Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What Up? Chad White

Believe it or not, I've only just met Chad White as recent as backstage Perry Ellis and I fell absolutely in love with him. I even sent his agent Jason Kanner (who has played a major role in his career) a text telling him so. "I know...that voice," he replied. Sure he's got an amazing ass and a great set of abs but with Chad, it's so much more than that. With his beautiful smile and kind voice he is one of the sweetest people I've ever met.

Raised in Portland, Oregon, Chad's dreams of playing for the major leagues came to an abrupt halt with the injury of an elbow. With his sites set on the Navy, a chance phone call left him not only destined for greatness but working with some of today's most influential photographers.

And work he does. In addition to walking the catwalk for some of the world's most prestigious designers, Chad also devotes time to helping out when and wherever he can. Thus making him not only one of today's most sought after male models but due to his charity work for the gay community and AIDS research, somewhat of a gay icon.

He is shy, humble and FYI the magazines do not do his body justice. We love Chad White!

What up Chad?
JD Ferguson: Okay Chad, time for the 64 million dollar question. Gay or Straight?
Chad White: Straight.
JD: So there's no way I can talk you in to having sex with me?
CW: Nope.
JD: Would a six pack of Pabst help?
CW: Maybe Heineken.
(laughs)
JD: Okay we'll come back to that. So your from Portland?
CW: Yep, Portland, Oregon.
JD: And your how old?
CW: 23
JD: And when did you start modeling?
CW: I started my senior year in high school working for Nike. I was pursuing baseball as a dream.
JD: Oh ya, weren't you like a known "up-and-comer" headed for the major leagues?
CW: Ya, I was under the wing of a retired major leaguer who was sort of my mentor and he started grooming me in that direction until I hurt my elbow. I started modeling more seriously as way to pay for the surgery.
JD: So did you know enough to say, "I have to get to New York if I wanna make it big," or how did you get back east?
CW: Well I joined the navy at that time.
JD: What!? The Navy? That's hot.
CW: Well I was drinking and partying a lot so I needed a little structure and discipline and I thought that would be a good way.
JD: Okay so how did you go from the Navy to being Steven Klein's muse?
CW: (laughs) Uh, Jason Kanner had seen Polaroids of me and called me the day before I was shipping out.
JD: No way, talk about destiny.
CW: Ya.
JD: So Jason Kanner literally saved you from the military. Are you happy with the way it's all worked out?
CW: Ya, it's a dream come true.
JD: And besides your obvious good looks, you have won over fans by donating your time for charities. How did you fall in to that?
CW: Well my booker Jason is one of my best friends in New York and whenever he comes to me and presents opportunities to give back I'm always all for it.
JD: So you are obviously aware that you have a huge gay following. How does that feel?
CW: I'm honored. A fan is a fan gay or straight, it's all the same to me.
JD: Well I think it's admirable that your so open and supportive.
CW: I know a lot of models that are one way with people and then when we walk away [from jobs or castings] its a different story. They are friendly when they need to be and then talk a lot of shit, which I don't agree with. I grew up in a very open-minded household. My mom always taught me not to judge people and if I ever did my dad was there to whoop my ass (laughs). I don't get the whole discrimination thing. People have always just been people.
JD: So what are you in to?
CW: Sports. I like all kinds of sports and outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking and walks on the beach..(smiles)
JD: Oh shit.
CW: (laughs) I'm a total thrill seeker too...like bungee jumping, skydiving, roller coasters, I love all that.
JD: Are you living in the city now?
CW: Ya, I cant live anywhere else. I love new york.
JD: Well you seem to be very big in Milan. Do you enjoy doing the European circuit?
CW: I love the shows, the castings are boring though.
JD: Well your such a name, do you even have to do castings anymore?
CW: Sometimes, depends on what it is.
JD: Speaking of Steven Klein, have you enjoyed all the work you've done together?
CW: Hell ya. I love Steven, he's an amazing photographer and a total perfectionist. I'm grateful anytime I get to work with him.
JD: And who else have you worked with?
CW: Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Arnaldo Anya, Mr. Joe Lally...
JD: That's quite a group. Any favorite shoots that stand out in your mind?
CW: Well of course L'uomo Vogue with Steven is up there and the story I did recently with Meisel for Vogue was a lot of fun.
JD: Well thanks for poppin' by Chad, it's always nice to see you.
CW: Thank you for having me its a pleasure.
JD: So if we were on a deserted island with no girls in sight, you still wouldn't have sex with me?
CW: (laughs) I don't think so. That's funny though and I appreciate your tenacity.
JD: OH! One more thing. How do you like shooting nude?
CW: I don't mind at all. I think America's hang-ups about sex and nudity are ridiculous, it's not like that in Europe. Gladiator is my favorite movie, the Romans and all...I love how they held nudity in such high regard with the statues and art. That's how I view shooting nude, it's art.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Behati Prinsloo

