FAT Man Magazine Preview

March 28th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Since releasing its first issue in 2008, FAT Magazine has produced unique and compelling content in collaboration with photographers, models, artists, and celebrities. Based in Copenhagen, the biannual glossy has boasted collaborators like Daria Werbowy, Kate Bosworth, and Cass Bird over the past few years. This spring, the team behind Fat Magazine is expanding their brand to men’s fashion with Fat Man Magazine. For their first cover star, Fat Man tapped Kid Cudi on the heels of his latest album release, bringing a focused look at the intersection of fashion, hip-hop, and art that runs through other editorials in the first issue. We caught up with multi talented stylist and editor-in-chief of the glossy, Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) to learn more about his inspiration for the issue, and we even learned what his favorite toy is. (text by Matthew Meyer)

COVERHIGHERRESFMPhotographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Model: Kid Cudi

What made you choose Kid Cudi for the cover?

SR: Kid Cudi represents the creative independent youth. He came from working at the BAPE store on West Broadway where he had his “day-n-nite” hit and now he is featuring in Hollywood movies. We at Fat Man admire men and women that accomplish whatever they set their minds on. Music artists, photographers, models, or any creative talent that gives something to society should be worshipped and Kid Cudi is definitely a creative talent that deserves the attention!

Tell us briefly about your story. How did you get your start in Fashion?

SR: I busted my ass in Copenhagen working as an assistant and by myself for many years making zero money. In Copenhagen you can only do so much so I moved to NYC in 2011 and started on Fat Man last year. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of struggle.

What’s the theme of the issue?

SR: The theme is Fashion, Attributes and Things. Fat Man seeks to explore the men´s fashion industry in a fun, provocative, and creative way. Every issue will include fashion for men, beautiful (semi) naked women, inspirational gadgets, and interesting interviews.

How do you feel Fat Man/Fat Magazine stand out from the other magazines?

SR: Fat and Fat Man are made with pure love for the creative people in this industry. It´s our ambition to be different in our approach to the people we work with. Everybody that works with Fat /Fat Man hopefully has this experience that they have creative freedom.

You ask everyone what their favorite toy is and I even read that you asked Sean Beyen if he was a T or A kind of guy… It makes for really entertaining reading. Do you conduct any of the interviews yourself?

SR: Thanks. Yes, I did all the interviews myself with the intention of entertaining and approaching people with questions they hopefully found interesting to answer.

So… what’s your favorite toy?

SR:  Haha.. My favorite toy is my watch. It’s a 1979 gold oysterquartz day/date Rolex that I got a few years ago from a shop in Copenhagen. Getting this watch was like growing up to me- I became a man from that second I put it on. I know it sounds silly but that’s how I felt. It meant business now, no more fooling around.

What else are you looking forward to? Any big projects coming up?

SR:  The first issue of Fat Man is out so I’m really excited to start working on the second issue.

Any final words of wisdom for us?

SR:  Eat greedy or don’t eat all…. Which means all or nothing : )

FM2Models: Kid Cudi & A$AP Nast / Photographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Stylist/Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists)

FM3Model: Miles McMillan / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM4Model: Dorian Cobb / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM5Model: Yu Fangqing / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM6Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Model: Josephine Skriver / Styling: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Nicolas Eldin (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Makeup: Yacine Diallo (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

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HIGHRESFMPhotographer: Julia Noni / Models: Ataui Deng & Jamila Beatrice / Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Taryll / Makeup: Olivia

HIGHRESFM2Model: Sean Avery / Photographer: Tetsu Kubota (BRIDGE Artists)

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FIRST LOOK: Scandinavia SSAW

December 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Last week we previewed Scandinavia SSAW Magazine‘s stunning Frida Gustavsson editorial, shot in the mountains of Norway and filled with natural beauty – that story was gorgeous but it is far from the only treat inside the issue. With a series of elegant covers featuring Scandinavian top models alongside delicate drawings of flora, the magazine sets the tone for an issue focused on eye-catching images. Whether the content skews naturalistic – as it does in Hasse Nielsen‘s cheeky ‘Nadja On A Bender’ story, or epic ala Benjamin Vnuk‘s dramatic shots of Stef Van Der Laan, each story is high quality from start to finish.

