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MONIKA "JAC" JAGACIAK: the interview

Posted on: 2009/11/25

Mateusz Jerzyk

JAC
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Monika Jagaciak a.k.a. Jac is with IMG.

Ph: David Sims for Vogue Paris
the Interview
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PONY RYDER: Jac, who gave you your model name? Do other models refer to you as Jac or Monika?
MONIKA JAGACIAK: I was named by IMG Paris managers, while traveling the first time for test shootings. I never had a nickname in school.. Some of my friends used to call me Monia, so I was very excited to have a new name ! I always say that in the modeling part of my life I’m Jac and for the other part, which is school, friends and family I’m still Monika :) But yes.. Most of my model friends and people don’t even know my real name. But don’t u love JAC ? just Jac…
PONY RYDER: How did your story start?

JAC: It won’t be one of those exciting stories that you probably hear a lot about becoming a model. One day my sister told me “why don’t u try ?” So I did. 

At the time I was 13..and I was 175 cm tall already. I found an agency in Poland and simply went for a casting call in the shopping center, and I got a call from my future mother agent, before I left the mall. From then on, everything went crazy ! IMG contract, Asian trips etc.

My parents were very supportive from the beginning, but what they always say is “It was your idea.. Your dreams” so when it comes to decisions they were letting me decide. They are proud now !
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PONY RYDER: Tell us something about your hometown. What school do you go to? Are you a now a big name in your country, outside the fashion world?

JAC: I live in a city of less than 10,000 residents and I go to one of the two junior high schools in here. As u can see, it’s one of those places where everybody knows you since you were a child.. To my surprise, not much has changed ! It is still a place where I want to come back after all the craziness related to fashion world.
I have done some interviews with Polish magazines but I’m trying to avoid publicity.


PONY RYDER: What was your first modeling job?
JAC: Hermes campaign!

Horst Diekgerdes for Numéro
PONY RYDER: Your agency, IMG, has done a fantastic job developing you and guiding you with your career! Do you think that the path to your success has been short, or do you think it took longer than you expected?
JAC: Yes, I’m IMG’s child, and yes, I think they have done an amazzzzing job. I’m saying “child” because since I was 13 they were directing my career and they knew well what to do, to be in the place where I am right now.


I still remember one of the talks we had in the agency last year when they said “we will do some small steps for next 2 years so you can get more experience” … sounds funny now.. when I had already attained so much.
Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia
PONY RYDER: You just had a sensational season, among other things you opened 5 coveted shows in Milan, walked for major fashion houses. Your schedule is the busiest in the industry. How did you prepare for this season?

JAC: I didn’t prepare beside some vitamins I was taking everyday, not to get sick. I think the fact that I was doing so well gave me so much energy ! When you hear so many compliments and get the best shows you can not feel tired. Also I did only NY and Milan fashion shows so I had a break before going on runways again.

PONY RYDER: What’s your favorite thing about fashion weeks?

JAC: My favorite thing about the shows are the people I work for and all those inspiring designers, amazing models etc.

PONY RYDER: What was your favorite shoot? Have you been to any exotic locations?

JAC: Best location ever was Malaysia ! I shot Jalouse there, and I took my mom to this amazing resort and we just enjoyed a week in this exotic place with private beach far away from any big city. Every shoot gives me new experience and it’s always fun to transform to some character.
David Sims for Vogue Paris
PONY RYDER: How do you deal with photoshoots and shows that can be physically demanding?
JAC: Last months were a bit crazy. I was one week home, next flew somewhere and again and again.. I’m surprised I’m still keeping it all together, catching up in school and still having time to do, for example, this interview ! But yes.. Family support, organized managers + some relax and tea (!) to keep me going.


PONY RYDER: You seem to be great friends with the gorgeous Frida Gustavsson. How did you 2 meet?
JAC: We were working once together in Japan ! One year ago.. After we met at one of the shows we found out that we are both IMG’s children and spent some time talking and having fun backstage. She has a great sense of humor and she’s one of those people who is friends with everybody.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Istanbul - Backstage (en.zelfist.com)via TFS

Beauty Talk

PONY RYDER: So Jac, as one of the most beautiful models in the industry, we all want to know what products you use…
JAC: “Beauty vitamins” ! I found out that inside manner is better then contriving with cosmetics. I mean vitamins like – C, E, B2, zinc. Of course I’m using everyday stuff like Vichy tonic and La Roche-Posay moisturizer.

