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First Look: Made In Brazil #7

November 12th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

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Made in Brazil #7 Cover: Rodrigo Calazans by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil #7, November 2013

In the age of Tumblr, the veneration of models has reached its apotheosis. Countless sites dutifully catalogue every runway appearance, e-commerce job, and street style shot, all in celebration of the young and the beautiful. But from its start, Made in Brazil was something different. With its careful curation and clear editorial perspective, the website, devoted to Brazilian models, offered a specific point-of-view that added depth to the constant stream of images. So when founder Juliano Corbetta decided to launch a magazine in 2010, it was no surprise that it would be equally invigorating.

In the years since Made in Brazil’s first issue, the publication has featured a slew of the South American powerhouse’s best and brightest, from Evandro Soldati, Thiago Santos, Arthur Sales, Marlon Teixeira, and Francisco Lachowski to the Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. But what has set the magazine apart from others is its personal, intimate nature, coupled with a casual aesthetic that adds warmth to the often-stunning photography. For the new issue, out this week, Corbetta decided to take a moment to reflect. “When I started working on the seventh issue, the idea of generations and going back to the beginning came around,” Corbetta explains about the latest edition, which features a serene Rodrigo Calazans on the cover. “I wanted to go back to the main concept behind the magazine, which was to celebrate Brazilian male models above all, and put them front and center.”

That idea of the backward glance finds its clearest expression in a retrospective of sorts featuring a wealth of images of Soldati from photographer Cristiano Madureira‘s archive, going back over a decade to the model’s earliest Polaroids. We track Soldati’s maturation from fresh-faced teenager into strong-jawed adult, offering a uniquely expansive view of a time-tested career. Teixeira also contributed a series of personal images as he hits the waves, coolly surfing through a curve of luminescent blue. For Corbetta, finding new ways into the lives of the models he features is one of the key distinctions of Made in Brazil. “All of that is a throwback to how we started, with the boys very involved in the concept and the creation of the issue.”

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Evandro by Cristiano for MIB #7, archive from 2002 to 2013′s new shoot

One feature that is sure to find lots of love on Tumblr is Lachowski’s opening editorial, shot in gorgeous black-and-white by Greg Vaughan and styled by Matthew Marden. Corbetta notes that this is Lachowski’s first major story since the birth of his son, and the model brings a new grown-up sensibility to the arresting images. “He is a big part of how the magazine started, and was the cover of our second issue, and I hadn’t worked with him in over a year,” Corbetta says. “In that time he became a dad and was doing a lot of more commercial work, so I decided to cast him for one of the main fashion stories to make sure he would have a more fun day in the studio, and for us to do something we hadn’t done together yet.”

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Coming at the same time as several major changes in Corbetta’s personal life, this seventh issue also marks a transition point of sorts. “For the first time, I felt like I didn’t need to prove anything anymore and could afford to experiment a bit more, and after several big productions, I could go back to the simpler and freer images that started the magazine,” he explains. “This issue is about wiping the slate clean.” Despite the challenges of producing an independent publication twice a year, Corbetta says that it has been an undeniably rewarding experience. “The greatest part of doing the magazine is the response and the support from the fans, and knowing that many people collect the issues and place them on coffee tables along with photography and art books.” As he looks ahead to the next round, he remains well-aware that his path so far has been, in many ways, a fortunate one. “It just happened, and never in a million years did I imagine when we launched the first one that I would even get to do a second issue, let alone a seventh.”

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Rafael Desimon, Rafael Dzik, Lucas Berbetz Photographer: Marcio Simnch Stylist: Daniel Ueda

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Rafael Lazzini and Alexandre Lazzini (top image), Lucas Coppini and Luis Coppini (bottom image) Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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Lucas Cristino Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Michael Russo

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André Bona in an homage to Mapplethorpe. Photographer: Stewart Shining Stylist: Christian Stroble

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Jean Carlos Santos, Rodrigo Braga Photographer: Michael Schwartz Stylist:Maher Jridi

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Caio Cesar Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Matthew Marden

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Rodrigo Calazans Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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Winter Treat

December 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Diego Miguell by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil Magazine #2.