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Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Hasse Nielsen | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Mette Thorsgaard | ModelsNadja Bender, Juliane Grüner, Fia Ljungstrom, Linn Arvidsson, Emma Oak, Kirstin Liljegren & Hedvig Palm


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Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Benjamin Vnuk | Styling Oscar Lange | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Erika Svedjevik
| Model Stef Van Der Laan


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NADJA ON A BENDER

Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Hasse Nielsen | Styling Anders Solvsten Thomsen | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Cim Mahony | Model Nadja Bender


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LOVE IS A LETTER SENT A THOUSAND TIMES

Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Boe Marion | Styling Oscar Lange | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel Hair Kalle Eklund Model Frida Gustavsson


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Photo Bjarne Jonasson  | Styling Oscar Lange | Hair Erika Svedjevik | Makeup Fredrik Stambro | Models Hirschy HirschfelderMiles McMillan

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First Look: Hercules ❤ New York

September 26th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

The heavyweight Spanish menswear magazine Hercules Universal is no stranger to the long-distance haul, having devoted previous issues to far-flung locales like China and South Africa. The Fall 2013 issue finds itself a bit closer to home, focusing on the vibrant energy of the world’s capital, New York City. Several of the most talented photographers and stylists working today join forces in the eclectic stories, which showcase the beautiful Fall collections against the backdrop of the ever-changing city. Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski‘s stark black-and-white cover story features the Dane Mathias Lauridsen styled by Swede Zara Zachrisson and Darcy Backlar (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), all of whom, like many in these pages—and countless immigrants before them— now call New York home. David Agbodji takes a star turn with an uptown elegance in Bruno Staub (De Facto)’s gorgeous feature styled by Miguel Arnau. Sean O’Pry brings his timeless cool to the city streets in Txema Yeste‘s contemplative story with styling by Francesco Sourigues.

The rest of the roster is equally strong, with newer faces like Dominik Bauer, Tidiou M’Baye, O’Shea Robertson and Louis Steyaert taking their places alongside seasoned pros like Clement Chabernaud, Marcel Castenmiller, Miles McMillan—and a few veterans like RJ Rogenski and Aiden Shaw—in features lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, Carlotta Manaigo, Ben Weller, Axel Lindahl, and Zachary Hadley. The rich stories offer small peeks into the city’s bustling diversity, proof that even a lifelong New Yorker can always find something new and exciting just around the corner.

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Spring Break

March 21st, 2013 |Posted by Betty

How ready is everyone for spring? Spanish magazine Fucking Young‘s new issue, with the theme of ‘1997’, certainly brightens the blustery day with a delightful dose of the coolest male models garbed in eye catching pieces by Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fred Perry and more. Luca Finotti shoots and art directs Dutch favorite Ton Heukels for the cover but keep an eye out for the vintage Gianni Versace archive pieces for the inside edit. And yes all those braces were worn solely for the shoot. Check out the cheeky (and teeth-y) video below and preorder it, here.

TEETH by Luca Finotti from Fucking Young! Magazine on Vimeo.

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Ton Heukels, Miles McMillan, Sebastian Sauvé, Mikkel Jensen, Leebo Freeman by Luca Finotti, Misa Patinszki, styled by Paolo Zagoreo

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Ben Allen by James White, styled by Kevin Kim

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Milo Spijkers by Jose Manuel Ferrater, styled by Nirave Sanchez

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Zhao Lei by Edu García and styled by Patrycja Juraszczyk.

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Matthew Bell by Saverio Cardia and styled by Lucio Colapietro.

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Jake Shortall by Kristiina Wilson, styled by Michelle Carimpong

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Jourdan Copeland by Michiel Meewis

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Jester White by Liam Warwick and styled by Justin Hamilton.

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Surf’s Up

July 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins  takes the whole crew to the beach, for a sleek take on the surf look starring Scott Barnhill, Kacey Carrig, Christopher Wetmore, Jesse Shannon, Justin Barnhill, Jonathan Marquez & Miles McMillan. Styled to perfection by Clare Richardson and featuring sleek pieces by Givenchy, Prada and Dior Homme, the story creates a boys club atmosphere complete with beach house camaraderie. Be sure to check out the piece in full when VMan’s Sports Issue hits newsstands August 23rd.

All photos courtesy of V Man

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