PONY RYDER: What beauty advice you can give…?
JAC: The beauty advice would be supplement diet by those great vitamins..

PONY RYDER: What about your favorite make up brand?JAC: I like Chanel make up.. I guess because it seems so exclusive, even lip balm looks like million dollars :) and their perfumes are the besttt !

Blumarine via TFS

PONY RYDER: After walking for so many designers this season, can you tell us about your favorite styles, looks and accessories?
JAC: I always have a high opinion of designers who can be original, make their own style and keep it interesting. This season I liked Calvin Klein, always chic, Alexander Wang for a cool look, Marni for being Marni, Marni (own) style and Balmain – as good as always.

PONY RYDER: What else are you interested in, aside from fashion?JAC: By last time I didn’t have enough time to do something beside traveling and studying. If I only have some time I like to do some sports and draw a bit.

Calvin Klein Collection F/W 09

Exclusive interview with Monika Jagaciak a.k.a. Jac is original work by Pony Ryder.

SHANNAN CLICK on the environment

Posted on: 2009/11/24


Victoria's Secret Show 2010
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SHANNAN CLICK: I recycle everything, you don't really realize until you start, that everything is pretty much recyclable. I have my fabric shopping bags, all natural soaps and cleaners, I ride my bike constantly in the city and try to only use a cab when I need. I keep my life very simple, I don't need much.


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LYNDSEY SCOTT on Victoria's Secret Pink Carpet

Posted on: 2009/11/22

EXCLUSIVE FROM THE VS PINK CARPET:

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Lyndsey Scott

Lyndsey Scott is with CLICK NY.

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MORE ON LYNDSEY:

Interview with Lyndsey Scott

Lyndsey Scott Loves Pony Ryder

NEW GIRL TO WATCH: Lyndsey Scott

LYNDSEY SCOTT for DKNY
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VS ANGELS: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen & Lyndsey Scott

Posted on: 2009/11/20

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Dorothea Barth Jorgensen (WOMEN)



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Lyndsey Scott (CLICK)
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Dorothea Barth Jorgensen and Lyndsey Scott on the VS runway
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NATALIE SUAREZ: the style guide

Posted on: 2009/11/18

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MODEL STYLE GUIDE

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natalie suarez

Natalie Suarez is with PhotoGenics LA

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NATALIE RECOMMENDS:
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The Trouser: These pants are perfect for day or night. Dress them up in heels or dress them down in rugged boots. I've worn them here with vintage combat boots, a wool cardigan, and a scarf. It's casual and so comfy. Trousers like these can be found anywhere. J Crew has nice ones that can easily be made your own with the right accessories. I was inspired by the idea of a vintage British newsboy look. Very masculine meets feminine and always practical.



The Knitted Dress: This dress is a great layering piece that can also be worn alone. I've paired it here with a classic black wool coat. It very much reminds me of the mod 60's. The texture and color blocking of the dress has a very retro feel and keeps you warm in the winter. Knits are everywhere right now. H&M has some great knitted pieces in a bunch of different colors. Vintage stores also have tons of great wool knits!



The Chunky Scarf: In the winter, I love oversized things from sweaters to scarves. Rather than a chunky knit, why not try out a larger and softer one in a bright color. An easy way to spruce up a drabby winter look. It's both light weight and adds volume. I was inspired by Ashley Olsen's effortless and simple accessorizing. She makes a statement with one piece.



The Maxi Dress: I wanted to find a way to bring my summer staples into my winter wardrobe. Look for a dress like this one, with a thicker jersey material. So soft and comfy. Perfect to layer under a simple leather jacket and topped off with a knitted hat. It's an easy way to transform a summer piece into a winter staple. I was inspired by models Erin Wasson and Daria Werbowy. I was also inspired by Alexander Wang's collection. Very model off duty.
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NICOLA HAFFMANS: the interview

Posted on: 2009/11/16


theones2watch


NICOLA HAFFMANS
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Avant-Garde Beauty
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Nicola Haffmans is with NEXT (NY) & Name (Netherlands)
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Ph: Greg Kadel Sty: Brian Molloy for Numero


the Interview
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PONY RYDER: Hi Nici! Nici or Nicola? What do you prefer?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: Hi Pony! Whatever you like better!!