For models.com’s 2nd Made in Brazil Magazine giveaway, click here to see who the lucky winners are, just in time for the holidays.

Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of the limited edition (only 1,000 copies) Made in Brazil Magazine #2 directly from MiB here.

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The MIB Winners…

July 8th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Unpublished image of Evandro Soldati by Cristiano Madureira, courtesy of Made in Brazil.

Almost 200 comments later, we have our 5 winners for our Made in Brazil Magazine giveaway. There were so many wonderful, straight from the heart statements that you have to trust us when we say that it was near impossible to choose our favorites. But whether it’s taking a stand for “male equality”, dreams of high fashion, loving MIB over Vogue, magazine collector extraordinaire or a proud Brazilian, these 5 lucky winners stood out and should be expecting an email soon (make sure to reply by July 18 to our email). Viva Brasil!

Click here to see the website and buy some of the few copies left.

Eduardo Eidam Milian
: Eu acho que eu mereço um exemplar exclusivo desta revista que virá para sensualizar e sensacionalizar os editoriais brasileiros porque eu sou um brasileiro genuíno e posso dizer que já experimentei bastante do Brasil pra saber que não há povo melhor do que o nosso ♥ E também porque eu moro fora de São Paulo (Paraná) e será praticamente impossível eu ter em mãos uma revista de vanguarda e de qualidade como será a Made In Brazil. PS: agradei a revista e a temática da revista, ‘tá na cara’ que eu mereço, não é?

Dreams of Lenny: I can’t give 5 reasons because I simply can’t. All I can say is that I am a country boy who lives next to a cow pasture in rural Louisiana who comes to site everyday for wisdom of fashion and beauty. After all, wouldn’t you when people around here think that Walmart is the epitome of Haute Couture? I have to get the hell up out of here to see the fashion world for myself, but until then I’ll just stay updated with models.com!

Nicholas: They said the weather of Brazil is always hot. But I think that is not just it. The 3 HOT stuffs that cross my mind when the name Brazil appears would be Sunshine, Football, and my all time ‘breath taking factor’ – Models!!! Flip through any magazines and if any sexy models catch your eyes, I guarantee they are mostly from Brazil. They are my learning example, which is why this Made In Brazil magazine means so much to me since there are still a lot of Brazilian male models whom I do not recognize and this is a great opportunity for me to see how talented they are. Not to leave out Cristiano Madureira. Forget about Vogue. Made In Brazil is my new bible!

Polymerasechain
: OK. Why me.I am a member of MDC, thefashionspot & modelhommes. I participate actively in these forums and make sure to contribute photos I source from websites for the rest to enjoy. I also like that these forums have different members posting and I get to participate in a like-minded community. I am also a frequenter of blogs…. In short I am such a model fan. Also I have a few virtual (online) friends from Brazil who I talk to about male models and the fascination that maybe.. just maybe.. I may get to visit their country one day. It would be epic seeing all the hot bodies parading before my eyes.. And the preview is sooo hot! I think if I saw it in print, my hands will burn. On the off chance that I will be chosen, it will be one of the crowning glories of my magazine collection — which I have maintained throughout the years, spending big bucks to obtain a rare issue of An0ther, Numero Homme and An0ther Man… which aren’t locally sourced here.

Will: Wow… That’s amazing. And how daring to actually make a male model edition before a female one, because Lord knows Brazil has gorgeous women as well (Gisele for example). But to put the men in front is a great message that says men can be sexy too and aren’t second rate models or “accessories” to accompany female models. Simply gender equality. The reason why I would like a copy is because first, I think the idea, content and models are electric, and second, I don’t know how else to get hold of a copy. Cheers!!

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