I love Behati Prinsloo. This is us in an elevator last-night out on the town.

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Michael Biserta

So remember Michael Biserta, the fireman with the huge schlong who's appearance on "Guys Gone Wild" was responsible for the banning of the FDNY Calendar? Retarded, I know. Well thank GOD he had enough sense to go and get some horny photographer (should've been me) to shoot one of his own. Here's a little behind-the-scenes footage of Mike on set. He's so straight....just pull it out already.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Super Fan

You could not have commissioned a better gift than the one Casey Spooner received from "Super Fan" Joseph Whitt of Atlanta. "Isn't it great? He crated it himself and sent it up to New York. I love it," says Casey of the 5 x 7 ft. surprise.

The life-size painting is an exact replica of Joseph's personal CD collection (in acrylic) and the detail is extraordinary. Makes you wish you had fans, eh?

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Underneath

Whatisunderneath.blogspot.com (Underneath) is a fun young blog that features the works of everyone from Slava Mogutin and Benjamin Alexander Huseby to Brandon Herman and yours truly. This kid obviously loves a cute boy and I like everyone on his Top Blog list. It's called Underneath. Check it out!

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Stephen Gan

Look for a revealing Stephen Gan interview in this month's Hercules Magazine. Hedi snapped some shots of SG on the beach while vacationing over the summer and accompanied with insightful conversation, I'd say it's the most you've seen or heard from Stephen yet. I'm sure many of you will find his thoughts on the magazine world interesting, considering people are always coming up to me and asking what he's like.

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Sal Morale

Popped over to the LES for a little Hookah action and to celebrate DJ Sal Morale's birthday. I love Sal. Not only is he THE quintessential hot-ass Brooklyn boy, but he's way chill.

Shared a car over with my pal Peter from Marilyn and one of my all-time faves Julia Dunstal.
Catherine McNeil, Flavia de Oliveira, Fionn, Jamie Burke, my girl Maryna Linchuk, Christian B, Jamie Strachen...total blast. Between the good smoke and tunes I was well on my way when I rolled out of there at 3 a.m. Thanks for a great night Sal and Happy F*ckin Birthday!











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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pierre Fitch

How many of you fashionistas out there know who Pierre Fitch is? I know all you horny queens do but for those of you that don't he is a tatoo-ed little hottie from Montreal who, at 25, is already a legend in porn. Your going to be seeing a lot more of Pierre from me in the future, but in the meantime check out his x-rated blog! He's so yummy.

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Jeremy Kost

I was flickin' through the V site the other day and came across this photographer that shot Polaroids front row at Hugo Boss last week. His name is Jeremy Kost. The pics are amazing! Click Who's The Boss? for a complete slideshow.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Abercrombie and Fitch

There's no denying the impact Abercrombie and Fitch campaigns have had on advertising and the world of homo-erotic photography. It not only opened the minds of millions of mall-goers across America, but actually got straight boys thinking about straight boys. And now (after the fact) they've got a blog. It's very G-rated and mostly behind-the-scenes snaps from different shoots and whoever Bruce has got his lens on that week. Check it out!