Ph: Greg Kadel Sty: Brian Molloy for Numero


PONY RYDER: Now that the fashion weeks are over, how do you feel? You had a very busy season!


NICOLA HAFFMANS: Super satisfied with a massive smile on my face.



Ph: Greg Kadel Sty: Brian Molloy for Numero



PONY RYDER: What was your favorite show? I mean, you have a lot to choose from …


NICOLA HAFFMANS: I couldn’t say, they were all lovely in different ways...

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PONY RYDER: Who had the most comfortable shoes?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: McQueen had the most comfy shoes BY FAR.



Alexander McQueen S/S 10 Paris (catwalking.com) via TFS(Nils)


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Alexander McQueen

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PONY RYDER: Did you manage to walk in those shoes? How long did the make up process take?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: Yup it all went down just fine thank god. Make-up didn’t take too long, hair was quite a project though!!

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PONY RYDER: Alexander McQueen. Nicola! It seemed like there were a million models!What was the set like from your “runway” perspective?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: Ha-ha I KNOW! I guess they had to have a model per look because there’s no way of changing a corset and those shoes within 2 minutes.. The set was spectacular, I just felt like jumping off the stage and watching the show




Backstage at Missoni SS 2010 (alltheprettybirds blog) via TFS Amelia



PONY RYDER: From all the fashion capitals, whose fashion week was most fun.

NICOLA HAFFMANS: New York !!!

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PONY RYDER: Who did you meet during show season?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Vanessa, Katie , Kelsey, Frida, Patricia, Marloes ...

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PONY RYDER: Hey Nici, who had the best food backstage?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Best food goes to Lanvin though; they had this super good cold marinated turkey that I’m still trying to make without success.



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MILANO
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PONY RYDER: You spent your summer in Milan… How was it for you? Is Milan hard to adjust to?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: I had a great summer there. It wasn’t too hard for me, because I was staying there with one of the greatest people I’ve ever met, but if you get there not knowing anyone it might be not the easiest city to adjust to.

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PONY RYDER: Which places in Milan impressed you and which ones can you recommend to other models...


NICOLA HAFFMANS: There's this really lovely restaurant called Shambala i loved to go to.. A market at Pta. Genova on Saturday mornings where they've got some nice rings and so.. Then there's a great vintage shop on the Naviglio, forgot the name but they've got the best vintage hats ever


James Mountford




PONY RYDER: You worked with an amazing photographer from London, James Mountford! Tell us more about your work with him.

NICOLA HAFFMANS: James is great, super cool person and lovely to work with!

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James Mountford



PONY RYDER: This year, or more precisely – this season was your Big Breakthrough, but you have been modeling for a while now.



NICOLA HAFFMANS: It all just really comes together; I needed that time to develop personally and I’m very happy I took that time to


NEXT modelwire via TFS (CharlottefromCA)
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PONY RYDER: Did you do lots of commercial jobs or low paid jobs before making it big?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: Definitely a YES to low paid jobs, but every job whatsoever was an experience and it got me to what I’m doing now.. so a big AMEN and thank you for all I’ve done.


marieclaire.it via Flashbang via TFS (Nils)

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the BODY talk
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PONY RYDER: How do you maintain your body shape?


NICOLA HAFFMANS: I walk so much; think it nearly counts for exercise.

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PONY RYDER: Which products do you use for nourishing your body?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: I just got this moisturizer that smells really good, it's from Kings & Queens



Ph: Greg Kadel Sty: Brian Molloy for Numero
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VEGAN OR NOT VEGAN

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PONY RYDER: Nici, are you a vegan?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: No I'm not.. I do respect people that are but personally I think it's just natural to eat meat.


PONY RYDER: How do you organize your diet when you first arrive to a new city?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: My diet is not too hard to organize - I just eat whatever makes me happy. Even if I wouldn’t have such a fast metabolism, if you eat what you feel like it'll give you a smile on your face that is worth so much more than a slim body.

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PONY RYDER: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: In & Out burgers!!



