Monday, May 18, 2009

#515 Michael Whittaker - if you've got it, FLAUNT it UPDATED


Image /Flaunt Magazine

Remember Michael Whittaker? As far as I know, he's the only NZ male model working internationally at the moment. For the past five months he's been based in New York, shooting copious amounts of editorial, but recently he's been working in Milan and Paris, and word on the street is that he'll be showing up on the European catwalks next month (I'll be there to report it first hand as it happens). One of his new editorials has just come out, in LA based fashion magazine Flaunt, shot by Ben Watts. It's an urban/sporty three boy ed, which he shares with Mark Cox and number 29 on the models.com Top 50 Male Models list, Eddie Tucker.

UPDATE: I just spoke with Michael, he's currently in Milan waiting for the shows to begin, he sent me through a just published editorial from Rodeo magazine (below) shot by Paul Maffi, and told me he's also recently shot for NYLON and VMan. Now that Michael's book is so developed with editorial from some of the world's top magazines, if he has a successful show season next month, I'd expect to see him move into some high profile campaigns and some big money. The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding.


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Image /Rodeo


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And some tests:


Photographer /Marco Giberti


Photographer /Marco Giberti


Photographer /Marco Giberti


Photographer /Dirk Merten


Photographer /Dirk Merten


Photographer /Ray Brown

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12 comments:

Kate said...

Peter Cairns, who is Wellington born and bred is working out of London and has done for the last few years. He is with d1 models.

http://www.d1models.com/modelbook.aspx?m=1964

Anonymous said...

what about bruce from august he is working in newyork as well isnt he?

Anonymous said...

i love flaunt magazine! so international! i bet lots of nzlanders don't even know this magazine and how big deal it is for him! go Michael!

He's not hot but he does have an edgy style.

Isaac Likes said...

Hi Kate, thanks for that, I've never seen or heard of Peter before.

Bruce was at RAFW two weeks ago, I believe he's back in NZ now, or will be soon.

Jamie Sisley from 62 is also over in London but I haven't seen any work from him.

Michael is consistently working internationally.

Anonymous said...

Bring back virtue of the week!

Anonymous said...

Jasper seven is working in London and has some great options on his chart, check him out on Storm Models

B said...

Hey man got emailed your link... I say good on Michael, He is a sweet chap and deserves everything that is coming his way. To clear up the comment above I am in Australia at the moment and might be back off to Europe next month but who knows. Bruce

Isaac Likes said...

Care to name any of the options?

Anonymous said...

Will do as soon as confirmed, i'll drop you a line xx
Also congrats to Michael, he's a great guy and jumped out at me from the first picc I saw of him!

Anonymous said...

I think he dominates the other models in the urban shots. Way to go Mike

Anonymous said...

Mikey whitt is my boy.
stay classy

Anonymous said...

Mikey whitt is my boy.
stay classy