Jeff was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Laura Friedli. Many thanks to Alexis Maheo.


interview

Name:
Jeff Hinton

Agency:
Premium Models (Paris – mother agency)
Models 1 (London)

Age:
21

Height:
182cm (5’11.5″)

Instagram:
@jeff_visions

Place of Origin:
London, England

Ethnic Origin:
Russian father – English mother

Birthsign:
Sagittarius

How discovered:
I was scouted at the end of summer 2016 after my business studies at a funky roller-skating party

What was your first modeling job?
My first job was for Bershka, it was a fun start getting to travel to Spain. I’m always stressed at castings but never at the job, even on my first catwalk for Haider Ackermann

Favorite things:
Sketch pad always on me, I can’t see myself going on with life without drawing or creating (clothes & music)

What are you listening to at the moment?
At the moment I’m into some very chill stuff like Advanced Dreams, Purl. And when I’m outside or traveling I get myself started with some b52’s, The Stranglers and grime

Favorite movie, tv show:
The last things that I watched and appreciated were Loveless, Blow Up, and Stranger Things

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Exfoliation and hydration, that’s the key they say.. I’ve always had, since young, healthy skin. Helmut Lang is definitely a great inspiration. But Gucci… I’m in love with their colors, drawings, their whole extravagant outcome is what I like.

What were you doing before modeling?
I was attending a business school but that way of life from the very start didn’t appeal to me. Funnily enough but my life was more stressful before modeling; bare pressure on every side.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Basically my goal is to create a clothes brand with different ethics that would impact visually and on the soul. My life without modeling… well, that’s a different reality, time, and place, and I can’t say where I would be.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I guess one of my hobbies is shooting (can’t be cool for everyone). It’s actually a sport where you have to run around a course with a handgun and shoot the targets all whilst keeping up with speed, concentration and security. As a kid I never played with computer games, cards and all the other random stuff.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I guess Julius7 show was really relaxed; “no fuss, be yourself” was the motto. Most of all I love editorials where you go off to some fancy place, the styling is great and the whole team is friendly. Working at Balmain I got to be friends with the photographer, I discovered a lot thanks to him.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I miss London so bad. I moved to France when I was 9 and since then I feel like I’ve left a part of me over there. IPAs and a full English breakfast… it just can’t go wrong

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’d like to work with Dexter Navy. I really like his visions in video making (Dior, Skepta). Brands… well, I would really love to be in the Gucci dreamy campaign they’ve done lately. The locations, the photographer, they got it all right;

Place you would love to visit:
I would really like to go to Morocco, Italy or Greece. I’m in love with the wildlife, sandy colors of the surrounding environment, endless palm trees… I guess I love the south because all my travels were nearly always in the northern hemisphere (Russia, Germany, Lithuania)

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
At the moment I’m working on a motor bike project and 2 clothing prototypes.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
I guess people generally say “you can do it”, always pushing on the self-confidence issue. My motto is: Just don’t try to be someone else; we are unique in every different way, and that is our major strength.

  • double m-by miguel

    Impressive potential, especially in editorial.

  • @xeniatelier

    Jeff, you ROCK

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