NEXT modelwire via TFS (CharlottefromCA)



PONY RYDER: What do you eat for breakfast?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: A cigarette



James Mountford



PONY RYDER: Tea?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Earl grey tea


PONY RYDER: Juice?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Apple cider


ELLE Via TFS (niyuyanah)
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the BEAUTY talk

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PONY RYDER: How do you maintain yours skin?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: Vichy Facewash Oligo 25

PONY RYDER: What moisturizer is your favorite?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: I always use different ones so my body doesn't get used to any specific ingredients but that might just be a rubbish theory ha-ha


PONY RYDER: Switching from summer to winter is stressful for skin. Do you change moisturizers at that time?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: In the winter I use this moisturizer for my body called Eubos


Lanvin S/S 10 Paris style.it via TFS fedecolours



PONY RYDER: What make up remover do you use?
NICOLA HAFFMANS: That see-through bottle with a pink on it, how’s that called again?


PONY RYDER: The best advices that make-up artist gave you is...
NICOLA HAFFMANS: To keep your lashes curled you should leave mascara open to dry for an hour or so.




Ph: Greg Kadel Sty: Brian Molloy for Numero

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NICOLA IS...
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PONY RYDER: What else are you into except modeling?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Painting, Reading, Writing, Yoga (thanks Max for getting that in my system) and I just bought a Blues Harmonica that I’m trying to figure out how to play, it's so tranquilizing that instrument



PONY RYDER: Now NY?

NICOLA HAFFMANS: Yup just got here, loving it !!!! There’s so many things to do !



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Interview with fashion model Nicola Haffmans is original work by Pony Ryder.
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EMMI @ BRAND (Finland) photographed by JONAS LUNDQVIST

Posted on: 2009/11/14

EMMI @ BRAND (FINLAND)

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW

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EMMI @ BRAND MANAGEMENT
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photographed by Jonas Lundqvist
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makeup/hair: Milla Puolakanaho
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MORE ON EMMI: CLICK HERE
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RANDALL SLAVIN: the interview

Posted on: 2009/11/10

Charlize Theron


RANDALL SLAVIN

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Charlize Theron

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the Interview
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PONY RYDER: Hi Randall. It's hard to start with you - your CV is huge! Let's go with the basics: how long have you been working as a photographer?

RANDALL SLAVIN: I think I’ve been a photographer for 7 or 8 yrs.

Heather Graham

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PR: How did u become a photographer?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: Well, I was a struggling LA actor for a few years and I was working at a gas station across the street from a headshot photography studio.

We at the gas station would watch the beautiful girls go in and out of the studio. I wandered over there one day and struck up a friendship with the owner of the studio who promptly hired me to shoot actors headshots.

I said I didn’t know anything about photography, but he asked if I thought I had “an eye”. He said the technical stuff is the easy stuff.

So, I shot tons and tons of actors in LA. Some who have become huge-huge Oscar winners... We always get a kick when we run into each other now…So, I did that for many years while i was trying to be an actor. Never wanting too be a professional photographer. Just doing it to make money while I failed at being an actor...

Jessica Biel

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PR: I'm lost. First you were an actor. How was that. Any movies we know?
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RANDALL SLAVIN:
I was in a few bad ‘90s tv shows. You know, dumb shit. 90210, etc. I had very - very small parts in some good big movies... Nothing too astounding.

PR: You are also a “tattoo collector”. Did you get them working on a station?

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RANDALL SLAVIN:
No, I got the tattoos after I stopped trying to be an actor. I had visual freedom.

Jolene Blalock
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PR: Does your experience as an actor help you when working with actors?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: I think it helped me immensely when I was starting out. I felt that I could tell when an actor was uncomfortable physically with something. Or I knew what would make me at ease during a shoot. Also, it helped me out because when I tried to be a “real’ photographer i already had some celebrities in my portfolio.

Charlize Theron


PR: Who taught you about photography? Did you enroll in a photography course/school later on?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: No, I never took any classes or anything although I wish I had. I still know so little technically about photography but I think I make up for it by having a pretty solid knowlege of the history of fashion/ portrait photography. x

PR: How much did you know about photography before you started? x

RANDALL SLAVIN:
I didnt know anything, but , I was obsessed with photos of certain actors. I have been hugley influenced by Dennis Stocks photos of James Dean. Roy Schatts photos of Dean and William Claxton stuff of Steve Mcqueen were all enormous early influences on me before I ever picked up a camera.

