Select Model Management (London)
Place of Origin:
I started modelling last year in April. At the time a vintage store in Dublin called Nine Crow Street were scouting for models on their Instagram and my girlfriend suggested that I go for it. The owners got back to me really fast and asked me to come in for a test shoot, they said they were just about to approach me which would have been a way better story. ANYWAY. At that time I didn’t know what I was even testing for, I thought maybe it would be for their online store. The test with them went really smooth, so they explained their plans to set up Not Another Agency and that they wanted me to be their first GUY. I really loved their ideas and to be fair they were right about pretty much everything they ever said to me. Once I signed I worked quite fast to build my portfolio. Not Another told me in the beginning that my best plan would be to aim for London and they did everything needed to make that happen. London came around much faster than I expected. I signed with Select in October and I’ve gone full time since January.
Good music, good food, my amazing girlfriend and my family and friends.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Listening to loads of stuff these days. Really loving new work from Rebekah, Hans Bouffmhre, & Johannes Heil to name a few. Then anything on Flash Recordings, Trauma and OTB records is usually in my favourites. So mostly techno apart from some essential pick me ups like Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day”.
Favorite movie, tv show:
I’ve watched all the Louis Theroux documentaries at least twice, he’s a genius, I love him! The US Office is also the best. Dwight <3 Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I really love what Ader Error are doing at the moment, I’m still waiting to find my signature fragrance. And I know it’s not really a beauty product but my electric toothbrush is the business. It’s actually changed my life. I get excited about brushing my teeth since the upgrade.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
So I’d probably be working some fulltime IT job in a constant state of zombie mode from staying up way too late every night trying my best to make tracks. Last summer I really wanted to do a Masters in Digital Advertising but I had to repeat one subject, so I probably would be trying to save up to get into the course this September. And definitely travelling any chance I got.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I have a really snobby High Nelly bike that I love.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
One of my favourite shoots was definitely my first editorial for Client Magazine with a photographer/stylist duo Antolovic and Solarevic. They found an unreal location in Dublin, it was a furniture store selling loads of liquidated rubbish. The place was like an adult jungle gym, stacked with mattresses, chairs and what not. They had me doing some whacky things while the owner casually bargained with people over carpet beside us. It was my biggest shoot at the time and it gave me a major boost.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
My hometown is pretty small, everybody knows everybody. It was such a great place to have been brought up. I love visiting my parents when I can and the Guinness is unbeatable at home. I’ve lived in Dublin now for over 4 years and while I was in college I had been itching to move away but recently it’s really beginning to grow. There’s a very exciting music scene at the moment, so many good gigs, clubs and festivals popping up everywhere. Its also great to see some up to date businesses within the fashion industry really going forward over here, and i’m glad I got to work the likes of Nowhere and MFI Magazine . I hope it catches up soon.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to see my mug become the face for Dior Homme sometime.
Place you would love to visit:
Berlin. AND I’m going this month. I’ve been dying to go for over two years. I’ve just heard so many great things about it and I really want to go to Berghain.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Changes and trends in Technology. I can’t stop thinking about how quick everything is changing around us just because of technology. Like I would never be a model if it wasn’t for Instagram.