said...

I'm glad you like him! <3 But the kudos go to Jimmy @ MH. I wouldn't have known about him at all if it weren't for Jimmy.

Kevin Thomas said...

Hi ptowngal, I'm wondering where you found this shot of Vladimir. I took this shot & it wasn't one of the one's used anywhere. similar, but not this one. Anyway, Vlad & his brother Andrey are two of the best people past the hansom exterior. You can see more of these two up and coming on my website ( http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ )) in the Mens Fashion & I just god done shooting a little 1940 style fashion story with Vlad & A. I have a little prelude in my fashion page, titled " In Times of War " due to come out in Oct / Nov. Bring all the positive attention to these boys you want. You won't meet many like theme. Regards, KJ

ptowngal said...

Hi Kevin,
This picture of Vladimir was posted on the modelhommes forum by one of the administrators. I can only assume it came from his agency. Thank you so much for the tip! I can't wait to see the editorial with the brothers! And props to you for taking such great photographs!
Many thanks,
ptowngal

Lana said...

Its about time he got discovered.
The world needs more Models like this. haha.
Not only is he incredibly handsome, he is also one of the sweetest & friendliest guys you will ever meet. his brother Andrey as well. All those nights i saw them at the gym, working out instead of messing around, paid off well =]

Studio5252 said...

Vlad has really taken off in the past few weeks. Shooting with Steven Klien & Meisel. He is the Ameragrombe and Calvin Klein Jeans guy. I shot him and his brother Andrey for a split editorial naval fashions story. I am still working on posting the images but check them out ( http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/pages/In%20Times%20of%20War.html ). Also check out Chris Brew with City Models SF. A new up and coming super star. Best Kevin Thomas

# 1 scout said...

This model is beautiful, very good photography. studio 5252
your photography is amazing, Who is the male African American model on your site? Looks like one of the best african models i have sceen in a while.
Brillent

Studio5252 said...

Dear #1 Scout, thank you for checking it out. His name is Chris Brew W/City Models SF. You have a good eye, he is yet to get the notoriety he deserves. definitely one of my favorites. I have so many good shots of him over and above the editorial story. He is so consistent. I don't know if he has a bad angle. I will post some of the highlights on this site if I can figure it out. As for Vladamir & Andrey Ivanov, Vlad is tearing it up with Willy NY & Andrey is in Paris right now doing amazing things with Ford Paris. Thanks Again, KJ http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/

Anonymous said...

wow that guy is stunning, he has very nice bone struture, also one of the best looking African American models i have sceen. is he from Ny?

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

I wish I could show you the rest of his images from that little story. He has truely amazing shots, but you can only add so many shots to the story. If I can free up some extra time I will make a hidden HTML with just his extra images. He is from Northern California & is represented by City Model San Francisco.

Heather j said...

VLADIMIR IS GORGEOUS. WHO IS HE WITH? ABOUT TIME HE GOT DISCOVERD.

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

Vlad's Mother Agency is JE Model SF. He is living in NY right now and is with Wilhelmina NY/LA

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

He was living & grew up near one of the booker at JE Model. She discovered him selling newspapers at the supermarket.

Anonymous said...

kevinthomasphotography, i love your work, In Times of war theme is great. How did you manage to get a couple of those top models to shot, its amazing. Vladimir and also the guy chris are they from town? they both have uniqe loving looks?

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

I don't know, just lucky I guess. They both started in SF but are traveling as well. Vlad is rippen in NY. Get used to seeing his face, because it seems like he is doing everything. Such a great kid & is very unaffected. Best, KJ

Anonymous said...

im a photographer also and would love to have this guy chris in my book. city models in sf? this guy needs to be with ford models in ny.

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

Do you have a website?

Anonymous said...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/HutchUSA

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

Very! Very! Nice. Love all your images.

agentorange said...

Hello Kevin and Everyone else-
I am Chris Brews agent in San Francisco. For more information or to get a hold of Chris contact the agency. 415-546-3160. www.citymodel.com
Believe it or not but Chris is only 16. We have big things planned for his future....wait and see...
P.s. I have started a blog called how tall r u?
Check it out in the coming weeks...

Lisa hicks said...

vladimir is an angel, love his look.

WOW!, lets go down the list about this guy kris.
And i know my models now people
BETTER THAN
Sean poolman
Pierre Woods
Peter kortenhoven
Ty Ogunkoya
Cameron reid
Chris collins
etc,etc.etc This is now my faviorte African American model. And he is only 16? dont believe that but he looks like a star.

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

I know... I didn't even realize until today his actual age. He is definitely one of my favorites as I think he will be everyone else's as well. Great kid with a great look. Keep an eye on him because he is going to do great things.

http://www.kevinthomasphotography.com/ said...

Also check out Ryan Herzer ( Brother of Karl Herzer, Armani guy ) with Stars Agency SF. He is also featured in the "In Times of War" Piece. ( SEE no shirt w/dog tags shot & front of 41 Ford sailor shot. Very strong up and coming, as well.

agentorange said...

thanks! I sweear he is only 16. He is a man child for sure. We will be looking to place him in LA and NYC very soon. Stay tuned.

Sam martinez said...

isnt this Vladimirs blog? That guy looks like a younger verson of male model tyson beckford. wow he hasnt been to ny yet? bright future. who is he with in NYC & L.a

Nice photogrophy by the way!
sam

ptowngal said...

Sorry Sam, this isn't Vladimir's blog though I guess I have him to thank for its recent popularity. Thank you all for posting comments! It's great seeing these up-and-coming models getting the attention they deserve.
xoxo ptowngal

Kevin Thomas said...

Ptowngal, thank you for all the extra attention you have brought to the boys & to my work as well. I have received so much extra & positive responce. Does ptown stand for Pleasenton, CA.

feel free to contact me by e-mail if you like

Kevin@KevinThomasPhotography.com

Anonymous said...

This Is My Older Brother, And I Am His Little Brother Alex Ivanov..lol.. My Other Bro Andrey Is Doing Just As Good If Not Better..

Alex Ivanov said...

And Kevin, I also Cant wait till I get a photoshoot from you! lol..

Kevin Thomas said...

Hey Alex, Just let me know when your ready.

GQStyle 09 said...

Vladimir is very good lookin. I visited some of the pics on Kevin Thomas website, they are hot. does anyone know what he is booking out there in NYC?

Kevin Thomas said...

Dear GQStyle, First, thank you for checking out the work on my website. Vlad is still in NY and doing very well. He did the Calvin Klein Jeans Campaign & then again perfume. His brother Andrey scored big while in Paris & did an exclusive campaign & some editorial. Vlad came to visit and did part of the campaign as well.

Best, Kevin Thomas

GQStyle 09 said...

That is Amazing, do you know witch perfume it was. Yes kevin your work is loving, You shot very handsome looking models also, the African American model that is being spoken about up top (chris brew) I see him on your sight and i find that young man so beautiful. Who is he with in NYC??
thanks =)
Robert server

P.S where are you located Kevin ?

mykha said...

Wow it's actually funny to see people talk about someone you know. They are actually from Sacramento. I've worked with Andrey several times and we actually drove together to San Francisco for a job. Vladimir wasn't pursuing modeling as much at the time and Andrey ended up modeling for Magnum Opus Enterprises in Sacramento’s 1st fashion week.

Anonymous said...

I said, ALex Ivanov is way hotter (: love yu baby.