Joy Bryant & Randall Slavin


PR: How did you manage to master the lighting?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: Don’t know anything about lighting but I know where to find the greatest crew in the world. They know everything.
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PR: How do you feel about the use of photoshop?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: I love photoshop just so long as you don’t notice it. Also, you have to use photoshop when working with actresses or they will never work with you again. I just try to keep it unnoticeable. Keep the skin looking like skin. LA photographers have a terrible reputation for being a bit extreme in the photoshopping.
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PR: Speaking of photoshop, you worked with both models&actresses. Does a perfect body exist?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: Yes.

Lydia Hearst


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RANDALL SLAVIN:
Boy, you sure have done your research! I hate using a tripod because I like to move! I don’t know what the shot is going to be before we start working. I like to have a rough idea of what it might be but then things happen and we start this lil’ dance and then surprises happen!

And the final shot could be nothing like what we started out doing.
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The camera I use now costs 1/3 what the camera I was using 3 years ago cost.

Nicole Trunfio


PR: Who or what inspires you? x

RANDALL SLAVIN:
I get inspired by beauty. Crazy overwhelming faces. I’m sort of obsessed with faces. I find such comfort and peace in staring at faces. It's weird. I just get awestruck by a beautiful face. It kills me.
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PR: Where were you published?
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RANDALL SLAVIN:
My first magazine appearance was a girl in a dress by an unknown designer who hadn’t yet graduated from design school. It was a little pink dress and the designer was Zac Posen and the magazine was NY Times magazine. Not a bad start.

Lydia Hearst


PR: Do you think that a city like LA is a more suited market for your type of photography rather than NY? x

RANDALL SLAVIN: I would love to be a fashion photographer, but, I live in LA and no one takes fashion photographer in LA seriously, so I decided to do celebrity stuff. It’s great though. I love talented people and sometimes its an honor to spend the day with some of the people I’ve encountered.
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PR: Who is the stylist that you work with the most?
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RANDALL SLAVIN:
I rarely get to pick the stylist for my jobs as the actor usually has someone that they will only work with, so, I just go with whoever is attached to the star. I’ve always enjoyed working with Rachel Zoe though. She’s fuckin’ great.
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PR: Do you have an assistant?
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RANDALL SLAVIN:
I have a great crew that I work with. O.t.m.f.c. they make my job look great. Usually between 2 and 4 people depending on the budget.

Amy Hixon


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PR: Is it easier to work with a model or an actress?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: It's much easier to work with a model. Most actors loathe still photo shoots whereas models do it every day. Also, a model will do whatever the photographer asks of them whereas an actor won't. If an actor doesn’t want to do something they won't do it. Period.

Eva Longoria


PR: How does a petite actress, like Eva Longoria, manage to look so tall in photos?

RANDALL SLAVIN: Haha... Well, we can make someone as tall as we want once we get in front of the computer!

PR: Are you more into “height” or “beauty”?

RANDALL SLAVIN: Beauty trumps height any day for me. I love great skin and a direct gaze...yummy.

Charlize Theron


PR: Charlize Theron worked as a model before starting out as an actress and you did a photoshoot with her. Is it easier to work with an actress who had experience in modeling?

RANDALL SLAVIN: Yes, Charlize is amazing in front of the camera 'cuz she has both; height and face. She is all legs.

She also did fairly well as a model in her late teens, so she really knows how to work her face and eyes and body. She knows also that taking great photos is a part of her job. There aren’t any great celebrities in the world who don’t know how to take a good photo.

Charlize Theron


PR: The shoot resulted in some of the best images of Charlize Theron we’ve seen! How easy or difficult was it to select the best images of such an iconic Hollywood star and style icon?

RANDALL SLAVIN: With the Charlize shoot in the desert we had soooo many pictures!! My God- she was such a trooper that day and worked from 5 am until 9 pm.

I’m pretty instinctual when it comes to picking the shots though. I flip through them super fast and usually what catches my eye is what I stick with. I don’t belabor the process at all.

Heather Graham


PR: You did a wonderful spread with actress Heather Graham. Tell us more about that particular shoot and your idea behind it…

RANDALL SLAVIN: Well, I tend to like people sad, and alone and distracted by something else out of frame. There aren’t a lot of smiley shots in my portfolio.


CLICK FOR BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HEATHER GRAHAM



It was for an anniversary issue so I wanted Heather to imagine that she had awoken at this hotel the morning after a huge party and everyone had left and she was wandering around trying to figure out what happened. ‘The last person on earth’ seems to be a theme in my shoots...ha

Neil Patrick Harris

PR: Wow, I spent the entire interview speaking about women. What about actors… how do you like to capture them?