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Genius

Fendi takes over the Great Wall of China. Poor Karl, he must be so bored on this planet.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss's show Wednesday night was off the hook! Everyone seemed rested and happy to not be dealing with all the stress of fashion week. It was like one big party backstage with friends, but dressed up in gorgeous outfits. I got to play with two of my all-time faves Tanya D. and Lara Stone, who the boys could not get enough of.

The casting was amazing. Where else have we seen Sasha Pivovarova lined up with Joshua Walter or Catherine McNeil standing alongside Ryan Taylor? It was like an all-stars mixer. Fionn, Jamie, Mathias, Owen, Michael Gandolfi, and Ford's new French import Julien Q, all suited up in Boss's signature sleek tailored silhouette. Nothin' wrong with that!

And with the usual pack of photographers back in their respective countries I got to enjoy shooting alongside Patrick McMullan, whom I love. And let's not forget the clothes. It was uber-chic at it's finest. Classic Hugo Boss...like the BMW of high fashion. The entire night was so fun and relaxed it didn't even feel like work.

For a complete slideshow of the night go to Vmagazine.com or click New York Boss.

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My Bitch


I guess the beauty of having your own blog is that you can write (or bitch) about whatever you want, when you want. Today, it's how I'm being raped trying to get my expired passport renewed. Seems simple right? Millions of people do it each day, I'm sure it's an easy process. NOT!

Basically, if I go online and try to do this via the Internet and select the "non-rush twenty business day option," I can renew for a low $60. However, that is just the agency fee. Now tack on the $20 shipping fee and the good ole US of A's $160 and there you have it. It now takes $240 to renew your passport. When did this happen? It didn't even cost $50 when I got my last one ten years ago!

Apparently if I opt to do it locally, here in the city, that's an eight-month "backlog". Can you imagine? Eight months to get your passport? So you either have to spend the two-forty through the web or your forced to wait eight months. F*cking ridic!

And I don't wanna give them back my old one! I love my passport. It's like the last ten years of my life spent all over the world.

There. That's my bitch.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

New Face: Alexandre Cunha

I would hardly consider DNA's Alexandre Cunha a new face given the amount he's accomplished since entering the world of fashion just a short six months ago. From Brazil to New York, via a successful first run of European shows and a spot in the new D&G campaign, Alexandre Cunha has entered the fast-track of a soon to be top male model.

Not since shooting Joao Vellutini has a Brazilian such as this crossed my path and not since shooting Cameron for VMAN 7 have I felt in the presence of such greatness. He is truly a star.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Behind The Scenes

So I got a call one morning to head over to the west side for a little Mario, Gisele, behind-the-scenes-Vanity Fair action. Needless to say it was a lot of fun and Evandro and Romulo certainly didn't hurt. With the exception of my favorite bike being stolen right out in front of Milk Studio (I hate people that steal bikes) the day went off without a hitch. As usual Mario was a lot of fun.

Obviously I'm way late on this, but I never found time to do anything with this footage and just assumed it would never see the light of day. That is until it mysteriously turned up on YouTube! I'm at a complete loss as to how it ended up blasted out on the web, but that's okay because so is everyone else.

So here's me behind the lens spending the day with Gisele, Mario and Vanity Fair's Michael Roberts. Enjoy!


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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dudetubeonline.com

Can you imagine with all the free porn and passwords that come my way I still manage to log on to Dudetubeonline.com? Have a seat all you free porn loving queens out there 'cause I'm about to hook you up! And for those of you that are already "in the know", well...more power to ya.

Unfortunately, as it is an X-rated site, I am unable to post any juicy content from the page, hence my graphic design work above. Nonetheless I'm sure you will enjoy. I love, have loved and am still loving Dudetubeonline and if your in to watching hot jocks soap up in the locker room or straight college boys wankin' on their cam, you will be too. Trust.

Dudetube! Dudetube! Dudetube!

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Hemorrhoid

"I, I, I...Look, this isn't my first rodeo."-George W. Bush

He actually said that yesterday. You tell me, I've never been able to sit through one of his press conferences, has he been stumbling and futtering around like that for the past seven years? Double-speaking and bullshitting his way out of questions coming from journalists who are far more intelligent than he?