RANDALL SLAVIN: Men are easy. Guys just want to look cool. And they don’t smile. It’s great!

Ryan Gosling


PR: I was impressed with Ryan Gosling… but then again, I’m under the impression of Notebook. How about you?

RANDALL SLAVIN: He was great. It was very quick. Ryan didn’t want any styling, or make up or anything. He had a slight interest in photography, so, we talked a bit about that. He was very simple. Just showed up. Sat down bang bang bang “thank you very much” no muss no fuss.

John Krasinski


PR: This may seem like a silly question… but are you happier to see your work on the cover of a magazine or in an editorial spread? Which photoshoot are you most proud of?

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It's always nice to pass a newsstand and see your work popping out. I get most proud of certain photoshoots based more on the circumstances that went into it rather than the final image.
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If it was a really stressful shoot or the conditions where terrible but we still managed to pull off a great shot.
Those things are what stick with me. Or if we had a little window of time but still did an amazing story. Those are the ones I’m most proud of.

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PR: You worked with the much talked about model Anna Christine! Why do you think there is so much buzz about her?

RANDALL SLAVIN: I didn’t know there was buzz about her!!! Really? I was sent her poloroid’s by her agent and I just flipped over her blinding sexiness. I couldn’t stop thinking about her face. (see? I love faces) she was incredible. So full of life and spontaneity. I don’t think she like me much though.....
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PR: OK.I'm sure that's not true... And from all the models, who did you like working with the most?


RANDALL SLAVIN: I would love to shoot Anna again. Im really crazy about her. I just shot this new girl Jasmine Tookes who blew me away... I would love to get Shalom Harlow in front of my camera again....

Lindsey Wixon


PR: One of the many girls that you worked with is Lindsey Wixon, who is now a top new face, both on the runway and in prestigious editorials! Did you have a strong reaction to her look, thinking she would become a major star that she is today?


RANDALL SLAVIN: When I first saw Lindseys poloroid I didn’t get it. She was in LA with her mom on a school break so she came over to my studio and we chatted for a bit and I popped off some quick shots and she had such a connection with the camera that I immediately was on the Wixson bandwagon telling everyone I could about this girl .
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Then I was shooting the Genetic denim campaign and was desperate to get Lindsey to do it. She hadn’t yet gone to NY and was back in Kansas and I begged and pleaded with the company to use her and they were so hesitant to take a chance on this 15 yr old girl who they couldn’t meet in person. I swore to them that she would be a major player within the next year and they relented.
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Lindsey was so amazing for Genetic...she showed me a whole side of herself that I didn’t know she had. There was such a classic beauty to her that i hadn’t seen prior. People are going to be amazed by this girl. She’s a fucking rock star.

Lydia Hearst


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RANDALL SLAVIN: Oh God. I’d eat a baby seal to shoot Erin Wasson. Or Lara Stone. Or Kate Moss. Eniko..ooh that Edita girl.. Yes. I wanna shoot her.

Alicia Keys


PR: Where can we find more diva attitude, among musicians or actors or maybe even models?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: Hip/hop divas, baby!! No one throws more attitude than an R&B star in a Dolce and Gabbana gown.

Vanessa Redgrave


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PR: I wonder, since you are working with both us and European models/actors/musicians… besides the language difference… do you feel there are differences in behavior as well?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: Not really, everyone is after the same piece of cake.
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PR: Your hopes Randall… what’s next on your agenda?
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RANDALL SLAVIN: I'm working on a show right now. I can’t give too many details.. In LA and NYC. A series of portraits of iconic figures of today. We have a pretty amazing collection. It's really been an amazing experience to shoot some of these people. Some of these legends.
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Everything in the show will be shot exclusively for this project and all the proceeds of the sales will go to the Charlize Theron African Outreach Project. Im super excited about it and it has been an incredible journey.

Charlize Theron


PR: What makes one a great photographer?
RANDALL SLAVIN: Unrequited love and obsession.

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PR: Hey Randall, why do you like Pony Ryder…
RANDALL SLAVIN: Who the hell is Pony Ryder? This is for American Photo, right?!? (you rock, PR)

Charlize Theron

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