A friend of mine at the HRC once said to me, "JD if all the idiots out there ever realize there's more of them than us, we're screwed." Well they did, The Christian Right. No wonder the rest of the world thinks we're evil.

It's almost over people.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Visionaire 52: Private

Look for a nude Evandro Soldati in Visionaire 52: Private. Shot by Mert and Marcus and sponsored by Louis Vuitton--Private features Christy Turlington, Chloe Sevigny, Jamie Dornan, Drew Barrymore, Stephanie Seymour, Natalia Vodianova, Stella McCartney, Mariah Carey, Lil' Kim and many others. All presented in a beautiful gold monogrammed case designed by Marc himself. Well done Cecilia!

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Bogomir Doringer

I met with this cool Serbian kid called Bogomir Doringer. He popped by my pad to interview me and snap some polaroids for a piece he was doing for a magazine while in New York City. I was stunned by his beauty and ended up doing some portraits of him. He sent me these shots, which I love and yes I have since cut my big hair.



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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sonia Rykiel

I love this ad. It's one of the only ones I've seen that I actually like.

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The Hills

OMG I caught another episode of that show The Hills and all I can say is: LOVE Whitney, that girl Lauren is horrible and that Spencer dude is a total douche.

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Paper TV



Good ole Paper TV, Gotta love it! I always have so much fun with Emily when she's on the mic and it's fun watching her try and keep it together in this video. Cause lemme tell ya, she was schvitzing herself over all those boys! Check out our quick little interview and notice how I turn and hack in the middle of it. I guess I should try to be a little more presentable on camera...or at least cover my mouth when I cough.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Ryan Taylor

How cute is Ryan Taylor? Whenever I'm around him I have to remind myself I'm not a 16 yr. old girl.

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Howard K Stern

Okay look! I know this may seem like a random person to write about, but I'd just like to say, Howard K Stern is no more responsible for Anna Nicole Smith's death than any of us who have sat by and "enabled" our addict friends. If you watched Anna Nicole's show (I loved my white trash sister) then you know that Howard was the one loyal friend she had.

Serving as lawyer, keeper and confidant through all her hard times, he does not deserve to be called a murderer or vilified in the media as accountable for her wreckless life. He's filed a 60 Million dollar lawsuit against hooker-turned-talk-show host Rita Cosby and I hope he wins! Poor guy, I feel sorry for him.

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Matthew Gray Gubler

I'm still kicking myself for being drunk through my twenties and DNA's Matthew Gray Gubler certainly doesn't help. With filmmaker, actor, artist and model added to his resume, it would seems he's accomplished more at twenty-seven than some of us thirty-somethings.

Photographed by Terry Richardson for both Tommy Hilfiger and Sisely campaigns as well as serving as intern to Wes Anderson (which later resulted in an on-screen role in The Life Aquatic), Gubler now relishes as a regular on CBS' ratings killer Criminal Minds.


He's also quite the little illustrator and his drawings with personal journal can be seen at MatthewGrayGubler.com. And if that's not enough, he just directed a video for the Killers. Some people just have it all, I bet he's hung too.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Tom Ford

“I complimented their cocks in the shower. I told one guy, your cock is really good; mine is usually bigger than this. And he said, 'Oh, it’s just the water—go stand under the shower.' If you behave that way and you respect people, I think they get it. They sense from me that I’m not going to give one of them a blow job. I just don’t do that.”- Tom Ford (on his photo shoot for Out Magazine.) What a tool.

Meanwhile, here is a promo for Tom's new fragrance. Though deemed too racy for the American market (Out has even opted not to run it) I doubt those are actually Tom's hands. Since he "just doesn't do that."

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F*cking Hystair

Has anyone seen this show? It's on FX. It's a bunch of cute straight boys runnin' around actin' gay, a blond girl who's a total riot and Danny Devito. It's f*cking hystair!

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